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Manager, Purchasing

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0005040 Date posted 04/03/2023

Job Description Summary

Are you a proactive and collaborative leader and subject matter expert in procurement looking to join a fast-paced and innovative biotech company? If you have strong leadership experience within a high-volume procurement environment along with a passion for continuous improvement this role could be the perfect next step for your career!

As a Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for executing the strategic plan for a core procurement function through the delivery of annual team goals and KPI targets. You will lead the strategic global procurement of goods and services to meet STEMCELL’s business requirements while balancing costs and business risk.

This is an 18 month fixed term position with possible extension or conversion to a permanent role.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Represent Procurement in cross-functional meetings and projects as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert for Procurement activities; ensure cross-functional stakeholder engagement in Procurement activities by facilitating a culture of collaboration and responsiveness

  • Manage a team of individual contributors with professional/technical skills; provide coaching, mentorship, and support with development opportunities to team members

  • Responsible for establishing and leading the achievement of annual goals and KPIs for their team

  • Solve problems and remove roadblocks to support execution through collaboration with other groups and in-depth analysis that requires conceptual thinking

  • Identifies potential improvements and modifies methods and processes

  • May interact with industry professionals, attend conferences and seminars to represent STEMCELL

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of relevant experience or Master's degree with 8+ years experience or PHD with 5+ years of experience

  • Experience and knowledge in leading teams and tactical processes with ability to direct, mentor, and coach teams effectively

  • Able to seek feedback, improve self-awareness, and cultivate a foundation for self-accountability over self-improvement and leadership development

  • Ability to communicate effectively through using multiple mediums for communication, providing updates to teams, reporting up to management, effectively delivering presentations, reporting and metrics

  • SME in the procurement cycle, including, sales, operations, contract negotiations, supply chain, manufacturing, finance, receiving, or requester

#United #LI-Hybrid

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. 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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