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Job Number:  44721
Procurement Specialist
Job Posted: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
(69 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST (Upto 2 positions Available)

Job ID:  2768


Location:  BURNABY, BC




The Procurement Specialist uses public procurement guidelines and BC Housing policies, process and templates to conduct procurements, assist in managing suppliers and provide recommendations to internal clients (the "client") engaged in supply chain activities. The Procurement Specialist works independently and proactively to support her/his clients’ procurements and resulting supply contracts which may include but are not limited to: managing solicitations, working collaboratively with the client on solicitations, providing oversight and guidance to the procurement process, vendor management, and providing recommendations for procurements and vendor management. The Procurement Specialist’s main areas of responsibility are: conducting and/or supporting public and selective competitive bids, developing and implementing strategic procurement strategies for construction/renovations/equipment/services, providing and/or supporting vendor management and developing strong relationships with suppliers and key agencies.




The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor degree, or advanced diploma, in a relevant discipline from a college, technical institute or university, or an equivalent mixture of experience and eduction.
  • Supply chain education from a recognized institution such as:
  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada - Certified Professional Purchaser program, Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program, Institute of Supply Management - Certified Professional in Supply Management, Public Sector Procurement Program– PSPP or a combination of educational courses specifically focused on Supply Chain knowledge and requirements.



  • A minimum of four years experience with progressive responsibility in purchasing and/or contract management with a preference for experience in public sector procurement and tendering.

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable to the employer may be considered.



  •  Knowledge of purchasing in a variety of supplies and services.
  • Knowledge of construction, building maintenance and repair, including parts and supplies.
  • Knowledge of construction purchasing and their contracts.
  • Knowledge of Canadian construction, tendering and contract law(s) and practices.
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement requirements and legislation.
  • Strong decision making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to negotiate prices, terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Ability to resolve contractual and supplier performanceproblems.
  • Ability to plan and organize purchasing activities.
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability to write reports, specifications, Bid Calls, Request for Proposals, etc.
  • Advanced computer skills and knowledge, including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office – Professional.



How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.


Please review the Job Description prior to applying

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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted


BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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