Buyer 2

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Job Number: J0922-0071
Job Title: Buyer 2
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Balzac
City/Province: Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada
Number Of Positions: 1
Closing Date: September 25, 2022
Start Date: October 17, 2022
Salary: $72,894.00 - $85,650.00/Year

Rocky View County is committed to providing our employees a respectful and stable work environment, unique benefits that promote work/life balance, and opportunities for professional learning and personal growth. We seek individuals who thrive on challenge and will contribute their positive energy, innovation, and service mindset to making a difference and contributing meaningfully to the vibrant community of 40,000 people who call Rocky View County home.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Purchasing and Treasury, the Buyer 2 is responsible for procuring goods and services in accordance with established policies and procedures of the County. The Buyer 2 reviews requisitions, processes purchase orders, conducts vendor sourcing and negotiates with vendors to obtain optimum quality, price and delivery. In addition, they create and maintain the service agreement.

Core Accountabilities:

• Create and maintain independent vendor agreements in purchasing e-file.
• Process purchase orders in accordance with established practices.
• Assist in resolving 3-way matching inquiries; invoice, receiving and payment.
• Assist the Lead Buyer with competitive bidding opportunities.
• Report on purchasing activities; recurring and ad hoc reports.
• Research sources of supply.
• Promote purchasing best practices.
• Maintain records and files in accordance with established practices.
• Provide inter-departmental coverage as required.
• Perform administrative duties related to procurement, purchasing and inventory control.
• Display a professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use information appropriately, and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to employees, business and residents of Rocky View County.
• Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Position Requirements:

Minimum of 3 years direct purchasing experience along with SCMP designation or enrolment in the SCMP program.

• Demonstrated time management, organizational, problem solving and decision-making ability.
• Familiarity with using an integrated purchasing / financial software package.
• Experience with APC/MERX system and/or Great Plains (GP) is an asset.
• Proficient in MS Office suite, particularly with Word and Excel.
• Excellent verbal communication skills.
• Knowledgeable regarding the CFTA, CETA and New West Trade Partnership Agreements (asset).
• Public procurement experience is an asset.
• Due to the financial nature of this position, a criminal record check will be required before hire.

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

Please Note: All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada.

The personal information in this application is being collected for the purpose of the selection and recruitment and is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 33(c). If you have questions regarding the collection or use of this information, contact the Director of Employee Relations.

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