Permanent Full Time Position

Do you want to be part of a great team with an exciting future? The District of Saanich employs more than 1500 members in nine departments and 11 locations in Saanich. We offer competitive wages, benefits/pension, and a robust learning & development program. Our culture holds true to our motto "Populo Serviendo" - this is latin for "Serving the People". We are looking for innovative people to join our team today!

Purchasing Services is seeking a Buyer to provide procurement services to municipal departments in accordance with the commitment to ensure best value for money expended on goods, services and construction.  The Buyer will provide advice and guidance on purchasing issues and the contracting process while considering Saanich policies, Canadian and International Contract Law, Trade Agreement rules and obligations, and best practices. 

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of all procurement methods (sourcing, selecting and evaluating), competitive bidding laws of Canada, contract formation,   logistics, transportation, quality management, inventory management, and whole-life costing.

Requirements include: Grade 12 graduation or equivalent; certificate or one year post-secondary education in related field (Business Administration, Finance); diploma of Supply Management from the Supply Chain Canada; minimum three years of purchasing experience, preferably in a public environment and a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $33.35 per hour and an excellent benefits package. Job description and competition information can be found at This posting will remain open until filled. Please apply quoting competition 20066 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email  As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted.  We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted. This posting is actively open and selection is proceeding at this time.

Organization: District of Saanich
Location: Saanich, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: May 6, 2020, 9:50 am
Expires: December 31, 2020, 11:45 pm

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