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Assistant Manager, Procurement

Department: Finance

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

Competition Number: 24-21

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Assistant Manager, Procurement. Reporting to the Manager, Supply Chain Management, the Assistant Manager, Procurement is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Procurement Section. This includes overseeing assigned purchasing activities and ensuring compliance with current Trade Agreements, City Procurement Policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and set guidelines. The Assistant Manager provides advice and guidance to staff on various procurement matters including unusual, complex, and major purchases. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining a standard of procurement excellence. Considerable independent judgment and action is expected, with only matters of major impact or policy discussed with the Manager, Supply Chain Management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the job description PDF below. 


Applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or related discipline and a minimum of 3 years’ related experience in a variety of procurement practices, including proven experience in municipal government and supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Membership in or eligible for membership in applicable professional designation from a recognized supply chain association is required. Applicants must hold a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a permanent full-time exempt position offering 35 hours of work per week, with the salary range of $108,538.46 - $115,466.45 as well as a competitive benefits package. 


Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 24-21.

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer that values diversity and invites applications from all qualified individuals who are legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If shortlisted for the role and need an accommodation within the hiring process, we would be pleased to discuss how best to accommodate your needs. 

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