Manager, Purchasing and Logistics


Department: Account Management

Location: North York General Hospital

Reports to: Account Manager

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2018

Employment Status: Permanent Full-time


Description: Reporting to the Account Manager, the Manager, Purchasing and Logistics is responsible for the transactional purchasing and in hospital logistics for North York General Hospital (NYGH). This role follows a disciplined procurement methodology with adherence to the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Supply Chain Directive. This role will interface with multiple stakeholders, including clinical and non-clinical staff, as well as program managers throughout the hospital, and has accountability for managing the logistics staff (approximately 10 employees) and a group of 3 buyers.


Key Responsibilities:
Logistics Accountabilities:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Logistics department to maximize staff efficiency and ensure efficient flow of supplies, with a strong focus on cart management on the patient care units
  • Manage the replenishment of inventory levels in the central store to ensure a high level of customer service in the most fiscally responsible manner
  • Conduct regularly scheduled reviews of cart management to optimize supply and inventory levels, review results and gain consensus with clinical partners to implement changes
  • Responsible for managing the timely and accurate flow of all stock and non-stock material within Receiving, Shipping, Stores and Distribution areas
  • Ensure all areas of Logistics are a safe working environment and all staff and equipment operates in a safe and effective manner
  • Provide monthly reports on key productivity indicators to monitor departmental effectiveness
  • Participate in Labour Management meetings encompassing a wide range of labour, employee and department issues
  • Responsible for mail room parceling.
  • Assist in managing and monitor/review of departmental budget(s), analyze trends, and develop strategies to address variances
  • Management of pandemic supplies at the Hospital and external storage at vendor facilities

Purchasing Accountabilities:

  • Managing the daily operations and providing direction on Plexxus’ and hospital policies and processes
  • Develop and foster excellent communication and relationships with key customer groups
  • Serve as a role model for buyers in terms of customer service excellence
  • Manage appropriate KPIs assuring achievement of targets, taking action to correct where required through identification of root causes and development of performance improvement plans
  • Ensure all purchasing processes and transactions are in accordance with policy and procedures and provide professional procurement advice to customers and suppliers
  • Assist the purchasing staff to ensure awareness, understanding and application of the policies and procedures 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a complex supply chain environment, including 5 years in a management/supervisory role
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an established customer service focuses environment
  • Proven experience in inventory management, including experience with integrated inventory technology solutions
  • Proven experience managing transactional purchasing/buying activities
  • Demonstrated experience managing employees within a unionized environment is preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organization, evaluation and implementation processes, along with strong leadership, team building, time management, problem solving and communication skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with complex business issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to and communicate with all levels of management, customers, peers, suppliers and staff
  • Able to balance the needs of the customer while keeping in mind the constraints of the business
  • Strategic thinker able to transform ideas to reality 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using an ERP, such as SAP, is an asset

Education Requirements: Bachelors in supply chain management/logistics or equivalent experience

Instructions for Application:
Interested candidates please apply by resume to Plexxus Human Resources at While Plexxus thanks all applicants we advise only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:41:00 AM