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Purchasing & Logistics Manager

Purchasing & Logistics Manager

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Are you an innovative and analytical professional that brings a history of success in a management level purchasing role? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and evolving environment, looking for opportunities for continuous improvement? Are you a values-based leader that brings a natural curiosity to both the people and the processes you work with? If you have answered “yes,” keep reading, as this may be an opportunity worth applying for!

Starfish Medical has an opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Purchasing and Logistics Manager to join the dynamic and growing Supply Chain team in their Victoria, BC office. Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Purchasing and Logistics Manager plays a critical role in optimizing supply chain processes, controlling costs, and maintaining an organized inventory system. You will bring the ability to lead and mentor a dynamic team while managing strategic procurement, logistics, and inventory to ensure the efficient operation of our projects. Skilled in developing, reporting, and creating action plans around department metrics, you have the knowledge to evaluate MRP/ERP systems and the aptitude to effectively communicate with the finance team to monitor and control expenses related to purchasing, logistics and inventory.

As Purchasing and Logistics Manager some your work will include:

  • Devise and execute effective procurement strategies and policies in alignment with project objectives.
  • Source, negotiate, and cultivate relationships with suppliers to secure high-quality materials, equipment, and services at optimal costs.
  • Lead the procurement process within technical/engineering/prototype development.
  • Supervise the transportation and distribution of materials, equipment, and resources across project sites.
  • Optimize the logistics network to minimize lead times, decrease costs, and improve delivery efficiency.
  • Establish and enforce inventory management policies to minimize excess inventory while ensuring adequate stock levels.
  • Anticipate future inventory needs based on project schedules and historical data, leading annual inventory audits.
  • Provide guidance and support to ensure team performance and professional development.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment conducive to achieving goals and objectives.

Our ideal candidate brings:

  • Post-secondary degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, a related field, or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • Certification in Association for Supply Chain Management (APICS) or Supply Chain Procurement (PMAC) is an asset.
  • 7+ years’ proven experience in a procurement, logistics and inventory management role, with 5+ years’ experience in a management level role.
  • A background that highlights your knowledge of supply chain theories and principles, procurement best practices and inventory control married with your proficiency in technology to support purchasing in an engineering environment. Experience with SYSPRO an asset.
  • Exceptional leadership capabilities, with a focus on motivating and empowering team members coupled with creating a sense of accountability.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to navigate a complex and changing landscape with a lens of curiosity, critical thinking and being solutions focused.
  • Strong relationship management and negotiations skills with the ability to connect with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, with a focus on data-driven decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Proficient in writing, editing, communication, and presentation skills.

Exceptional Qualifications would include:

  • Experience working in a high-tech consulting environment.

These are just some of the many aspects of this exciting role. If you feel that you would be suitable for this position, we encourage you to review the full job description: https://starfishmedical.com/assets/JD-Purchasing-Logistics-Manager-2024-03-05.pdf before you apply through the StarFish Medical Portal.

Total compensation range is expected to be:

$73,190 – $91,488 CAD for this position. Annual variable compensation tied to the completion of goals has a target that is between 3-8% of the base salary. Employees are also eligible to earn profit sharing.

StarFish Medical offers:

The opportunity to join a group of passionate individuals striving to make a meaningful impact, combined with:

  • The opportunity to work on ground-breaking technology.
  • Award-winning culture with deep-rooted Guiding Principles.
  • Profit-sharing program.
  • Excellent company-paid benefits package.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • Monthly All-hands meetings.
  • Active social committee.
  • 50% BC Transit
  • Shower facilities for midday runs or biking to work with the Galloping Goose access close by.
  • Free parking on-site or around the premises.

About StarFish Medical:

We are a leading North American contract product development and prototype/low-volume manufacturing firm with an award-winning culture focused on the medical and bio-device spaces. We tend to work on complex electromechanical devices across all medical specialties. We have over 200 staff located in two main offices in Victoria and Toronto, Canada, and business development staff across the US and have been in business and growing for 25 years. Our values include innovation, transparency, being aspirational and efficiency. Our job is to enable entrepreneurial medical device companies to improve medical care as their lean med-tech start-up partner assisting them in moving from idea to commercialization with as much founder value intact as possible. Balancing our innovation mandate with reliable execution is a never-ending challenge.

We need to be consultative and help our clients become valuable and successful (sometimes in ways they didn’t imagine at the beginning) delivering that value in meaningful and powerful ways to them and their investors. In addition to product development, we also supply intellectual property, regulatory, quality assurance, manufacturing transfer and optimization, supply chain and other complementary services. We are known for innovation, technical excellence, service-oriented culture, and operational systems.

About Compensation:

StarFish Medical works with external compensation consultants annually to ensure our ranges reflect the market and our compensation philosophy. StarFish Medical utilizes a career framework that outlines the skills, abilities and behaviors that are required to move between levels of a job family. Placement within a range is based upon those skills, abilities, and behaviors. When candidates are assessed for the posted position, we may find that their skills are more aligned with a different level and will discuss that as a separate opportunity. That position may have a different pay range.

How to apply:

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At StarFish Medical, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles! Please apply through the StarFish Medical Portal.

If you experience any difficulties when applying, please reach out to [email protected] with the “Purchasing and Logistics Manager” subject line.

We thank all candidates who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted following initial application acknowledgment. No phone calls, please.

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