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Senior Buyer - Regular Full-time
Municipality: Township of Langley This posting closed on

February 16, 2021
at 12:00 AM
Job ID: 21-U016 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Purchasing and Stores
Job Description: Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 140,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty. A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for a regular full-time Senior Buyer to join our team of professionals in the Finance Division, Purchasing and Stores Department. Reporting to the Manager, Purchasing Services in this unionized position, you will assist and advise on the overall functions of purchasing and procurement as it relates to purchasing and stores operations. The successful candidate will be required to use a considerable amount of independent judgement within the framework of established policies, standards and budget constraints.

• Assist and advise the Manager on daily functions related to the operations of purchasing and stores and participate in the review and recommendation of policies, practices and standards, including training of internal staff and stakeholders
• Coordinate and review the procurement process for a variety of goods, materials, services and equipment
• Make recommendations on pre-award strategies, interview suppliers, review terms of standard contracts and assist in contract preparation
• Assist in the review and evaluation of supplier performance and coordinate procurement advertising
• Prepare competitive bid documents, including tenders and requests for quotations and proposals for major contract awards
• Participate in tender openings, mandatory public meetings and advise internal and external contacts on procurement and supply matters
• Set up the evaluation process, resolve bid irregularities, perform price and cost analysis, negotiate acceptable terms/conditions and conduct follow-up as necessary
• Resolve contract disputes and challenges as required
• Perform other related work as required

• Completion of Grade 12, certification/designation with Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), supplemented by courses in WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), plus sound related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Thorough knowledge of various sources, pricing, commodities and services required by the municipality
• Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, methods, practices, standards and laws related to public sector purchasing and stores operations
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and the ability to present ideas effectively, both orally and written
• Ability to plan, assign, review and supervise the work of a group of employees engaged in purchasing and stores work and to participate in recruitment selection and performance evaluation
• Experience or training in contract law and competitive bidding are considered assets

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications/licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:
• BC Class 5 (full-privilege) Driver’s License or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must include with your application a current Personal Driving Record (select the 5 year option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date. To obtain a copy of your Personal Driving Record, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Please note that a copy of your Driver’s Licence and the Drivers Factor Report will not be accepted.
• Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation

The CUPE rate of pay for this position is $38.73 - $45.73 per hour (2020 rates), plus benefits. The hours of work are 7.5 hours per day, Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit to apply.

Internal closing date for this competition: February 5, 2021
External closing date for this competition: February 16, 2021

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Web Address:
Address: Township of Langley
4th Floor Civic Facility
20338 65 Avenue
Langley, BC, V2Y 3J1
Opening Date: January 28, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: February 16, 2021 12:00 AM