Buyer - Supply Management Department

Location: YVR
Job Code: 17-82E
# of openings: 1


YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to reach our goal of 25 million passengers by 2020! Safety is at the core of everything we do; we’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people. We’re a BC Top Employer for 11 years standing, with high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness! And we’re looking for someone to join our team. 
The Vancouver Airport Authority has a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Buyer in the Supply Management Department.  Reporting to the Manager, Supply Management, the successful candidate will be responsible for procuring goods and services on a timely basis, with an acceptable quality at the best possible value.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Procuring goods and services using a competitive process, including:
    • Preparing RFPs, RFQs, RFPQs, tender packages and RFEOIs
    • Closing bids and evaluation processes
    • Awarding contracts
  • Procuring goods and services using non-competitive processes
  • Providing assistance for key purchases and project estimates to end user departments
  • Supporting end user queries on requisition, PO and contract statuses
  • Managing procure to pay processes 
  • Building relationships with suppliers, and acting as a liaison between vendors and end users
Key qualifications include:
  • Completion of a post-secondary certificate or diploma in general business studies, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) designation (or suitable experience and education to attain one or all of the designations)
  • Knowledge of business processes as they relate to purchasing, receiving, finance, operations, sales, warehousing, transportation, customs and brokerage
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Proven communication skills including negotiation skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
  • Solid organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle many tasks at the same time
  • Proficiency with computer software, particularly MS Word, Excel and Outlook, and Oracle
This position is open to Vancouver Airport Authority employees and to external candidates.  Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.
Vancouver Airport Authority welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR.  If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodation of your disability and ensure fairness in our hiring process.

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