Procurement Specialist

City of Coquitlam

Procurement Specialist

Finance & Technology
Regular Full Time


The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

We are seeking a Procurement Specialist to join our team of professionals in our Finance & Technology Department, delivering professional, customer-focused procurement services to both our internals clients and vendors.  Our ideal candidate will provide complex and challenging procurement guidance in the acquisition of a wide variety of supplies and services required by our municipal departments in support of our strategic and business plan priorities.
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Procurement Specialist thrives in a fast paced environment, managing multiple procurement priorities for the City and providing sound procurement advice and sourcing options in a cost effective manner. The successful incumbent will be responsible for a variety of procurement functions including but not limited to preparation of competitive bid documents such as tenders, making requests for quotations and proposals for user departments; setting up evaluation processes; resolving bid irregularities; performing price and cost analyses; negotiating acceptable prices, terms and condition and monitoring for effectiveness as well as contract management.

Our candidate will need to be highly adept at establishing and maintaining a variety of stakeholder relationships, customer-service focused, adaptable with a proven track record for problem solving with a strategic lens on procurement matters. In addition, proven communication skills, both written and verbal, thorough knowledge of purchasing principles, practises and methods, contract law, risk management and business procedures are required.

This is senior purchasing work of a special project nature that requires considerable independent judgement and action within the framework of established policies, standards and budget constraints. Duties include assessing business needs, performing research/analysis of products/services, consultation with end users, data analysis, report writing, administration of the competitive bid process and contract management.

The incumbent should possess a minimum Grade 12 graduation along with a completion of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) program of the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada (SCMA) plus sound related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience in a computerized purchasing environment, exceptional computer skills, analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills are required. 

A CUPE hourly rate of $37.97 - $44.83, a comprehensive benefits package, and an earned day off program are being offered. 

Please apply online by 5 p.m. March 30, 2019 at www.coquitlam.ca/jobs.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Coquitlam
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: March 15, 2019, 10:00 am
Expires: March 30, 2019, 5:00 pm

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