Manager, Purchasing and Logistics

Plexxus

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 careers@plexxus.ca. 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