(XC110) | ADMN O 18R - Buyer

(XC110) | ADMN O 18R - Buyer

03 Feb
BC Public Service

03 Feb

BC Public Service



Administrative Officer R18

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale,

retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

Corporate Strategic Services (CSS) plays a critical role in supporting the entire organization. Comprised of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Policy and Information, Privacy and Access Services, Sourcing and Vendor Performance, Strategy & Business Transformation and the Project Management Office, CSS is driven by customer-service and taking action to advise, consult and support each business area throughout the LDB.

The CSS team is comprised of approximately 40 staff. What brings CSS together as a team is the ability to work together to support both the operational areas of the business and other support areas (e.g. Corporate Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology). The group has a strategic lens with a focus on ensuring the organization aligns and complies with corporate priorities, policies, legislation, best practices, and government mandate.

Reporting to the Category Manager, Sourcing and Vendor Performance (SVP), the Buyer consults with and advises various Department Managers and staff concerning the procurement and on-going support of LDB procurement needs. This position is responsible to provide advice, direction and guidance to stakeholders regarding procurement processes and policies of goods & services.

This position is responsible for coordinating the key activities associated with requisition and procurement of pre-defined services, parts, components and equipment driven by user departments within the LDB and includes drafting for approvals, Direct Awards, RFIs, RFPs, RFQ’s. This position works closely with the Category Manager in all aspects of Category management including spend analysis and management. The buyer assists in driving continuous improvement across the organization.

The Buyer is responsible for the administration of the vendor management program including keeping real-time and accurate data files on the portfolio of vendors (i.e. hardware, software and service suppliers). The Buyer is responsible for scheduling vendor performance reviews and collecting and populating data for vendor monthly balanced scorecard reporting.

A criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Degree or diploma in Business Administration (BA), procurement/contract management (i.e., PCMP), financial management or related field and a minimum of 1 year of recent related experience*.


A combination of education, training and experience may be considered, i.e., 2 years of recent, related experience* with formal course work and/or certifications related to procurement/contract management.

- Recent, related experience must have occurred in last 5 years and must include the following:

Experience in the full procurement life cycle.

Experience in solicitation document and/ or contract document drafting.

Experience using ERP systems (i.e. JDE, SAP, Oracle, etc.), preferred.

How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.

A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Kriti Verma, A/ Advisor, Human Resource Services at (phone hidden).

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to [email protected] before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

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