Buyer (Temporary Full-Time)

Department: Finance

Closing Date: Dec 21, 2017 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 17-100

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Buyer. Under the direction of the Manager of Purchasing and Stores, the Buyer procures a wide variety of supplies, materials, tools, equipment and services for City departments.  This involves reviewing requisitions, preparation of tender and bid documents, vendor sourcing, bid solicitations, procurement, analysis of bids and award recommendation. The Buyer performs administrative duties related to procurement, purchasing and inventory of City of Nanaimo assets. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached pdf job description below.


Applicants must have completed Grade 12 and a diploma in Business Administration or have a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation. A minimum of 4 years’ purchasing experience including 1 year of supervisory experience is required; however, an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Applicants must also possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position. $33.57 - $35.34 per hour (Jul 2016 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week.  It is anticipated that this vacancy will be up to one year in duration.  


Resumes with cover letters referencing the specific competition 17-100 will be received until 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

Human Resources

City of Nanaimo

455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC  V9R 5J6

Fax: (250) 755-4449

Drop off in person: 2nd Floor, City Hall (455 Wallace Street)


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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