Manager, Purchasing

Established in 1964, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is one of British Columbia's largest post-secondary institutions, providing its students with cutting edge education and practical credentials, broad and relevant skills. Each year, approximately 18,000 full-time students and 30,000 part-time students study with BCIT at one of its diverse campus locations. BCIT's international partnerships span training, education and research initiatives in South America, Central America, East Asia and Eastern Europe.

Reporting to the to the Assistant Director, Corporate Services, the Manager, Purchasing provides leadership and direction to the competitive bidding of construction projects, capital equipment, materials and services. The Manager oversees the complex competitive purchasing strategy and develops contracts related to new construction, renovation and associated professional services that are unique and highly technical in nature. The Manager provides oversight and direction regarding relevant policy, procedure and contract administration.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics or Law, coupled with technical training in supply management and/or contract management. Professional certification through SCMA is desirable. The role requires a minimum of five (5) years’ experience and deep knowledge of the competitive bidding, negotiated request for proposal process and construction contracting. The successful candidate will be client focused with advanced communication, decision making and problem-solving skills. The successful candidate will have the ability and experience to lead within a complex union environment, while operating in accordance with regulations and policies governing the purchase and contracting of commodities, equipment, construction projects and services. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity please contact Carol Robinson or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest.