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Purchasing Agent at City of Summerside

Date Posted: May 24, 2023
Application Deadline: June 01, 2023
Job Type: Full-Time / Permanent
Job Category:

  • Business, Accounting and Marketing
  • Industrial Trades and Technology
Job Start Date: June 02, 2023
Job Location: In Office Position (Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $34.16 per hour
Hours Per Week: 40

Job Description

The Purchasing Agent is a highly responsible position that purchases goods and services for departments, as well as providing inventory control for the City of Summerside. Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of tenders for goods, services, and purchase agreements
  • Analysis of bids received
  • Inventory control
  • Issue and control of purchase orders including timely delivery to the Finance Department
  • Arrange for delivery of inventory by requisitions ensuring that items are within applicable operating budgets
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers on items not requiring tenders
  • The individual must have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with management, municipal employees, and suppliers.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Progressive experience in municipal purchasing and inventory control
  • Shall possess a valid Class 3A driver license
  • Be able to operate a forklift.
  • Appropriate purchasing training courses would be an asset
  • Shall be willing to participate in training programs as required
  • Shall have a thorough knowledge of electrical equipment and material
  • Knowledge of the principles of municipal purchasing including preparation of tenders, purchase agreements, inventory control and purchase orders
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing
  • Shall be willing to learn other job classifications withing the electric department
  • Shall have good administrative and organizational skills with experience using Microsoft Office 365


The City of Summerside offers a superior work environment along with an attractive benefits package including a pension plan and medical coverage.

**The start date for this position is ASAP

How to Apply

Submit your application by email to the company contact listed below.
Documents to be included:

Cover LetterResumeReferences

Company Information

Company Name: City of Summerside

Address: 275 Fitzroy Street

City/Town: Summerside

Postal/Zip Code: C1N 1H9

Province/State: Prince Edward Island

Country: Canada

Website: https://www.summerside.ca/

Company Contact

Contact Person: Brian Hawrylak

Contact Person Job Title: HR Officer/Acting Director of Human Resources

Telephone: 9024321230

Email: brian@summerside.ca