Job Posting 99114

Procurement Specialist
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby, BC
closed 14 days ago (Thu, 15 Feb)
full time  •  TBD


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


Reporting to the assigned Manager, the Procurement Specialist uses public procurement guidelines and BC Housing policies, processes, 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, and providing recommendations for procurements. 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 role oversees and facilitates the process supporting the development and issuance of solicitations for the supply of goods and services which involve the strategic, timely and economic acquisition of construction, renovations, equipment, services and supplies.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Advanced diploma in operations management, logistics, or other relevant discipline. 
  • Considerable related experience in purchasing and/or contract management. 
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Considerable 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.
  • Proficiency 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, solicitations, contracts, 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.

Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact  to arrange a call.


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.


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If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.

- Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact to arrange a call.)


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