Manager of Purchasing & Transportation Services

Coquitlam School District No. 43

Manager of Purchasing & Transportation Services

This position is being advertised internally and externally concurrently.


Applications are being sought for the position of Manager of Purchasing & Transportation Services

As the third largest school district in the province we are located within a 40-minute drive from downtown Vancouver.  The school district has a population of 32,000 students with approximately 4300 teaching, administrative, managerial and support staff. Our school district values a coordinated, collaborative approach to working with our students, parents, community partners, the public, and employee groups. Candidates must have a strong belief and commitment to, as well as experience in, public education.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Procurement and Contract Administration Services, the position will be responsible for the supervision of the Purchasing Department including staff supervision and development, supply management operations, and ensuring the District receives overall best value while procuring goods, services, equipment and construction.  The position will also be responsible for student transportation and district facility rentals.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator, have strong supervisory skills and previous management experience.  In addition, the successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of current purchasing principles and practices, strong contract administration skills and the ability to work within the legislative framework of a public sector environment.  A minimum of six (6) years related experience in a similar role is required along with possession of the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada’s SCMP designation and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration and/or Risk Management or a relevant discipline.

APPLICATIONS:  A competitive salary is offered along with a generous benefits package. The successful applicant will be required to complete two criminal record checks.

Your application must include your resume, proof of education, two professional reference letters and three reference contacts (including email).  To apply, forward your documentation to Brenda Niehaus, Manager, Human Resources by email to by Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

Applications will be assessed as they are received

The full job description can be found at under the District Office tab, Job Opportunities and Excluded Staff/Administration


We thank you for your interest in this position but regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The successful applicant must sign a release form to permit a criminal record review prior to confirmation of hiring.



“The deliberations of employees, and Committees used to screen and consider job applications, shall be kept in strict confidence, and shall not be disclosed to any person except as required by law. Personal references, recommendations and evaluations collected or generated by Board employees and Committee members as part of the Board’s hiring processes (other than references whose authorship and content is already known to the job applicant) shall be treated as having been supplied in confidence to the Board for the purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.”