Procurement Specialist

Procurement Specialist

Nch’ḵaỷ Development Corporation (NDC) was established in 2018 as the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation – Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw. Nch’ḵaỷ mandate is to develop, manage and own the active businesses of the Nation and was created to allow for the separation of business and politics within the Squamish Nation. Our mission is to generate wealth and create prosperity from economic opportunities for current and future generations of the Squamish Nation. This role is offered to members first and the broader community if an appropriate application is unavailable. This position will mainly work out of Nch’ḵaỷ Head Office. Our Head Office is in North Vancouver, BC on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Sḵw̱xwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and its people.

Are you looking for a great opportunity to work with an organization that is working towards generating wealth and prosperity for the people of the Squamish Nation? Are you ready to work with a supportive team? Are you hungry for continuous learning, development, and growth within your job/ career?

If these questions made you smile with excitement, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic team player to join our team. This is a Permanent Full-Time position that requires flexibility in schedule.



We offer our team members many benefits to help them achieve their goals and support our company culture. We are looking for team members who align with our values and who are humble, ambitious, and intelligent. In return, we offer:

  • Opportunities for career growth and development,
  • Friendly and supportive work environment and an ambitious team,
  • Extended health care benefits,
  • Pension Plan and Supplementary Saving Plan,
  • Flexible schedule,
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dental Care,
  • Vision Care,
  • Life Insurance,
  • Paid time off.


Scope of the Position

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Procurement Specialist to join our team at Nch’ḵaỷ.  As a Procurement Specialist, you will play a crucial role in managing and optimizing our organization’s procurement activities. Your primary responsibility will be to efficiently source and acquire goods and services while ensuring compliance with company policies and regulations. Your ability to negotiate favorable terms, maintain vendor relationships, and implement cost-effective procurement strategies will be essential in contributing to our company’s overall success.


A. Duties, Responsibilities, Authority and Accountabilities

1. Procurement Planning

  • Collaborate with various departments to understand their procurement needs and develop comprehensive procurement plans aligned with business objectives.

2. Sourcing and Supplier Management

  • Identify potential suppliers, conduct market research, and evaluate vendor capabilities and values, to ensure the selection of reliable and cost-effective suppliers.
  • Maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers and negotiate contracts to achieve favorable terms and conditions.

3. Purchase Order Processing

  • Efficiently process purchase orders and monitor their execution to ensure timely delivery of goods and services.
  • Address any issues or delays with suppliers to minimize disruptions in the supply chain.

4. Cost Optimization

  • Implement cost-saving strategies without compromising on quality or service levels.
  • Analyze pricing trends, conduct supplier performance evaluations, and initiate vendor performance improvement initiatives.

5. Contract Management

  • Oversee the development and administration of supplier contracts, including terms and conditions, service level agreements, and performance metrics.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

6. Vendor Evaluation and Selection

  • Conduct thorough vendor assessments, including due diligence, financial stability, and sustainability practices, to ensure the organization partners with reputable and responsible suppliers.
  • Provide support to various departments when Nch’ḵay̓ is engaged in competitive purchasing.


B. Other

  • Perform other duties as required,
  • Adheres to and promotes Nch’ḵaỷ’s six Guiding Principles (Leadership, Trust, Respect, Wisdom, Competence, and Passion).


C. Reporting Responsibilities and Authorities from Supervisor

  • Reports to Finance Director.


D. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

a) Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree and further advanced certifications in procurement and supply chain management are advantageous,
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement processes, contract management, and vendor evaluation techniques,

b) Skills

  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders,
  • Familiarity with procurement software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems,
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines within a rapidly growing organization,
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to finding solutions.
  • A value-driven mindset with a demonstrated commitment to ethical conduct and compliance with procurement regulations,
  • Good organizational and time-management skills,
  • Strong team player with solid communication skills,
  • High levels of integrity and ability to handle confidential information,
  • Ability to set and manage priorities to meet deadlines,
  • Ability to work independently within established guidelines and procedures and as a member of a team,
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities,
  • Strong multi-tasking and organization skills,
  • Strong people skills and the ability to interact with colleagues and senior management to maintain quality,
  • Proficient in MS Office software (Excel, Word and Outlook).

c) Experience

  • Proven experience within a procurement role,
  • Experience working in a high-paced environment,
  • Experience working with First Nations is an asset.


E. Special Requirements

  • Sign Nch’ḵaỷ Confidentiality Agreement,
  • Willing to work additional hours as required.


F. Working Conditions

  • Office work (prolong sitting, lifting boxes X lbs.).

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