Buyer - City of Nanaimo

Discover Nanaimo – One of the oldest cities on Canada’s west coast, the City of Nanaimo is a growing, livable urban centre that still maintains its historic charm.  Situated between the mountains and the ocean on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a short ferry trip away from Metro Vancouver, and a 90 minute drive from Victoria. Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary community that is home to Vancouver Island University and is rich in parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities.


Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Buyer. Under the direction of the Manager, Purchasing & Stores, the incumbent procures a wide variety of supplies, materials, tools, equipment, and services for City departments. This involves reviewing requisitions, preparation of tender and bid documents, vendor sourcing, bid solicitations, procurement, analysis of bids, and award recommendation. Performs administrative duties related to procurement, purchasing, and inventory of City of Nanaimo assets.

Applicants must have a Diploma in Business Administration or a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation and a minimum of 4 years’ purchasing experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License is required.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $39.81 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2022 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 23-07 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Posting Date January 24, 2023

Application Deadline February 14, 2023 4:30pm

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

Organization: City of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration, Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: January 24, 2023, 2:49 pm
Expires: February 14, 2023, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $39.81 Hour

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