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      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Permanent
      Our client in the Mississauga area has partnered with Randstad Engineering in their search for a Production Supervisor to join the sterile compounding facility. Title - Production Supervisor - Sterile CompoundingLocation - Mississauga, ONShift - Straight Continental Shift (Days / Afternoon)Salary - Flexible as per experience. Industry - Medical Sterile Manufacturer. The incumbent in this role will be accountable for daily oversight and coordination of the staging/labelling/packing production and ensuring that all standards of practice, regulatory, corporate and site requirements are met to the highest level. This role will be focused on managing and staging and packing personnel to ensure that all pharmacy orders are completed according to production planning and customer contract requirements.The Production Supervisor will support the Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager and Manager, Cleanroom Operations in directing and guiding the staging and packing personnel throughout daily operations. The Production Supervisor will have extensive knowledge of GMP regulations, manufacturing concepts, facility requirements and quality management systems. The Production Supervisor must ensure that all functions within the controlled areas are performed with efficiency and highest quality. The incumbent will provide production support when required.If you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.AdvantagesThis is a permanent opportunity, with a competitive compensation package in a thriving environment.ResponsibilitiesPRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIESMaintain and work in conjunction with the Staging/Packing Team Leads, along with the Cleanroom Team Leads and Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager to oversee daily production workflow.Act as a mentor to all production staff by providing guidance, coaching and positive leadership.Be a key liaison between management and production team.Establish a working environment that promotes cohesiveness within all production team members.Resolve daily operation concerns.Support validation, inventory counts, calibration and environmental monitoring when needed.Act as a technical SME for all staging and packaging equipment.Work with the Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager in obtaining key performance indicators (KPI’s).With the assistance of the Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager, in coordinating training/development of all staging and packaging production staff.Responsible and accountable for performance management of the staging and packaging production team, including goal setting, performance appraisals, coaching and feedback/discipline.Collaborates with the materials management team to ensure required inventory levels are maintained and ensures that SAP inventory processes (scrapping, movement of expired/quarantined materials, labelling of bin locations, cycle counting, etc.) are implemented and followed by team.Conducts regular staff meetings/huddles, and assists in departmental meetings as required.Participate as a subject matter expert for investigations, audits and continuous improvement initiatives. Investigates, completes and implements corrective and/or preventive actions related to production processes and activities, and ensure that incident reporting is completed. Participates and assists Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager with other quality management system components including but not limited to performance.QualificationsQUALIFICATIONSUndergraduate degree in Science or other related fieldsMinimum 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experienceExcellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detailAbility to handle multiple demands made simultaneously under short time constraintsMust possess problem-solving skills to be able to decipher complex situationsMust be able to understand and comply with standard operating proceduresExcellent interpersonal, leadership and conflict resolutions skills with a positive can-do attitude requiredComputer skills in Excel, and other Microsoft applications.Ability to work in a fast-paced environmentExcellent attendance recordExcellent verbal and written communication skillsMust have the ability to work all shifts (i.e. morning and evening shifts, weekends and statutory holidays).SummaryIf you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      Our client in the Mississauga area has partnered with Randstad Engineering in their search for a Production Supervisor to join the sterile compounding facility. Title - Production Supervisor - Sterile CompoundingLocation - Mississauga, ONShift - Straight Continental Shift (Days / Afternoon)Salary - Flexible as per experience. Industry - Medical Sterile Manufacturer. The incumbent in this role will be accountable for daily oversight and coordination of the staging/labelling/packing production and ensuring that all standards of practice, regulatory, corporate and site requirements are met to the highest level. This role will be focused on managing and staging and packing personnel to ensure that all pharmacy orders are completed according to production planning and customer contract requirements.The Production Supervisor will support the Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager and Manager, Cleanroom Operations in directing and guiding the staging and packing personnel throughout daily operations. The Production Supervisor will have extensive knowledge of GMP regulations, manufacturing concepts, facility requirements and quality management systems. The Production Supervisor must ensure that all functions within the controlled areas are performed with efficiency and highest quality. The incumbent will provide production support when required.If you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.AdvantagesThis is a permanent opportunity, with a competitive compensation package in a thriving environment.ResponsibilitiesPRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIESMaintain and work in conjunction with the Staging/Packing Team Leads, along with the Cleanroom Team Leads and Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager to oversee daily production workflow.Act as a mentor to all production staff by providing guidance, coaching and positive leadership.Be a key liaison between