Senior Buyer

School District No. 41 (Burnaby)

School District No. 41 (Burnaby)

Senior Buyer

Temporary Full-Time 
(Maternity leave of absence effective January 2020 to return of incumbent)

As one of the largest, most progressive, urban districts in the province, Burnaby provides comprehensive educational programs and services to 41 elementary and 8 secondary schools, plus a number of additional facilities. The Burnaby School District is seeking a Senior Buyer to join their professional Purchasing team. Reporting to the Manager - Financial Services, this key purchasing position is responsible to ensure the integrity of the acquisition process, maximize acquisition strategies, create contractual documents and conduct negotiations. Experience in core public sector and construction related procurement preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the tendering process and monitors administration of complex, high risk and high value type contracts.
  • Prepares and approves purchase orders for materials, supplies, equipment and services and recommends SD41 standards for equipment by performing research, obtaining prices and specifications, and by consulting with end users to evaluate suitability and quality.
  • Conducts performance reviews with suppliers by arranging demonstrations, consulting end-users, interviewing sales representatives and determining product quality, price and availability.  Identifies and resolves various supplier management problems minimizing the school district’s legal risks.
  • Working with internal and external customers to ensure the district is getting quality service from its vendors.
  • Assistance in development of a vendor management system.


  • Completion of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation or equivalent.
  • Five years related work experience or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of procurement practices and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of technology and applications related to work performed including Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to communicate effectively at the level required for the job
  • Valid BC Driver’s license (Class 5).

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Please forward your resume with cover letter and at least two (2) references no later than Friday, November 22, 2019 to:

Organization: School District No. 41 (Burnaby)

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:30 am
Expires: December 13, 2019, 4:30 pm

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