Job Description SummarySTEMCELL's Procurement team is growing! We are looking for skilled Buyers who can bring their purchasing experience and supplier relationship management skills to help ensure materials are purchased and delivered in a timely manner. If you thrive in high-volume procurement environments and have excellent attention to detail and a continuous improvement mindset, we want to hear from you!
Buyers are responsible for all activities pertaining to the purchase of materials used for research, testing and production of STEMCELL products. In this way, you’ll contribute to supporting scientists around the world who depend on our products to perform cancer, immunology, regenerative medicine, and other types of research.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage all aspects of purchases from requisition to delivery including issuing Purchase Orders, monitoring deliveries and invoices, maintaining ERP data integrity in accordance with Purchasing guidelines and best practices
Assisting with issues related to invoicing and/or delivery, following up on returns or refunds for non-conforming materials
Develop and maintain supplier relationships, acting as an interface between suppliers and internal stakeholders
Actively seek cost savings, documenting cost savings and contributing to the team's overall cost savings goals
Highlight areas of supply risk, communicate and escalate appropriately
Knowledge and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and 3+ years’ experience in a related role (will consider equivalent combination of education and experience)
Ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers
Ability to effectively manage day to day purchasing activities with a high degree of organization and attention to detail, while prioritizing conflicting tasks
Experience with ERP system required. SAP experience preferred
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite (including Excel / Google Sheets) required
STEMCELL Technologies is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.
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