management and production team.Establish a working environment that promotes cohesiveness within all production team members.Resolve daily operation concerns.Support validation, inventory counts, calibration and environmental monitoring when needed.Act as a technical SME for all staging and packaging equipment.Work with the Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager in obtaining key performance indicators (KPI’s).With the assistance of the Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager, in coordinating training/development of all staging and packaging production staff.Responsible and accountable for performance management of the staging and packaging production team, including goal setting, performance appraisals, coaching and feedback/discipline.Collaborates with the materials management team to ensure required inventory levels are maintained and ensures that SAP inventory processes (scrapping, movement of expired/quarantined materials, labelling of bin locations, cycle counting, etc.) are implemented and followed by team.Conducts regular staff meetings/huddles, and assists in departmental meetings as required.Participate as a subject matter expert for investigations, audits and continuous improvement initiatives. Investigates, completes and implements corrective and/or preventive actions related to production processes and activities, and ensure that incident reporting is completed. Participates and assists Pharmacy Manufacturing Manager with other quality management system components including but not limited to performance.QualificationsQUALIFICATIONSUndergraduate degree in Science or other related fieldsMinimum 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experienceExcellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detailAbility to handle multiple demands made simultaneously under short time constraintsMust possess problem-solving skills to be able to decipher complex situationsMust be able to understand and comply with standard operating proceduresExcellent interpersonal, leadership and conflict resolutions skills with a positive can-do attitude requiredComputer skills in Excel, and other Microsoft applications.Ability to work in a fast-paced environmentExcellent attendance recordExcellent verbal and written communication skillsMust have the ability to work all shifts (i.e. morning and evening shifts, weekends and statutory holidays).SummaryIf you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Permanent
      Our client in the Mississauga area has partnered with Randstad Engineering in their search for a Manager Manufacturing - Sterile Division.Title - Manufacturing Manager - Sterile CompoundingLocation - Mississauga, ONShift - Straight DaysSalary - Flexible as per experience. Industry - Medical Sterile Manufacturer For this role, you must be a Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacist or have a Degree diploma in pharmacy. If you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to Ankur Vaid at ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. POSITION SUMMARYThe Manager, Sterile Manufacturing is responsible for ensuring the sterile compounding unit operates according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and that the cleanrooms are maintained in a state of microbiological control. This is accomplished by ensuring equipment, facility and staff are fully trained, validated and adhere to the required quality systems and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Leading the Sterile Compounding team, this position is responsible for cultivating a culture of engagement and high performance, and addressing personnel matters such as scheduling, daily rosters as well as other people-related matters. AdvantagesThis is a permanent opportunity, with a competitive compensation package in a thriving environment.ResponsibilitiesPRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES Plans staffing levels and further works with Human Resources to recruit, interview, and select employees for the departmentActs as one of the members of record with Ontario College of Pharmacists to satisfy Drug Preparation Premises (DPP) license requirementsAct as a point of contact for Quality with manufacturing investigations and/or complaints and decides on the best course of actionHelps to respond to customer queries on stability and clinical informationActs as one of the primary points of contact for health authorities, responding to inquiries and providing information with accuracy and Prepares sterile manufacturing SOPs and instructionsHelps to resolve technical questions related to the aseptic/pharmaceutical processCollaborates in all sterility matters to help the plant meet the highest standardsWorks in Compounding when required, confirming orders, assembles ingredients to be admixed, generates batch documents and product labels, decontaminates ingredients and organizes batches according to priority or product groupPerforms final checks of products in accordance with the specific criteria of the product as described in relevant SOPs and assists with packaging compounded products when required. Ensures final product and paperwork are fit for release according to GMP standards and as outlined in corresponding SOPs Ensures compliance with employee health and safety requirements, educating staff members on safe work practicesCoaches and appraises the performance of staff members on a regular basis ensuring the communication and development of the Department’s strategic goals/objectives to the teamEnsures all necessary environmental monitoring tasks and product sampling are performedEnsures cabinet and room maintenance and the necessary cleaning after such maintenanceContributes to creating a work culture focused on process improvement and efficiency (i.e. Lean Six Sigma) Understands the issues affecting customers who prescribe our products and patients who use themComplies with relevant legislative acts, legal demands, code of conduct and ethical standardsQualificationsSKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and/or other Science or Engineering degree with Pharmacy Technician studies preferably3-5 years of experience in a sterile manufacturing environment with at least five years of leadership experience is required; the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry is preferredStrong experience in developing, coaching and managing high-performance teams with an aptitude to cultivate a cohesive, team-based culture of engagementKnowledge of GMP, NAPRA and quality systems (QTM, RCA)Strong mechanical aptitude with prior exposure to workflow automation Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to collaborate with all levels both inside and outside the organizationStrong computer skills in Microsoft® OfficeStrong self-starter, with a high degree of initiative to work independently and cross-functionally, with minimal direct supervision.Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask and handle fluctuating workloads Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; to triage issues in a timely and efficient mannerExcellent understanding of lean manufacturing concepts including Lean Six Sigma methodologySummaryIf you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      Our client in the Mississauga area has partnered with Randstad Engineering in their search for a Manager Manufacturing - Sterile Division.Title - Manufacturing Manager - Sterile CompoundingLocation - Mississauga, ONShift - Straight DaysSalary - Flexible as per experience. Industry - Medical Sterile Manufacturer For this role, you must be a Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacist or have a Degree diploma in pharmacy. If you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to Ankur Vaid at ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. POSITION SUMMARYThe Manager, Sterile Manufacturing is responsible for ensuring the sterile compounding unit operates according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and that the cleanrooms are maintained in a state of microbiological control. This is accomplished by ensuring equipment, facility and staff are fully trained, validated and adhere to the required quality systems and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Leading the Sterile Compounding team, this position is responsible for cultivating a culture of engagement and high performance, and addressing personnel matters such as scheduling, daily rosters as well as other people-related matters. AdvantagesThis is a permanent opportunity, with a competitive compensation package in a thriving environment.ResponsibilitiesPRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES Plans staffing levels and further works with Human Resources to recruit, interview, and select employees for the departmentActs as one of the members of record with Ontario College of Pharmacists to satisfy Drug Preparation Premises (DPP) license requirementsAct as a point of contact for Quality with manufacturing investigations and/or complaints and decides on the best course of actionHelps to respond to customer queries on stability and clinical informationActs as one of the primary points of contact for health authorities, responding to inquiries and providing information with accuracy and Prepares sterile manufacturing SOPs and instructionsHelps to resolve technical questions related to the aseptic/pharmaceutical processCollaborates in all sterility matters to help the plant meet the highest standardsWorks in Compounding when required, confirming orders, assembles ingredients to be admixed, generates batch documents and product labels, decontaminates ingredients and organizes batches according to priority or product groupPerforms final checks of products in accordance with the specific criteria of the product as described in relevant SOPs and assists with packaging compounded products when required. Ensures final product and paperwork are fit for release according to GMP standards and as outlined in corresponding SOPs Ensures compliance with employee health and safety requirements, educating staff members on safe work practicesCoaches and appraises the performance of staff members on a regular basis ensuring the communication and development of the Department’s strategic goals/objectives to the teamEnsures all necessary environmental monitoring tasks and product sampling are performedEnsures cabinet and room maintenance and the necessary cleaning after such maintenanceContributes to creating a work culture focused on process improvement and efficiency (i.e. Lean Six Sigma) Understands the issues affecting customers who prescribe our products and patients who use themComplies with relevant legislative acts, legal demands, code of conduct and ethical standardsQualificationsSKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and/or other Science or Engineering degree with Pharmacy Technician studies preferably3-5 years of experience in a sterile manufacturing environment with at least five years of leadership experience is required; the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry is preferredStrong experience in developing, coaching and managing high-performance teams with an aptitude to cultivate a cohesive, team-based culture of engagementKnowledge of GMP, NAPRA and quality systems (QTM, RCA)Strong mechanical aptitude with prior exposure to workflow automation Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to collaborate with all levels both inside and outside the organizationStrong computer skills in Microsoft® OfficeStrong self-starter, with a high degree of initiative to work independently and cross-functionally, with minimal direct supervision.Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask and handle fluctuating workloads Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; to triage issues in a timely and efficient mannerExcellent understanding of lean manufacturing concepts including Lean Six Sigma methodologySummaryIf you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Permanent
