Reporting to the Accountability Officer, the newly created position of Purchasing Coordinator assists the Purchasing Officer by providing administrative support for the central corporate procurement program. The position will work with client departments facilitating quotation bid projects, perform administrative functions, and support procurement responsibilities. The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of: system administration and support; purchase order support; purchasing compliance; supplier management; clients support, advice and guidance; and, procurement processes/meetings.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Post-secondary education in a business or management program with a focus in supply chain management preferred. Working towards Certification as a Professional Buyer (CPPB) and/or Certification as a Supply Chain Management Professional an asset.
- One (1) year experience in the purchasing field and experience preparing and issuing correspondence, including letters of award, disqualification, corrective action termination, etc.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access, as well as a variety of computer software programs and services (e.g. Biddingo, Great Plains, web portals, Ecommerce, and electronic purchasing systems, etc.).
- Accurate keyboarding, data entry and proof-reading skills.
- Proven analytical, time management, and organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple competing priorities and tasks efficiently.
- Excellent written and verbal communications and professional attitude. Experience
- Working knowledge of the Corporate Procurement By-law, Building Code, Fire Code, Provincial Specifications standards, Occupational Health & Safety Act, NAFTS, Canadian Free Trade Agreement, Canadian Economic Trade Agreement, Tendering Law, provincial and federal legislation and agreements. principles and practices relative to the professional public buyer standards; Council policies and associated provincial acts.
- Results and people oriented and ability to establish priorities and work both independently and with collaboratively in a team environment.
- Ability to establish and maintain confidentiality and credibility.
- Possess valid Class “G” driver’s license. Ability and willingness to travel within the community and out of town as required.
- Possess a Criminal Records & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the Employer, and a valid standard first aid and CPR/AED Level “C” certificate (or willing to obtain).