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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Senior Procurement Advisor

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of Canada’s largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol, generating a net income of approximately $1.03 billion on annual sales of approximately $3.16 billion in fiscal 2015/16. LDB has a workforce of approximately 4,000 full and part-time employees, operates 198 retail stores across the province, oversees the operations of approximately 220 Rural Agency Stores and has the role of wholesaler to approximately 700 private liquor retail outlets and 10,000 licensed establishments.


LDB’s Vancouver Distribution Center (VDC) will be relocated to Delta area in early 2018. Presently, the Procurement and Contract Management Services (PCMs) department has a temporary contract position available for the Senior Procurement Advisor who will work with the Province’s Chief Project Officer, LDB’s Legal Counsel, PCMs Manager, Wholesale and Distribution, architecture and engineering contractors, and other government stakeholders for establishing the Delta Distribution Centre (DDC) project for preparing and conducting the public solicitation processes.

Job Description

As a senior procurement advisor you will:

  • Be responsible to ensure the integrity of the acquisition process and maximize acquisition strategies
  • Analyze complex issues, evaluate options and recommend solutions
  • Plan, lead and facilitate the procurement process in multi-disciplinary procurement project team meeting
  • Conduct and coordinate pre-bid meetings, on site tours, and post addenda during the solicitation processes
  • Plan commodity acquisitions that usually involve highly technical specifications and complex evaluation processes to meet the needs of the client
  • Coordinating projects, monitoring and maintaining procurement solicitation schedule, creating associated bid documents, contractual documents, and conducting evaluation processes while responding to both external and internal clients in a high pressure, fast path environment.
  • Produce solicitation documents such as RFPs, ITTs, RFQs, and RFIs to allow all potential suppliers to make their best goods or services offers to the LDB in the context of established criteria
  • Prepare, write, and review legal contracts and analyze contracts for potential problems and opportunities in accordance with LDB’s and Province’s procurement policy and procedures and guidelines, including all applicable trade agreements 
  • Research current markets and investigate information for the development of procurement strategy
  • Coordinate the roles of each member on the evaluation team and ensure that all quantitative and qualitative data is compared and applied for a comprehensive, value-added package is secured for the acquisition
  • Assemble and analyze acquisition data, specifications, applications, contract terms, and lead time for commodities of major dollar value
  • Provide working knowledge of legal issues and financial principles as they relate to the sale of goods, services, and construction
  • Present technical information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing, to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Identify and thoroughly analyze complex purchases and make recommendations in accordance with established policies using initiative, resourcefulness and sound judgment
  • Use effective communication skills to present research information to audiences of varying levels of expertise and respond to questions
  • Use strong interpersonal skills to manage internal stakeholder expectations
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with all appropriate business units



  • Post-secondary education in procurement and contract management, risk management or equivalent field, along with experience in the full procurement life cycle
  • A minimum of six (6) years of recent public sector procurement experience, of which at least four (4) years are as a public purchasing officer
  • Procurement experience with engineering, facilities maintenance and/or construction projects is preferred
  • Knowledge of the types of competitive solicitations and the appropriate use of competitive solicitation tools, such as RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, RMSAs, RFSOs, EOIs, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of public procurement and the provincial and federal laws, legislation and treaties that affect it
  • Familiar with Province-lead insurance, CCDCs, and risk management is an asset
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation from the Supply Chain Management Association (or equivalent body from outside of Canada) is preferred or the equivalent demonstrated experience
  • Applicants must possess intermediate to advanced computer skills including Word and Excel, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Integrity and critical thinking are key attributes.
  • This position is a 37.5 hour, full-time, Monday to Friday temporary contract position.
  • Qualified individuals may apply with a resume and cover letter with their hourly rate by 4:00PM August 15, 2017 to the following contact:

             Julie Wang, Director Procurement and Contract Management Services


Contact Information

BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Julie Wang
Director of Procurement & Contract Management
Posting Date: 01-Aug-2017Supply Chain/Purchasing Contract, Full-Time ContractToHire Open 1 ASAP
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