More than just a job.
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,
- Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior,
- Travel: Minimal
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.
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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
"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
With approximately 1,000 employees located across the province, Supply Chain manages over $2 billion in total annual spending on behalf of all six BC health authorities. Supply Chain covers all elements of supply chain management including contracting and materials management (purchasing, warehousing and distribution).
Swift Supply Chain Action Kept COVID-19 Tests Running
As our COVID-19 response evolves, we've been gathering stories of the different teams and people from across our organization working to protect each other and the communities we serve.
"Especially in this time when we're all really carefully watching our supplies' I'm extremely proud that our team gave what we could to contribute to this province-wide effort," said Catriona Gano, director of laboratory medicine at Island Health.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
Extended health and dental benefits
Health and wellness programs
Discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs
Enrollment in defined benefit Municipal Pension Plan
Paid Time Off
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement
Close to Public Transportation
Spend your commute time reading, Texting or organizing
Be part of an integrated health care supply chain provincial network
Prince George, Canada
Reporting to the Manager or designate, the Inventory Analyst maintains and updates inventory information systems within a computerized environment. Responsibilities include the development, implementation and maintenance of inventory control systems and generating data relating to inventory usage and levels. Develops implements and maintains systems to control and provide information regarding inventory content and levels. Reviews and reports on inventory activities such as discrepancies or user department’s inventory requirements, processes individual purchase requests and meets with user department and determines source of supply.
1. Controls inventory content and levels of a variety of materials and supplies to ensure appropriate and adequate inventory. Reviews and analyzes stock status and usage; confers with users to identify requirements; monitors and maintains inventory in accordance with supply needs including establishing and/or revising reorder points and quantities.
2. Develops implements and maintains stock control systems and procedures; determines and establishes revised inventory levels for the purpose of ensuring efficient utilization of supplies.
3. Confers with a variety of sources and users including communicating changes or inventory problems to appropriate personnel; identifies areas of concern and improvement as appropriate.
4. Contacts suppliers to investigate a variety of matters such as incorrect invoices, pricing problems, outstanding or backordered items and damaged goods; traces duplicate shipments and organizes invoice adjustments and credit notes with suppliers as required; returns outdated and/or deleted stock to vendors as required.
5. Maintains and updates inventory database by inputting information such as stock usage, re-order points, supplier, item and price, according to established procedures; prints reports such as status and variance reports.
6. Plans and coordinates physical inventory checks and cycle counts as required, and compares actual to recorded inventory levels. Investigates discrepancies and refers problems to manager. Develops and implements standards and checklists, monitors compliance to standards and takes corrective action where necessary.
7. Conducts follow up activities related to late shipments, the resolution of shipping and receiving problems, and the filling and handling of damage claims. Processes the return of goods that do not meet specifications.
8. Organizes and prioritizes requisitions from several sites and departments, maintaining related records by completing paperwork and keying data for recording inventory supply levels, requisitions and pick lists, including data entry into a computerized system.
9. Sets up new Inventory PAR locations, monitors inventory usage and establishes appropriate inventory levels for user departments to minimize stock outs and excess inventory for materials by running reports, analyzing inventory data and investigating variances.
10. Supervises designated staff by performing duties such as scheduling and coordinating work assignments, evaluating employee performance and determining related training and orientation requirements as required.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience
Grade 12 and four years' recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to keyboard at 45 w.p.m
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal effectively with others.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to supervise
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.