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Inventory Analyst Buyer, Supply Chain Operations

Full Time
16 days ago
Inventory Analyst Buyer, Supply Chain Operations

BC Clinical & Support Services

Langley, BC

The Inventory Analyst/Buyer develops, implements and maintains stock control systems and procedures by utilizing supply chain procurement systems and utilizing proficiency in business application software such as Microsoft Office Suite / applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point, 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.
  • A computer assessment ( MS Excel) shall be considered as part of the hiring process for this position. Computer assessment is to be completed at an approved health authority worksite. There is a 60 minute time limit for this computer assessment.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
  • 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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-time
$32.36 / Hour
8521 198a St, Langley Twp, BC V2Y 0A1
Closing date:
Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work: 07:30-15:30 Monday-Friday

Requisition # 155903E

As per Article 14, this is a Float Position for relief work. Float pool employee will be supporting IHA, NHA, VIHA and LM and physically located at the Langley location Monday to Friday.

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

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:

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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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