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STEMCELL Technologies

Category Specialist

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
Job Description Summary

If you're looking for the next step in your career within Category Management and have experience and/or interest in procurement of high value equipment and other assets this could be the perfect opportunity for you! Our Procurement team is growing, and we need someone who is proactive, analytical and collaborative to join this dynamic and innovative biotech environment and help us help scientists advance their medical research.

Reporting to a Category Manager, the Category Specialist is responsible for assisting with Procurement activities pertaining to the assets portfolio. You will develop in-depth knowledge of markets, suppliers and products while working with external and internal stakeholders to maximize value and mitigate risk. You will work on exciting company projects and use your excellent communication skills to negotiate with suppliers and provide technical input in cross-functional initiatives.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate cross-functional strategic sourcing and supplier selection to support asset acquisition throughout their lifecycle (from idea to retirement)
  • Assist in contract negotiations, supply agreement development, contract execution and management
  • Follow supplier relationship management principles for key suppliers; attend internal and supplier-facing business reviews to monitor supplier spend and performance, and identify improvement opportunities
  • Working cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to standardize capital equipment purchases
  • Assist with RFx processes from creation to completion to generate and analyze multiple competitive bids
  • Identify opportunities for improvement with a focus on short and long term cost reductions, operational efficiencies and quality improvements for assets category

Knowledge and Qualifications
  • Experience in Procurement, ideally within the assets and capital equipment category
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline (Engineering background will be considered a strong asset)
  • Strong analytical skills to support sourcing, procurement, and contract administration
  • Familiar with ERP software (SAP preferred)
  • Collaborative team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills

This role requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per STEMCELL's vaccination policy, the current recommendations by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time.


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 significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply.

Create an account by selecting the create account button. You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number. Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!
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