      Our Pharmacy client in the Mississauga area has partnered with Randstad Engineering in their search for a Procurement Specialist to join their Compounding Drug Manufacturing facility. Title - Procurement Specialist - Drug BuyerLocation - Mississauga, ONShift - Straight Days flexible. Salary - Flexible as per experience and qualification.MUST have 3-5 years of experience with Drug Procurement.If you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to Ankur Vaid at ankur.vaid@randstad.caAdvantagesAn exciting opportunity to join a dynamic Procurement team, in the role of Buyer. We are seeking a driven and detail-oriented Buyer to be responsible for selecting and purchasing quality products for our business. The Buyer is responsible for processing purchase orders, negotiating with suppliers, tracking orders, creating and maintaining inventory, quality assurance and liaising with inventory teams and management. Managing the timely acquisition of materials necessary to support the production and service requirements of the company, according to departmental standards of quality, quantity, cost and supplier service. The incumbent will also assist in the development of cross functional procedures for purchasing and inventory management activities to forecast the needs of the business and make purchase decisions based on demand.The Buyer is responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory to support the daily operation of the company by planning and placing purchase orders for their assigned product categories. The incumbent is the prime contact for internal clients from customer service, pharmacy, sales & marketing and the warehouses, and must gather, interpret and disseminate information as well as investigating and setting up new products. The Buyer should be analytically minded and possess excellent negotiating skills to secure the best prices according to budget. Knowledge of sales and marketing principles is advantageous.The Impact You Will Make: The Buyer will use their skills and knowledge to establish and maintain effective relationships with vendors, to monitor their performance, and to assist in contract negotiations. The incumbent must also manage the levels of inventory of their product categories based on standard practices. Knowledge of purchasing procedures, strong communication and decision-making skills, accuracy and analytical skills are essential. The Buyer must also be adaptable to changes of responsibility as dictated by business needs. Responsibilities PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES •Determine and place appropriate purchase orders by effective correspondence with vendors ensuring conformance to standard practices. •Investigate and reconcile errors or discrepancies. •Serve as the primary contact for internal clients throughout the organization, responding to inquiries about existing and new products, vendors, and market conditions, by obtaining information and knowledge through external sources and internal training initiatives. •Identify key strategic vendors, and implement procedures to foster partnering relationships, ensuring alignment of capabilities and motivations. •Create and maintain ongoing effective relationships with vendors to ensure high levels of service, to strengthen and optimize the vendor base, and be aware of potential new sources of supply. Be able to identify potential opportunities, and take necessary actions to capture benefits. Implement, maintain and monitor vendor evaluation tools (scorecards) and leverage results to improve performance. •Take responsibility for establishing purchase prices with assigned vendors, and assisting in negotiations with large vendors and contracts. Maintain vendor contracts and quotes on the ERP system, ensuring updates are completed in a timely manner. •Work with suppliers to resolve problems and implement necessary internal corrective procedures. •Assist in achieving departmental objectives in areas of cost reduction/profit contribution, functional improvements, and maximization of inventory investment, in order to support corporate strategic plans. •Review open purchase order information at set intervals. Assume the lead role in expediting delinquent shipments where necessary, and take appropriate action with vendors. Develop required corrective action plans, and notify appropriate internal clients. •Maintain inventory system. Set up and maintain codes according to established procedures, make changes to various data files including Reorder Points and Quantities, Vendor Part Numbers, and Descriptions. Coordinate Standard Cost updates with the Materials Inventory Clerk. Initiate activities and documentation for samples, interbranch transfers etc. •Review, update and maintain inventory reports daily to manage stock levels at all facilities •Coordinate scheduled deliveries with inventory control, receiving, pharmacy and management team QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS •College diploma or certificate in purchasing or related studies required. •Must be actively pursuing professional accreditation (Certified Professional Purchaser program, minimum Level 1 completed). SKILLS •Minimum 2 years of experience in purchasing, at the Buyer or Junior Buyer level, preferably with a hospital, health care organization or pharmacy compounding setting is an asset•Prior experience in drug purchasing and drug substitutions and/or equivalent experience in a Hospital/healthcare organization•Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) •Excellent customer service skills and the ability to collaborate with all levels both inside and outside the organization •Strong computer skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Power BI) •Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, and an ERP system such as SAP an asset •Proactive, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision •Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and handle fluctuating workloads •Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills •Excellent critical thinking, continuous improvement and negotiating skills •Proven ability to adhere to standards & procedures and maintain confidentiality •Responsive and flexible, excellent time management skills with a strong bias for action, the incumbent must be able to perform in a fast paced environment with changing priorities. •Knowledge of Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Regulatory procedures and techniques an asset. •Must be able to work with various computer programs and have the ability to learn new programs quickly and use them efficiently•Knowledge of Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary and Specialty Drugs Procurement experience is an asset•Strong analytical skills to complete inventory and cost impact analysis SummaryIf you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
