Buyer (TFT)

Department: Finance

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

Competition Number: 20-47

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Buyer.  Under the direction of the Manager, Purchasing & Stores, the incumbent 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 incumbent will also perform administrative duties related to procurement, purchasing, and inventory of City of Nanaimo assets.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have a Diploma in Business Administration or a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation and a minimum 4 years’ purchasing experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Applicants must possess a valid class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position. $36.35 - $38.26 per hour (Jan 2020 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week.  


It is anticipated that this vacancy will be up to seven months in duration. 

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 20-47 by the application deadline.

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Related Documents



Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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