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Competition #: 13 - 029
Position Category: Full Time
Position Title: Purchasing Coordinator
Section: Business/Financial Services
Location: Calgary
Position Class: Hourly
Work Shift: Second Shift
Education/Experience: It would typically require one to three years of related work experience and continuous learning to competently perform this job in combination with a minimum of Supply Management Training-PMAC.  An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
Job Description: Reporting to the Purchaser Team Lead, the Coordinator will negotiate with vendors to obtain optimum quality, price, delivery and terms in accordance with established policies and procedures of the County.  The incumbent will coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services for the County.
Key Accountabilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the purchase of goods and services for the County.
  • Negotiate and place orders with approved suppliers establishing price, delivery, quantity, payment, scope of work and change orders. 
  • Research sources of supply; determine sole source validity and method of procurement action. 
  • Maintain records and files in accordance with established policies and procedures. 
  • Compose correspondence and written material related the purchasing function. 
  • Educate employees of the standard purchasing function across the organization.
  • Assist Purchaser Team Lead with Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations, Tenders and Expression of Interest.
  • Assist Purchaser Team Lead with conducting bid opening and evaluating bid proposals. Ensure fair and equal selection of the competition in accordance with established criteria. Maintain related documentation throughout the process.
  • Provide support to various departments to ensure no duplication of services. 
  • Participate in various ad hoc committees as requested.
  • Provide purchasing best practices and input.
  • 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.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Well-developed communication and interpretation skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate time management, organizational, problem solving and decision making ability.
  • Familiarity using an integrated purchasing / financial software package.
  • Proficiency with APC Website.
  • External contact requires exchanging more complex information. Communication requires tactful approach.
  • Minimize errors which may result in monetary losses, damage to equipment, or loss of materials. There may be a risk of loss time accidents to others, or embarrassment to the public.
  • Knowledge Pertaining to the New West Trade Partnership Agreement and the Agreement on Internal Trade (Mash Sector) would be considered an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access).


Interested applicants are invited to submit their résumé and cover letter through the website no later than Sunday, June 2, 2013.

PLEASE NOTE:  All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada, and only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Hours Desired: Part Time
Position Open Date: 05/24/2013
Position Closed Date: 06/02/2013
An Equal Opportunity Employer
# : Business/Financial Services
Business/Financial Services
911-32 Ave NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6X6
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