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Overview

Supply Chain’s success relies on teamwork that is not unlike that in clinical areas. Each member from different business streams in Supply Chain works closely together to deliver the right products and services at the right price, to the right place, at the right time. Every link in the chain focuses on customer needs: from sourcing teams who procure supplies required for specialized care; to warehouse and logistics professionals who receive, store, and deliver supply products across the province; to in-hospital replenishment teams integrated into the clinical landscape within all B.C. hospitals; to licensed clinicians who bring their deep clinical knowledge to standardization initiatives. Our Supply Chain stands as a successful example of what collaboration and provincial focus looks like in practice.

  • Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time,
    Temporary, Casual
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior,
    Director
  • Travel: Minimal

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful Supply Chain Professional at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Detail-oriented
  • Goal-oriented
  • Multi-tasker
  • Relationship Expert
  • Results-driven

About Supply Chain Management at PHSA

PHSA Supply Chain is the sole contracting agent and manages all contracts for BC health authority goods, supplies, equipment and services with the exception of clinical and construction contracts. Supply chain management processes over 925,000 orders with a value of over $2 billion annually in the form of 250 million products. They support 71 hospitals and care sites province-wide. Supply chain employs over 1,300 employees to support all six BC health authorities, with regional branch offices in each health authority and a local presence to support each health authority’s needs. The service covers all elements of supply chain management including contracting and materials management. Supply Chain Management is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, Serve with purpose

Testimonials

"Almost every piece of equipment, every medication, every supply for the Lower Mainland hospitals comes through this warehouse. In our work, we often talk about ‘Mabel on the table.’ She’s the imaginary patient who’s counting on us to make sure that the clinicians providing her care have everything they need, on time, to do their jobs."

Dean Wilkes Warehouse and Logistics Lead, Langley Fulfullment Centre

"A team aproach in any endeavor is key to success in Supply Chain. Along with my clinical expertise and experience, I count on other members of the Supply Chain team who are also experienced, knowledgeable and highly specialized in business, logistics and analytics. I believe working collaboratively with all members yields success."

Arturo Macapagal RN, CPN, Supply Chain Clinical Coordinator, Standardization

"The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I make a difference. My work helps contribute to the larger team here at PHSA. My behind the scene work as a Purchasing Clerk helps to provide necessary supplies to patients and medical personnel to enable better care and recovery. I know I don’t deal with patients directly, but I feel so much pride when I think about my part within patient care. My heart is filled with joy knowing that I can help in such a small but meaningful way."

Gloria Santos-Ganadin Purchasing Clerk

Benefits and Perks

Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.

  • Healthcare

    Extended health and dental benefits

  • Health and wellness programs

    Discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs

  • Retirement Plans

    Enrollment in defined benefit Municipal Pension Plan

  • Paid Time Off

    13 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement

  • Close to Public Transportation

    Spend your commute time reading, Texting or organizing

  • Collaboration

    Be part of an integrated health care supply chain provincial network

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Buyer, Supply Chain

Burnaby, Canada

Do you have strong business acumen and strategic sourcing experience running the RFx process (RFP’s,RFI’s and RFx)? Join a team focused on making a difference: help us improve our supply chain efficiency and decrease our costs, so we can use those funds to provide better health care.

What you’ll do

  • Prepare specifications, conditions and legal binding documents for the formal tendering of equipment, supplies and services. Solicit and analyze vendor quotes for price, quality and conformity to specifications. Negotiate supply and service contracts and/or place purchase orders.
  • Monitor compliance with contractual terms and conditions. Monitor delivery dates, resolve shipping problems, expedite late deliveries, respond to inquiries and complaints, investigate order discrepancies, review backorders, adjust prices, arranging for credit, return or exchange as appropriate and mediate disputes.
  • Conduct cost benefit analysis for alternative systems and products. Research and maintain current commodity knowledge for sources of supply locally, domestically and internationally; economic trends; environmental issues; laws; currency exchanges; technology and areas of standardization and industry development.
  • Participate in department meetings and committees, including arranging meetings, circulating notices and agendas, recording and distributing notes and/or minutes of meetings.

What you bring

  • Grade twelve (12) graduation, recognized purchasing courses and five (5) years' recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You can:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Work well with others
  •  Operate related equipment (Microsoft Office).

 

What we bring

 

 

 

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

 

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’Yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (12) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

 

Job Type: Temporary Full Time until July 2022 or Return of Incumbent
Wage: $29.11/ per hour + benefits if over 6 months

Location:1795 Willingdon Ave Burnaby, BC V5C 6E3

Hours of Work: 0730-1530, Monday through Friday


What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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