      Our Pharmacy client in the Mississauga area has partnered with Randstad Engineering in their search for a Procurement Specialist to join their Compounding Drug Manufacturing facility. Title - Procurement Specialist - Drug BuyerLocation - Mississauga, ONShift - Straight Days flexible. Salary - Flexible as per experience and qualification.MUST have 3-5 years of experience with Drug Procurement.If you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to Ankur Vaid at ankur.vaid@randstad.caAdvantagesAn exciting opportunity to join a dynamic Procurement team, in the role of Buyer. We are seeking a driven and detail-oriented Buyer to be responsible for selecting and purchasing quality products for our business. The Buyer is responsible for processing purchase orders, negotiating with suppliers, tracking orders, creating and maintaining inventory, quality assurance and liaising with inventory teams and management. Managing the timely acquisition of materials necessary to support the production and service requirements of the company, according to departmental standards of quality, quantity, cost and supplier service. The incumbent will also assist in the development of cross functional procedures for purchasing and inventory management activities to forecast the needs of the business and make purchase decisions based on demand.The Buyer is responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory to support the daily operation of the company by planning and placing purchase orders for their assigned product categories. The incumbent is the prime contact for internal clients from customer service, pharmacy, sales & marketing and the warehouses, and must gather, interpret and disseminate information as well as investigating and setting up new products. The Buyer should be analytically minded and possess excellent negotiating skills to secure the best prices according to budget. Knowledge of sales and marketing principles is advantageous.The Impact You Will Make: The Buyer will use their skills and knowledge to establish and maintain effective relationships with vendors, to monitor their performance, and to assist in contract negotiations. The incumbent must also manage the levels of inventory of their product categories based on standard practices. Knowledge of purchasing procedures, strong communication and decision-making skills, accuracy and analytical skills are essential. The Buyer must also be adaptable to changes of responsibility as dictated by business needs. Responsibilities PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES •Determine and place appropriate purchase orders by effective correspondence with vendors ensuring conformance to standard practices. •Investigate and reconcile errors or discrepancies. •Serve as the primary contact for internal clients throughout the organization, responding to inquiries about existing and new products, vendors, and market conditions, by obtaining information and knowledge through external sources and internal training initiatives. •Identify key strategic vendors, and implement procedures to foster partnering relationships, ensuring alignment of capabilities and motivations. •Create and maintain ongoing effective relationships with vendors to ensure high levels of service, to strengthen and optimize the vendor base, and be aware of potential new sources of supply. Be able to identify potential opportunities, and take necessary actions to capture benefits. Implement, maintain and monitor vendor evaluation tools (scorecards) and leverage results to improve performance. •Take responsibility for establishing purchase prices with assigned vendors, and assisting in negotiations with large vendors and contracts. Maintain vendor contracts and quotes on the ERP system, ensuring updates are completed in a timely manner. •Work with suppliers to resolve problems and implement necessary internal corrective procedures. •Assist in achieving departmental objectives in areas of cost reduction/profit contribution, functional improvements, and maximization of inventory investment, in order to support corporate strategic plans. •Review open purchase order information at set intervals. Assume the lead role in expediting delinquent shipments where necessary, and take appropriate action with vendors. Develop required corrective action plans, and notify appropriate internal clients. •Maintain inventory system. Set up and maintain codes according to established procedures, make changes to various data files including Reorder Points and Quantities, Vendor Part Numbers, and Descriptions. Coordinate Standard Cost updates with the Materials Inventory Clerk. Initiate activities and documentation for samples, interbranch transfers etc. •Review, update and maintain inventory reports daily to manage stock levels at all facilities •Coordinate scheduled deliveries with inventory control, receiving, pharmacy and management team QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS •College diploma or certificate in purchasing or related studies required. •Must be actively pursuing professional accreditation (Certified Professional Purchaser program, minimum Level 1 completed). SKILLS •Minimum 2 years of experience in purchasing, at the Buyer or Junior Buyer level, preferably with a hospital, health care organization or pharmacy compounding setting is an asset•Prior experience in drug purchasing and drug substitutions and/or equivalent experience in a Hospital/healthcare organization•Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) •Excellent customer service skills and the ability to collaborate with all levels both inside and outside the organization •Strong computer skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Power BI) •Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, and an ERP system such as SAP an asset •Proactive, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision •Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and handle fluctuating workloads •Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills •Excellent critical thinking, continuous improvement and negotiating skills •Proven ability to adhere to standards & procedures and maintain confidentiality •Responsive and flexible, excellent time management skills with a strong bias for action, the incumbent must be able to perform in a fast paced environment with changing priorities. •Knowledge of Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Regulatory procedures and techniques an asset. •Must be able to work with various computer programs and have the ability to learn new programs quickly and use them efficiently•Knowledge of Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary and Specialty Drugs Procurement experience is an asset•Strong analytical skills to complete inventory and cost impact analysis SummaryIf you are interested in this opportunity, apply today online or send your resume directly to ankur.vaid@randstad.ca. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.

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