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Vancouver Airport Authority


Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 24-112

YVR is a place of connection, bringing together people, places and cargo while ensuring a safe and efficient experience for everyone. The Supply Management Team is a value-added, solutions partner to YVR’s business operations.

Position overview 
The Supply Management team is looking for a full-time, permanent Buyer who is keen to take on the initiative and contribute to managing & exploiting changing business conditions to deliver the best value procurement to the organization. 

Reporting to the Manager, Supply Management, the successful candidate will perform procure-to-pay processes including conducting procurements of intermediate complexity and reviewing purchase requests and purchase orders. You will also support Senior Buyers on higher complexity RFx’s, strategic procurements, and contract management initiatives. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, evaluate, and execute contract strategies to achieve best value procurement for the organization
  • Perform business intelligence analysis to guide and support business units for strategic and tactical procurement initiatives
  • Build and manage successful relationships with vendors and support vendor performance management
  • Source and procure goods and services using a competitive process including preparing RFx documents and administrating entire procurement process through online bidding platform (Bonfire)
  • Negotiate with vendors and prepare various agreements using template documents
  • Work with client groups as well as supporting business units such as Finance, Legal, and Operations to drive the procurement process

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of diverse procurement experience in a fast-paced and complex environment, supplemented by a 2-year post-secondary diploma or certificate in Business or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Currently enrolled in or hold a professional designation in Supply Chain Management (SCMP), Certified in Production and inventory Management (CPIM) or CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP)
  • Proven experience with ERP software system, Oracle or Maximo is preferred
  • A strong understanding of full-cycle procurement and public sector procurement procedures
  • Highly skilled at building and managing relationships with internal/external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills in managing cross functional teams and projects

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external applicants. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Salary Range : $72,008 to $94,115 per annum, based on a 37.5-hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity.

At YVR, your work experience goes beyond the paycheck. We support your personal and professional development, well-being, and a thriving work culture with generous vacation days, extensive health benefits, retirement savings matching, wellness programs, community engagement, commuting support, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more at

Please note that availability may vary based on employment type and is subject to certain eligibility requirements and potential changes by YVR.

Who We Are

YVR is more than just an airport. We connect our beautiful province and all it has to offer to the world. We are all leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, so no matter the department or team you’re a part of, the work you do matters.

At YVR, we are flexible in everything we do. We will work together to find ways to deliver customer excellence that helps us all thrive.

Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at

Meet Some Team Members

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I love working at YVR primarily because of the people. YVR is constantly changing and striving for excellence. Everyone matters and it is so cool to work with this diverse group who really want to make a difference in how we support our customers and our community.

Jocelyn D.Member since 2022
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I love my job because my colleagues care about me as a person and appreciate the value I provide to my teams and the workplace. It’s also exciting for me because YVR is always changing and evolving, so I get front row seats in watching how we are constantly navigating and innovating. Every day is different at YVR and it is a constant adventure.

Jenny R.Member since 2015
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I’m proud that the work I do contributes to a better experience for travellers at YVR. I maintain and repair YVR’s state-of-the-art baggage systems at Canada’s second busiest airport – it’s a fast-paced environment with the latest technology and equipment. Baggage Maintenance Operations is a team sport and I’m honoured to say that I’m part of this team.

Dalbir T.Member since 2007
Vancouver Airport Authority


YVR is more than just an airport. We are leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, at the forefront doing the right thing and doing it well. We have been voted the Best Airport in North America for 12 consecutive years – an honour that’s attributed to the ongoing contributions from the best teams and partners. Join us at YVR to see what this means for you.

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YVR continually invests in our people to offer what you and your loved ones need so you can just thrive at work and in your community.

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We are committed to maintaining a learning culture – one that empowers and helps you grow your career within YVR. Along the way, we’ll celebrate both the small and big wins and work through every new opportunity together to help you get to where you want to be.

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