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Buyer III

Job Type: 
Finance /Accounting / Economics
City of Medicine Hat
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

The City of Medicine Hat Finance department is looking for an intermediate buyer/contract specialist to join their team and support all aspects of the competitive bidding processes, procurement and contract services within the organization. Reporting to the Manager- Supply Chain, the successful candidate will review requisitions, source and evaluate bids; prepare, evaluate and make recommendations for highly complex tenders and RFx; and create, execute and administrator contracts. As the subject matter expert, this position will identify opportunities to improve business practices, work processes and work closely with the system Process Analyst to optimize functionality of the ERP system.

As our ideal candidate, you have a proven ability to manage conflicting priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of professionalism and customer service. You have thorough knowledge of Purchasing and Materials Management, as well as the laws of purchasing, contracting and competitive bidding; trade agreements; relevant regulations and best industry practices that apply to the public procurement operations.  You have excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills and enjoy working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders. You are highly skilled in the use of computers and standard office software, are comfortable working with ERP systems and have demonstrated your ability to learn and utilize new systems.

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 or high school equivalency
  • Completion of the Supply Chain Management Association Designation (SCMP or National Institute of Government Purchasing Certified Professional Public Buyer
  • Five (5) years related buying experience, preferably in the public sector
  • A management approved combination education and experience may be considered

The City of Medicine Hat strives to achieve its vision to be a “Community of Choice”; a place where people choose to live, work and play.  The Medicine Hat advantage:

  • Extensive Recreational Facilities
  • Flourishing Cultural Community
  • Low Utility Rates and Taxes
  • Family Oriented Community

This posting will remain open until Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: 
September 18, 2019
Application Return: 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to Competition #19172A Human Resources Department, City of Medicine Hat, Suite 101, 505 First Street SE, Medicine Hat T1A 0A9; fax (403) 525-8870; e-mail hr@medicinehat.ca.