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Purchasing Agent Employer: City of Thompson Location: Thompson, MB Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of procurement for the City of Thompson. The successful candidate will have a University Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or a related discipline, Professional Designation from a recognized supply chain organization (or enrolled in at least the second level of a supply chain organization program), and a minimum of 3 years of progressive procurement experience and a valid Class 5 driver’s licence. This position requires demonstrated working knowledge of computer software, including MS Word and Excel and supervisory or management experience. The successful candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent public relation skills and have an ability to establish effective working relations with client groups and vendors. The incumbent will have strong analytical and organizational skills, be able to work accurately under pressure and within tight deadlines and adapt to quickly changing situations. The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge of inventory control, purchasing and production management systems, and demonstrated knowledge and experience in tenders, RFPs and evaluation criteria.

The duties for this position include negotiating prices, terms of contracts and bulk purchases to procure the best price, anticipating organizational needs, analyzing written quotations and tenders and making recommendations, purchasing and contracting for supplies, equipment and services, ensuring proper purchasing procedures are followed, developing and reviewing specifications for quotations and tenders, preparation and maintenance of files, obtaining fleet licencing requirements, handling liability issues and Autopac claims, including interpretation of insurance coverage, working with legal counsel, organizing, supervising and finalizing an annual physical inventory, and supervising employees.

The City of Thompson offers a comprehensive benefits program and competitive salary for this full-time position. Qualified candidates will be required to write and pass an internal test. Applicants requiring assistance with the application or interview process can contact (204) 677-7924.

Please send detailed resumes outlining experience, education, qualifications and references by Friday, February 22, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Direct Applications To:

Deanna Kondakor, HR Manager
City of Thompson
226 Mystery Lake Road
Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1S6


Fax: 204-677-7981

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019