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Make a Future - School District 35 (Langley)


Canada-British Columbia-Langley


Company Information

Make a Future is a recruitment initiative created by the BC Public School Employers’ Association as a joint venture among BC’s 60 public boards of education, the First Nations Education Steering Committee, and the Ministry of Education.  The website launched on April 28, 2008 as the official job board for BC public schools and BC First Nations schools.

Job Description

The Langley School District invites applications for a Buyer. This is a permanent full-time (35 hours per week year round) position. Reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor, the Buyer performs a variety of duties relating to the acquisition of equipment, supplies and services. 


Primary duties and responsibilities:

•     Processes tenders by determining specifications, scope of work, identifying vendors, setting closing dates, distributing tenders and receiving bids

•     Summarizes and analyzes tender bids and quotations, evaluates equipment, supplies and services offered in terms of quality, service, and price and recommends best value and supplier

•     Expedites orders and negotiates with vendors when items are unsatisfactory

•     Processes requisitions by determining needs, identifying alternates, assigning applicable tax exemptions, pricing and ordering

•     Inputs and retrieves data including those related to P.O.'s

•     Researches, analyzes and compiles data regarding product information to the point that alternatives can be discussed and recommendations made


Required Qualifications and Experience: 

•     Grade 12 graduation supplemented by office procedures

•     Completion of a Purchasing Diploma through a recognized education institution or a relevant combination of education and experience

•     Two year's related experience

•     Ability to communicate effectively using tact, discretion and diplomacy in contacts of a difficult or specialized nature

•     Ability to interpret, analyze and use judgement in the application and modification of methods and procedures

•     Ability to work with constant interruptions and the necessity to meet deadlines

•     Ability to maintain constant concentration

•     Detailed knowledge of purchasing software

•     Good knowledge of Business English and Business Math

•     Physical ability to perform the required duties

Rate of pay: $26.76 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits plan.


Submit a complete application package by Friday September 1, 2017

Please go to the link below for instructions on how to apply:

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal records check.

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

Contact Information

Make a Future - School District 35 (Langley)
Posting Date: 23-Aug-2017Supply Chain/Purchasing Permanent, Full-Time $0.00 - $26.76/hr 1 ASAP
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