Job Title:

Purchasing Specialist


Applied Biological Material Inc.


Richmond, BC

Recognized as the 25th Fastest-Growing Companies in B.C. in 2016, Applied Biological Materials Inc. is a Vancouver-based biotech company that develops and markets research reagents and custom services to the life science community and the biotech industry. In light of the growing business, abm is currently looking for a Purchasing Specialist to join the team. The successful candidate will have plenty of opportunities for fast track career development while being part of a highly diverse, innovative and interactive cohort of colleagues.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Coordinate with the company’s suppliers regarding the purchases and order tracking
  • Manage the company’s inventory requirements, ensuring an appropriate level of stock at all times
  • Review the work of receiving, shipping and inventory control clerks, processing purchasing transactions
  • Liaise with other departments to assist with any issues related to inventory control
  • Coordinating production work based on supplies
  • Resolve work-related problems and provide progress report
  • Negotiate machinery and equipment warranty with suppliers and arrange for maintenance and repair work
  • Responsible of daily cycle counts of inventory and reconciliation
  • Improve the company's inventory management system

To be successful in this role, the candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Administration or logistics experience will be an asset
  • A post-secondary education in life sciences discipline will be helpful but not required
  • Proven excellence in attention to detail
  • Ability to work and adapt in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-based environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are mandatory.


This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a creative and dynamic environment. We offer remuneration based on experience and offer significant career development opportunities. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding position, please forward your resume and cover letter.


Applied Biological Materials would like to thank all interested applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Posted 2017-04-18

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