BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Senior Buyer

Help procure the City of Kelowna’s future!
Join the City’s Purchasing team and provide leadership and direction in the acquiring of over $100 million annually in goods, services, and construction to help keep our City’s economy going! Use your skills to provide superior customer service, effective negotiations, and outstanding technical knowledge. Your duties will include review detailed purchase requisitions, prepare and issue complex tenders and RFP’s, market research, apply analysis and critical thinking as it pertains to procurement and the best outcomes for the City. You will determine and lead procurement strategy, facilitate evaluations, recommend contract awards and resolve post-award contract issues.

We are seeking a purchasing professional with previous experience in the public sector, a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation and a Business-related Diploma. Those without their designation may be considered and compensated at a lower rate of pay.

Help create Kelowna as a city of the future. Our diverse team strives to innovate to make things better, work as one team, serve proudly and lead responsibly. Live, work and play in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. Kelowna boasts miles of lake access, public areas and outdoor recreation opportunities, a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, healthy and connected neighbourhoods, and a world-renowned College and University. You’re only a quick link to the world via the Kelowna International Airport.  

Grow your career in an organization that supports employee work-life balance and career and professional development. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position with an hourly rate progressing from $44.28 to $47.19 per hour plus employer-paid comprehensive benefits, an earned day off program, paid vacation and one of Canada’s top pension plans. 
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Applications must be received by end of day April 23, 2024

Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the closing date are thanked for their interest

Organization: City of Kelowna
Professional Categories: Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: April 3, 2024, 9:26 am
Expires: April 23, 2024, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $44.28 to $47.19 Hour