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Inventory Analyst Buyer, Supply Chain Operations

Langley, Canada

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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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Inventory Analyst Buyer, Supply Chain Operations

Langley, Canada

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


The Inventory Analyst/Buyer develops, implements and maintains stock control systems and procedures within a computerized environment, establishes and/or revises reorder points and quantities, purchases a variety of inventory equipment and supplies, conducts inventory audits, carries out follow-up activities, contacts suppliers and representatives, controls inventory content and levels, prepares relevant records and reports, and establishes and maintains an inventory catalogue system.

What you’ll do 

  • Develops, implements and maintains stock control systems and procedures utilizing a computerized information system to control and provide information regarding inventory content and levels.
  • Establishes and/or revises re-order points and quantities by reviewing a variety of information such as usage, availability, cost, and storage requirements to ensure optimum inventory levels are maintained.
  • Purchases a variety of inventory equipment and supplies by selecting suppliers, negotiating price and delivery dates, and preparing and approving purchase orders; negotiates transportation charges, directs purchases from alternate sources, and negotiates restocking charges and claims.
  • Audits inventory levels by conducting regular and spot physical checks and comparing actual to recorded inventory levels; investigates discrepancies; resolves or refers problems to Supervisor.
  • Carries out follow-up activities such as monitoring delivery dates, resolving shipping problems, reviewing credit notes, investigating order discrepancies, making price adjustments, and expediting late deliveries.
  • Contacts suppliers and representatives to maintain sources of supply; interviews supplier's representatives; evaluates and provides information on supplier performance as required.
  • Controls inventory content and levels by reviewing and analyzing stock/non-stock usage reports and stock status reports; confers with user departments regarding inventory requirements.
  • Prepares relevant records and reports; gathers background statistical information for use in the preparation of tenders.
  • Answers inquiries on outstanding purchase orders and related requests for information; follows up on requests as required.
  • Establishes and maintains an inventory catalogue system by preparing descriptions of items and assigning stock numbers.
  • Ensures inventory supplies are labeled and organized; removes obsolete and adds new items.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Grade twelve (12), supplemented by recognized purchasing courses plus five (5) years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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 (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Casual (Casual is defined as on call with no guaranteed hours.  Shifts can be called out via short call (1-5 hours of notice) or pre-booked)
Wage :
$29.11/hour + 12.6% in lieu
Location: 
8521 - 198A Street, Langley BC V2Y 0A1
Closing date: 
Until Filled
Hours of Work: 
08:00-16:00 Monday-Friday

# of Positions Open: 2
Requisition #: 
131790E, 131831E

 

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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