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Posting number Re-Post 2017.132
Position Assistant, Purchasing
Group Staff
Department Purchasing, Financial Services
Location Abbotsford
Contract type Staff, 100% full-time, Temporary (Maternity Leave replacement)
Contract timeline As soon as possible after closing date - September 2018 (with possible extension)
Start date As soon as possible after closing date
End date September 2018 (with possible extension)
Salary scale $3,393.50 - $4,031.75 per month (Staff pay group 5)
Closing date September 27, 2017

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

Reporting to the Manager, Purchasing the Purchasing Assistant is primarily responsible for performing a variety of administrative and purchasing duties to support the Purchasing division. The Purchasing Assistant’s key responsibilities include:


  • Prepares and generates purchase/confirmation orders, including routine supply and service purchases, for various departments
  • Maintains annual Blanket Order program with departments
  • Maintains chargebacks for purchasing inventory and provides Finance with monthly account information on various department purchases
  • Locates supply sources for repairs, returns, replacements; credits as required
  • Liaises with user departments to develop specifications and criteria for various goods, services and equipment
  • Processes requisitions and releases approved purchase orders to commercial entities
  • Reconciles departmental and order discrepancies
  • Acts as lead liaison for the Online Stationary and Purchasing Card programs, receiving application requests, preparing for approval, and training users
  • Acts as lead for  all local purchase orders (LPO) application requests, training associated and continued client education


Minimum one (1) year of post-secondary education in related courses such as purchasing and office skills from a recognized post-secondary institution. Active enrolment in the SCMP (Supply Chain Management Association) or equivalent, preferred. Minimum two (2) years of current experience within a purchasing department specializing in active purchasing procedures. Familiarity with public institution processes and procedures.

How to apply

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by September 27, 2017, referring to Re-Posting #2017.132 to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554            Fax: (604) 854-1538          Website:
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Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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