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Senior Specialist I, Supply Chain and Procurement

Mississauga, ON
Start date
Sep 24, 2022

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Administration, Clinical, Clinical Medicine
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

RESILIENCE is creating the first sustainable ecosystem for advanced biopharmaceutical manufacturing. We’re building a robust, dynamic, and diverse network of manufacturing capability and talent – investing in innovation every step of the way.

We provide high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing and development solutions to ensure the medicines of today and tomorrow are accessible to all in need. This includes complex medicines, such as cell and gene therapies, viral vectors, and vaccines, as well as proteins and the next generation of medicines.

RESILIENCE believes in access to quality and innovation for all. Our adaptive facilities serve partners big and small. We continuously invest in R&D for next generation manufacturing and development, freeing our partners to focus on the discoveries that impact lives.

We offer customized and scalable processes, the highest quality and regulatory capabilities, and world-class facilities. Through manufacturing that’s faster, more flexible, and less risky, we safeguard the quality of critical medicines and protect the resilience of a vital supply chain.


The Senior Specialist I, Supply Chain and Procurement is responsible for the tactical procurement of commodities, supplies, equipment, and services to be used by the organization. This individual will utilize expert knowledge and material planning skills to purchase goods and services at the most favorable total landed cost for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers and key stakeholders.


  • Determining the requirement for supplies and materials to be inventoried and purchased using the master production schedule, inventory data and other data master files.

  • Develop and maintain min/max levels for stock inventory and adjust with the needs of the company.

  • Initiate electronic requisitions for the purchase of materials.

  • Develop and run MRP tools including the maintenance of data files that support those MRP tools.

  • Analyze materials supply patterns and collaborate with management and planning for the material demand and forecast.

  • Work with internal departments to help resolve material supply issues, manage material changes, and overall support the timely delivery of materials to the operation.

  • Work with external vendors when required, communicating the materials supply, to ensure timely delivery of materials.

  • Maintains surveillance over inventory to assure safety stock is maintained to support manufacturing, but also minimizing obsolescence and short dating.

  • Prepare reports as related to inventory for Senior Management and Project Management.

  • Prepare project specific project reports for the project management group as required.

  • Oversee, guide, and provide supervision of Procurement and Materials team members.

  • Manage vendor contract negotiations, terms and conditions and Master Service agreement

  • Expedite, cancel /defer, and ensure purchase orders are aligned to support Requisition need dates

  • Evaluate vendors based on performance and delivery to hold vendors to contractual obligations.

  • Work with vendors to improve and enhance cost effectiveness, quality, delivery, and lead time.

  • Resolve the daily tactical supply chain issues; Backorder resolution, Open Order Expediting, Lead time management, Vendor and/or Manufacturer production issues, etc.

  • Negotiate and settle with vendors: damage claims, rejections, losses, returns, over shipments, cancellations, and discontinuations.

  • Develops, monitors, and implements procurement policies, practices and strategies as required by business needs

  • Maintain master data and setup new item codes in Great Plains. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

  • Supports/Promotes continuous improvement projects, including process and materials improvement options

  • Act as back-up to the Manager, Procurement in support of the material planning and procurement function during vacations, or during peak work volumes.

  • Other duties and tasks as required in support of procurement function and timely material supply.



  • 1-3 years experience in a related field.

  • Knowledge of GMP requirements in a pharma manufacturing environment.

  • Advance Skills in MS office suite (Excel and Word primarily) is a must.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills


  • Certified Supply Chain Management Professional

  • 3-5 years experience in a Procurement role.

  • Ideally will possess a B.Sc. or equivalent in a related field.


  • Availability to work remotely and potential travel as required to support the position.


Demonstrated ability to apply the following behavioral competencies on the job:

Teamwork: Working effectively and productively with others

Interpersonal Skills: Effectively communicating, building rapport and relating well to all personality types

Goal Orientation: Energetically focusing efforts on meeting a goal, mission or objective

Organization and Planning: Utilizing logical, systematic and orderly procedures to meet objectives

Leadership: Achieving extraordinary operational results through inspiring, encouraging and developing people

Problem Solving: Anticipating, analyzing, diagnosing and resolving problems

Decision Making: Utilizing effective processes to make timely decisions

Written Communication: Writing clearly, succinctly and in a manner understood by the target audience.

Conflict resolution - Effectively broker solutions to resolve conflicts between individuals and groups.

This job profile provides an overview of the minimum requirements of the job and does not include all the duties inherent, included or associated with the job or with the performance of the job. The Company reserves the right to make changes to the job profile as it sees fit to meet the needs of the organization.

While we appreciate your interest in this opportunity, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. (RESILIENCE), will not be responsible for any agency referral fees arising from the use of resumes that currently exist in the recruitment database or have been forwarded to directly Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. (RESILIENCE), or indirectly without an authorized agreement. Agency referrals will not be accepted unless approved by the Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. (RESILIENCE), Human Resources team.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining a satisfactory background check, including pre-employment medical (where applicable), educational, employment, references, and criminal records checks (for which a pardon has not been granted).

Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. (RESILIENCE), is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements known to Human Resources.


Resilience is a technology-focused biomanufacturing company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines. Founded in 2020, the company is building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to ensure the treatments of today and tomorrow can be made quickly, safely, and at scale. Resilience seeks to free its partners to focus on the discoveries that improve patients’ lives by continuously advancing the science of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and development. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @IncResilience 

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United States
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