Purchasing Agent
in Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations
Moncton, NB | Saint John, NB | Fredericton, NB | Edmundston, NB | Campbellton, NB | Bathurst, NB | Miramichi, NB
Full-time - Permanent
$44,148 - $61,620 / year
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Competition Number: R85-2022/23-329

Service New Brunswick
Purchasing Agent
Pay Band 2
Permanent, Full-Time 
Open Competition
Multiple Locations (Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Edmundston, Campbellton, Bathurst & Miramichi)

Service New Brunswick is seeking an individual to join the Health Services Division in the Supply Chain Branch as a Purchasing Agent.

Reporting to the Director of Purchasing, the successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

• Management and coordination of all day to day procurement operations to ensure that the departments receive the necessary goods, services, and equipment for providing direct or indirect care to patients;
• Negotiate purchase prices, ensure an adequate supply of goods and services, advise clients on new products, and meet with representatives;
• Obtain and maintain familiarity with current relevant legislation, regulations and policies to ensure compliance with the New Brunswick Public Purchasing Act;
• Processes purchase orders, including returns and repairs;
• Negotiates pricing;
• Quotation request;
• Deals with product complaints, handles recalls, and alerts;
• Follow up on backorders, Open orders and working orders;
• Order confirmation and applicable communication to the client;
• Reconcile invoice exceptions (pricing and quantity) on purchase orders;
• Participate on committees as required;
• Credit card orders and reconciliation;
• Logistics issues (short ship, wrong product, damage goods, over ship, etc.);
• Electronic requisition support;
• Electronic requisition template management: creation of a new template, adding, changing, deleting a product to an existing ordering template; as well as,
• General inquiries for day to day transactional procurement activity. 



• Possession of a post-secondary diploma from a two (2) year program in Business Administration or a related field
• A minimum of one (1) year of related work experience as a buyer
• In-depth knowledge of, and practical work experience in, the use of Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Written and spoken competence in English and French is required

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please state your language capability on your application and ensure that preferred language for assessment is clearly identified.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate they have training or experience in one or more of the following areas: 

• Experience in a health-care environment

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The following operational requirement(s) is also required:

• Some travel throughout the province may be required and candidates must possess a valid driver's license.
• Candidates will be required to undergo Criminal History Clearance prior to appointment.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

• Analytical Thinking/Judgement
• Client Service Orientation
• Concern for Order
• Effective Interactive Communication
• Result Orientation
• Flexibility

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment. 

Salary: $44,148 - $61,620 annually - Pay Band 2 - Management and Non-Union Pay Plan

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We encourage applicants to apply online by clicking here, or by mail at the following address by August 3, 2022 indicating competition number R85-2022/23-329. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Service New Brunswick
Human Resources
850 Lincoln Rd
PO Box 1998
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Z7
Telephone: (506) 457-3580

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

PLEASE NOTE: As per Bulletin #91, the provincial government has amended its vaccination policy for employees of the Public Service who work in vulnerable settings (facilities of the regional health authorities, extramural health, Ambulance NB, corrections, nursing homes and adult residential facilities). Effective April 11, 2022, full vaccination is now defined as up-to-date vaccination requirements based on Public Health guidance. In the current context, Public Health advises that full vaccination now requires three doses (two doses plus a booster dose six months following the second dose). Any employee required to work in a vulnerable setting as part of their assigned duties/responsibilities who does not meet this definition will be required as a condition of employment to follow the mitigation measures required by their employer, based on Public Health guidance, until they are fully vaccinated. Be advised that the mitigation measures, as well as the policy, are subject to change.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Company Website: http://www.snb.ca
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