Job Posting 87934

Procurement Specialist
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 13 days (Mon, 10 Oct)
full time


($63,393.31 - $73,118.09 Annually)


Reporting to the Manager, Procurement, 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. He/she/they works independently and proactively to support their 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 position is responsible for 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:


  • Advanced diploma in operations management, logistics, or other relevant discipline.
  • Supply chain management education from a recognized institution such as: Purchasing Management Association of Canada - Certified Professional Purchaser Program, Institute of Supply Management - Certified Professional in Supply Management - or courses in the Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP) or Strategic Supply Chain Management Program.
  • Considerable related experience in purchasing and/or contract management.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer


  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of procurement and purchasing practices for a variety of supplies and services.
  • Sound knowledge of construction purchasing and their contracts.
  • Sound knowledge of Canadian construction, tendering and contract law(s) and practices.
  • Sound knowledge of Public Procurement requirements and legislation.
  • Sound knowledge of construction, building maintenance and repair, including parts and supplies.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong decision making and analytical skills.
  • Strong customer service and presentation skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to negotiate prices, terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and organize purchasing activities.
  • Ability to write, review and/or edit technical reports, specification terms, Bid Calls, Request for Proposals, etc.
  • Ability to work and foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to analyze, mitigate, and resolve contractual and supplier performance problems.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressures while managing multiple projects.

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