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Materials Specialist- Regular Part Time- Surrey, BC

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Date: Aug 17, 2022

Location: Surrey, BC, CA

Company: LifeLabs

LifeLabs is the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada, serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for over 50 years. Our team members are truly centred around our customers, and we know that behind every lab requisition, sample being tested, or investment in technology is an individual and their family counting on us.

Consistently named one of Canada's Best Employers by Forbes, LifeLabs has also been recognized for having an award-winning Mental Health Program from Benefits Canada. The passion and commitment of over 6,000 diverse and innovative team members unites and motivates us to ensure our customers receive high quality tests and results that they can trust.  Agile, customer-centred, caring and teamwork: we live these values every day in what we do to support our customers and healthcare providers, driving forward our vision of empowering a healthier you.

Make a difference – join the LifeLabs team today!


In this role the Materials Specialist will be responsible for maintaining inventory levels, order management and replenishment of Patient Service Centers, Physician Offices and Laboratory departments as applicable. Demonstrates LifeLabs Values in all activities.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Maintain and monitor appropriate inventory levels in central stores, PSCs, Physician Offices and Laboratory departments.
  • Provide customer service and support in all aspects of Materials Management for PSC, Laboratory staff and external customers. Effective troubleshooting and resolution of materials management issues. Supply empty biohazard and chemical waste containers to the lab as needed.
  • Monitor maintenance of the storage carousel and inventory shuttle, where applicable.
  • Receive material orders and ensure all goods are received in an acceptable condition.
  • Ensure compliance to standard processes and required regulations for the ordering, receiving, storage and distribution of materials within all sites.
  • Train PSC, distribution, and laboratory staff in the use of inventory control systems as applicable.
  • Effective contributor to Diagnostics Materials Management and Lean Sigma Deployment teams.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to reduce materials costs in the areas of consumption, waste, and product design.
  • Follow-up on and resolve service and problem issues.
  • Identify incidents and non-conformances; escalate as appropriate
  • Ensure confidentiality of patient information.
  • Use personal protective equipment (e.g. gloves, lab coats) as specified in EHS procedures.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work environment.
  • Laboratory environment.

Requirements:

  • One to two years materials management experience, preferably in a lab environment.
  • 3yrs experience in an inventory management role
  • Working experience or understanding of MRP and ERP and Lean Manufacturing an asset.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25lbs consistently, to shoulder height. repetitive movements and bending, turning, and kneeling, as well as walking required
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Basic knowledge of Excel, Outlook and Word, experience with Oracle an asset

Minimum Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent

 

At LifeLabs, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace where our team members and the communities we serve feel accepted, valued, and respected.

In accordance with LifeLabs’ Accessibility Policy, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email careers@lifelabs.com.

LifeLabs is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We have been a leader throughout the COVID-19 pandemic regarding health and safety measures and have always put our employees and customers at the center of every decision that we make. As an organization in the health care sector, we believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. With this in mind, we currently require all LifeLabs employees, contractors, students and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.

LifeLabs operates under a distributed workforce model, where employee flexibility is a key priority. Further information will be provided during the interview process on what this means for employees.


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