Start Date: September 2017
The Junior Buyer reports to the Manager, Purchasing and is responsible for the acquisitions activities within the Purchasing department by performing purchasing functions and related duties utilizing computerized software applications according to established guidelines and work performance standards set by the College. The position is responsible for non-complex procurement of materials, products, and services and supports activities in the competitive bidding process. The Junior Buyer supports the Manager and team in developing policies and procedures and provides administrative supported in related duties.
Education & Experience:
- Completion of a two (2) year diploma in Supply Management, Material Management, or equivalent.
- Enrollment to SCMP Designation Program, preferred.
- Three (3) years related experience in purchasing department within an organization of substantial size preferably in the public or education sector.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Experience in the development of RFP’s, RFQ’s, and Tenders for goods and services; administering the bidding process (i.e. BC Bid);
- Knowledge of purchasing standards, policies, procedures and strategies, procurement strategies, supply management philosophy and techniques.
- Knowledge of various laws and governmental regulations as they relate to the purchasing function (i.e. WCB, federal and provincial taxation, customs, NWTA, Canada Hazardous Products Act, WHMIS, WorkSafe BC, FOIPPA etc)
- Strong computer skills with experience using a computerized procurement systems, preferably Banner.
- Proficient in the use of computer applications including word processing (i.e. Word), spreadsheet (i.e. Excel), database management (i.e. Access), email, and Internet.
Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, interpretation, and negotiating skills required to evaluate vendors, handle pricing competitions, and to negotiate prices, delivery dates, and payment terms with vendors.
- Ability to prepare RFQs, RFP’’s, and Tenders.
- Ability to interpret and apply various laws and governmental regulations as they relate to the purchasing function.
- Ability to exercise considerable independence of action and judgement in all aspects of purchasing and a high degree of accountability.
- Ability to liaise with and develop effective working relationships with departments/divisions, vendors and suppliers.
- Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
- Ability to maintain standard of absolute confidentiality regarding information and records.
- Ability to provide customer service effectively.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Salary Range: $1,761.55 - $2,019.30 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade 22)
Employee Group: CUPE
Hours & Days of Work: 8:30am – 4:45 pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is subject to the compressed workweek schedule.
Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date. For a copy of the position description please click here.
Please note that internal applicants are given first consideration.
Closing Date: August 23, 2017
Competition No.: C151-17
We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.