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Senior Procurement Officer

Location: Victoria, BC

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Union: MOVEUP 

Salary: MoveUp Group 12, MIN $6,715.00 - MAX $8,063.00 

Please note: Wage rates are under review

Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 11/29/2022 

 

 

Are we right for you...

We’re passionate about people and creating sustainable, safe and affordable public transit solutions to residents across BC. We are an organization that has a people-first approach and considers people first in every business decision that we make. We are part of the solution and what we do matters; from fighting climate change with battery electric buses, to affordability through cost effective transportation, to connecting remote communities, we bring the heart, soul and innovation to public transportation.

 

It’s an exciting time to be in public transportation sector and we’re looking for a creative and passionate people to join our team. Not only would you be joining an engaged organization but you’d also get to enjoy flexible work arrangements, extended benefits and a pension plan as just a few of the benefits BC Transit employees are eligible for. Keep reading to find out if this role is meant for you!
 

What you'll be doing...

As the successful candidate, you will perform a variety of purchasing services involving major and medium level expenditures, long term or unique goods and services. Your primary focus will be to carry out the following core functions for the division:

  • Administer complex multi-phase supply initiatives and issue and oversee the execution of Professional and General Services contracts.
  • Develop, in consultation with user departments procurement documents
  • Manage the competitive bid process with regards to acquisitions for revenue and non-revenue vehicles, capital equipment, construction, services, and materials including a variety of public procurement processes to support BC Transit
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to departmental staff engaged in performing similar or associated procurement work
  • As required, assists in the introduction of new products or services.

 

Our team contributes to a variety of exciting projects including:

  • Battery electric buses
  • Electronic fare collection system
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses
  • Construction of environmentally friendly facilities
  • Regional transit system

 

To view the full job description for this role please see the attached.

What you'll bring to the table...

We love lifelong Learners and recommend the following mix of education or certifications to be successful in conjunction with relevant experience:

Education

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Business, Commerce, Economics, or other relevant field
  • APICS, Supply Chain or Procurement certifications is an asset

You are well versed in the document driven side of procurement, as you will go beyond sending bids or tenders out to companies for quotes. You are someone who can drive the process, working with Project Managers and developing requirement, deliverables, outcomes and negotiations, from start to finish. You have worked on a variety of projects, ranging from four months to two years, and in varying scale. Public experience would be an asset, as you will be working with trade agreements, so understanding trade and administrative law is essential, as well as understanding how contracts work.
 
What soft skills will be crucial for success in this role?

  • Self-motivated, team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment
  • Solid relationship management and customer service skills
  •  Excellent interpersonal communication skills, with a focus on listening and questioning
  • Ability to conduct research into issues and problems as required
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Keen attention to detail coupled with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

What we'll bring to the table...

  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits to support you and your family, regardless of what life throws at you.
  • Membership in a “gold plated” defined benefit pension plan, meaning it’s the best in the Province and one of the best in the country; putting you in a strong position when it comes time to retire.
  • Access to fitness and lifestyle centers to help you take care of your physical fitness and health.
  • Various programs that support employees such as an Employee Assistance Program and health and wellness initiatives and events aimed at fostering your mental health.
  • A complimentary employee bus pass (plus taxable dependent passes).
  • A corporate learning and development program to help you in continuous career growth
  • An employee recognition program where we all recognize each other's successes (not just your Leaders!).
  • A social club that gives you access to events throughout Victoria.

What next steps could look like...

  • Interviews will take place between November 30th and December 2nd. 
  • The position requires the completion of a Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • An eligibility list may be established for future full time regular and temporary vacancies
  • Testing and assessments may be included as part of the recruitment process
  • If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please contact careers@bctransit.com to let us know how we can assist you.
  • BC Transit is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. If the organization identifies this position as a reasonable accommodation for an existing employee, all candidates will be notified as soon as reasonably possible.

To keep our team members, customers and the communities we serve safe, we have introduced an interim Employee Mandatory Vaccination Policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  BC Transit requires proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Please be aware that your appointment to this position is conditional on meeting and maintaining the definition of being "fully vaccinated" as per the definition of Health Canada. Any employee providing false or misleading information, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

 

We believe that diversity of thought and experience fuels innovation. In keeping with this belief, we do not discriminate on any basis. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Should you require any accommodation or have questions, please let us know.

While we welcome all applications, we will only respond directly to those who are short-listed for a role. Thanks in advance for your understanding and wishing you all the best in your career journey.

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