New Job Officer, Purchasing In Yukon

Officer, Purchasing

Company : City of Whitehorse
Salary : $32.39 - $38.11 an hour
Location : Yukon

Full Description

Officer, Purchasing
City of Whitehorse
Whitehorse, YT
Full Time
Compensation: $32.39 to $38.11 Hourly

    Administration And Clerical

    Financial, Legal & Professional Services

Closing Date
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm Yukon Time
Intended job posting audience
Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Job Summary:

The incumbent ensures that all purchasing activities are carried out in compliance with policy and legal requirements. They assist with public procurement activities as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation of complex bid documents including Request for Tenders (RFT), Request for Proposals (RFP), etc.
  • Prepare basic bid documents including Request for Quotations (RFQ), Request for Standing Offers (RFSO) etc.
  • Coordinate, participate and/or process various purchasing activities including requisitioning, purchase orders, progress payments, etc.
  • Assist with the administration of annual service and supply contracts.
  • Update and maintain vendor information in ERP system.
  • Source, develop and maintain vendor/supplier relationships.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders and vendors/suppliers on purchasing processes.
  • Coordinate delivery schedules, monitor progress and liaise with clients and suppliers to resolve issues.
  • Organize and oversee annual inventory count process.
  • Provide input and maintain relevant policies and procedures including purchasing policy and procedures.
  • Act as Sr. Procurement Officer as assigned.
  • Follow, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
  • Other related duties.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Working Conditions:

Majority of the work is performed under normal office conditions.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Diploma in Business or Supply Management. Supply Chain Management or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation is desirable.
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressive purchasing experience complemented with inventory management experience, preferably within the public sector and 6 months on the job training.
  • Proven skills working with computerized financial systems software.
  • Excellent organizational skills, prioritizing and ability to multitask with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work and maintain accuracy under pressure and to meet critical deadlines.
  • Strong research, client service orientation and good interpersonal skills.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to foster and maintain effective relationships among peers and/or stakeholders.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

General office equipment with the ability to operate ERP software programs, spreadsheets, electronic mail, word processing, etc.

Additional Application Instructions

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at [email protected] To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume. Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.