Procurement Specialist - Financial Institution

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Location
Vancouver, BC
Salary
$55,000 - $75,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Jan 26, 2018
Job ID
2563962
Our client is one of the largest Credit Unions in BC.  They have  a newly created opportunity for a Procurement Specialist to join their fast moving, service-oriented team in supporting the organization in all areas of procurement, contract management, facilities management and lease management.    You will be collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on key projects in both the areas of procurement and facilities to support their business strategy and vision.  
 
What you’ll do

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Procurement and Facilities:

• Act as team lead, guide, coach and advise the facilities and procurement team members in all day to day procurement and facilities activities
• Engage in key procurement projects: researching vendors, products and services and creating go-to-market documents including: Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotations
• Review and advise on vendor contracts terms and conditions as directed
• Assist with facilities related projects including renovations, new builds, equipment installations
• Review property lease terms and conditions
• Communications with key vendors and partners
• Support the budget planning process
• Administer annual insurance renewals, responding to internal and external queries
• Provide after hours, on-call support on a regular or ad hoc basis as required
• Support a multi-location environment throughout the province
• Some travel may be required
 
What you’ll need

• Post Secondary Education or Diploma in business or related discipline
• Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or similar designation; candidates working towards their designation will be considered
• Four to six years of experience in a diverse and complex environment managing some areas of procurement and contract management
• Knowledge of contract management including terms and conditions
• Experience in facilities management an advantage
• Excellent organizational skills, project management, planning and scheduling required 
• Demonstrated experience in writing go to market bid documents including RFPs, RFIs, EOIs, RFQs while working with subject matter experts
• Hands on proactive approach to vendor management
• Strong communication skills, written and verbal
• Ability to manage multiple initiatives and stakeholders with conflicting deadline and priorities
• Strong understanding of budget processes and planning
• Willingness to travel to our branches as required