Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Distribution, Logistics and Supply Chain
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posted: July 9, 2019
Ends: August 8, 2019

Job Description Summary

This position will work as part of the Procurement team. Overall duties will include supporting the team, reviewing purchase orders and working with external vendors. Other tasks will be performed as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process Purchase Orders in R+/SAP

  • Extract information about Vendors, Purchase Orders, Lead Times etc. from R+/SAP to perform data analysis

  • Prepare regular reports such as open Purchase Orders, overdue Purchase Orders, incomplete purchase orders    

  • Obtain price quotes and validate pricing with suppliers.  Contribute to team cost savings goals and document cost savings when appropriate

  • Complete entry of all data fields to create POs, correct/edit existing POs as needed, update and maintain Vendor information

  • Manage all aspects of the purchase from requisition to delivery.   Follow-up with suppliers on any/all issues in a timely manner. Ensure on-time delivery by expediting orders, shipment tracking, resolving custom clearance issues, etc.

  • Assist internal customers on general inquiries, deliverables pertaining to placed orders, invoice reconciliation, and, general procurement related issues.  Act as a partner and maintain open communication.

  • Communicate with supplier base to ensure that STEMCELL’s purchasing and quality requirements are clearly understood

  • Acquire and maintain a general technical understanding of products and services purchased

  • May assist in performance of cost analysis and volume planning for blanket or standing orders

  • Provide support to other members of the Planning, Procurement, and other Supply Chain Operations divisions in completing various cross-functional projects and deliverables


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Science, preferably in a discipline of Life Sciences

  • 2- 4 years’ experience in Purchasing/Procurement, preferably in Biotech or Life Sciences Industry

  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills (within procurement and in cross-functional teams)

  • Customer Service focus to serve our internal customers and exceed their expectations

  • Excellent organizational and computer skills – experience with systems such as VISUAL, SAP, R+ is a plus

  • Ability to meet deadlines in fast paced environment


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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