BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Purchasing Manager

Regular Full Time - Exempt

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.

Come join one of BC’s Top 100 Employers! The City of Coquitlam is currently recruiting for a Purchasing Manager to join our team of professionals in the Finance & Technology Department.

Reporting to the GM Finance and Technology, this position is responsible for the overall administration of the City’s purchasing function including leading a division that works closely with City departments to provide advice and recommendations on appropriate acquisition methods; identify opportunities for strategic sourcing; draft and coordinate the preparation of complex tenders, RFP’s and other competitive bid documents in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements; and guide vendor evaluation and selection.   

The City is a leader in using innovative procurement methodologies and technology and the Purchasing Manager is responsible for developing and implementing procurement policies and design­ing the most efficient processes for procurement and storage of goods. 

This position is responsible for staying abreast of procurement trends and proactively developing and promoting open, fair and transparent processes for the acquisition of goods and services.  This includes ensuring compliance with all current and future trade agreements, legislative requirements and City policies.  This position also liaises with regional groups supporting strategic supply chain decision making and seeks opportunities for cooperative purchasing to achieve economies of scale.  The Purchasing Manager also oversees the operation of Central Stores and administrates the corporate purchasing card program.

The ideal candidate will exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative, be able to manage multiple competing demands, build and maintain strong working relationships and effectively lead a team of approximately eight employees.  Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are essential. These attributes will be matched with a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, completion of advanced purchasing management courses accredited by the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada, and a minimum of 5-7 years’ of related leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in a public sector setting.  A valid BC Driver’s license is also required.

This is an exempt management position offering a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and an earned day off program.  Applicants under consideration may be required to consent to a Police Information Check. 

Please apply online by 5 p.m. on February 25, 2019 at
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.

Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: February 11, 2019, 10:33 am
Expires: February 25, 2019, 5:00 pm