The Purchasing Services Division in the Finance Department is seeking a Procurement Specialist to deliver excellent and professional service to both our internal clients and suppliers/vendors. The candidate will provide complex and challenging procurement services for a wide variety of supplies and services required by our municipal departments. This includes assessing business needs, performing research/analysis of products/services, negotiating contracts and participating in the review of vendor performance. The candidate will need to be service focused, adaptable and a problem solver.
Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; degree or diploma in related field and completion of a recognized purchasing professional development program (e.g. Purchasing Management Association of Canada Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Accreditation or equivalent); minimum four years of complex technical purchasing experience including construction tendering, preferably in a public environment; valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence and a personal vehicle available for use as and when required.
Closing date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2013 Cascadia Chapter Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 5, starting with a social at 5:00p.m. The business agenda will include the election of the new Chapter Board members as well as a quick summary of our past events and what we are planning in the coming year.
If you are interested in a position on the Board or a committee, or would like more information about the responsibilities of role, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Bob Mainwaring, at email@example.com.
Following the AGM, we will have the opportunity to network over dinner and a presentation on the new emerging discipline of change management. Our guest speaker is Jennifer Walker. Jennifer is a change management professional certified in Prosci and Being First which (two change management methodologies) and currently the Change Initiatives Manager at the BC Pension Corporation.
Location: The Olive Grove Restaurant, http://olivegrove.ca/
Menu: http://olivegrove.ca/our-menus/ (Orders to be placed and paid with our server.)
Map and address: http://olivegrove.ca/our-reviews/
There is no fee to attend the meeting. If you plan to attend, please register with Cindy Seymour, at firstname.lastname@example.org, as we need to confirm the number of attendees.
We look forward to seeing you there! Please consider a position. It is a great leadership opportunity and a way to stay in touch with your colleagues.
The 2013 Cascadia Chapter Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at 5 p.m. If you are interested in a position on the Board or a committee, or would like more information about the responsibilities of each Officer, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Bob Mainwaring at email@example.com.
Following the AGM, please stay with us for a light dinner buffet 5:30 and a presentation. This year we are pleased to welcome Jennifer Walker, a change consultant certified in Prosci and Being First to talk about this emerging discipline. The fee is $25 for Chapter Members and $40 for Non-Chapter Members and you can register with PayPal, below. Please note: there is no fee to attend the AGM.
Location: The University Club of Victoria, University of Victoria, W Campus Way, Victoria, BC Map
We look forward to seeing you there!
The University of Victoria, one of Canada’s leading comprehensive Universities, is currently searching for a Manager/Contract Specialist within the Purchasing Services Department.
Reporting to the Director, Purchasing Services the Manager/Contract Specialist, Purchasing Services supports the Director and when required acts for the Director of Purchasing. The Manager/Contract Specialist is responsible for leading and overseeing the operation of the unit including management of staff under the direction of the Director. The responsibilities of the staff under the oversight of this position include general procurement, enterprise wide purchasing card, non-employee travel, supplier payments, logistics, customs, and surplus asset disposal activities and functions as an integrated and highly functioning service for all University units and Affiliates.
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