School District No. 35 (Langley)

School District No. 35 (Langley)


The Langley School District invites applications for a Buyer. This is a permanent full-time (35 hours per week year round) position. Reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor, the Buyer performs a variety of duties relating to the acquisition of equipment, supplies and services.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
  • Processes tenders by determining specifications, scope of work, identifying vendors, setting closing dates, distributing tenders and receiving bids
  • Summarizes and analyzes tender bids and quotations, evaluates equipment, supplies and services offered in terms of quality, service, and price and recommends best value and supplier
  • Expedites orders and negotiates with vendors when items are unsatisfactory
  • Processes requisitions by determining needs, identifying alternates, assigning applicable tax exemptions, pricing and ordering
  • Inputs and retrieves data including those related to P.O.'s
  • Researches, analyzes and compiles data regarding product information to the point that alternatives can be discussed and recommendations made
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Grade 12 graduation supplemented by office procedures
  • Completion of a Purchasing Diploma through a recognized education institution or a relevant combination of education and experience
  • Two year's related experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively using tact, discretion and diplomacy in contacts of a difficult or specialized nature
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and use judgement in the application and modification of methods and procedures
  • Ability to work with constant interruptions and the necessity to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain constant concentration
  • Detailed knowledge of purchasing software
  • Good knowledge of Business English and Business Math
  • Physical ability to perform the required duties
Rate of pay: $27.27 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits plan; (35 hours per week year round position)
Please include the following documents:
  • External Support Application Form
  • Resume, including names and email addresses of at least 3 references (must be current or former supervisors)
  • High school diploma (e.g., Dogwood) or transcript confirming Grade 12 graduation
  • Copy of Purchasing Diploma (if applicable)
  • Transcript of Purchasing courses completed
Closing date – July 22, 2018

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal records check.
We wish to thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: School District No. 35 (Langley)
Location: Langley, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: June 25, 2018, 10:49 am
Expires: July 22, 2018, 4:30 pm

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