Coordinator, Inventory and Stores

Canfor - Houston, BC (30+ days ago)

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Posting ID: 18692
Position Type: Regular/Full-Time
City: Houston, BC, Canada
Location: Houston (BC03)

Who We Are:
At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.

We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.

You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.

The Opportunity:
The Coordinator, Inventory & Stores incumbent is responsible for managing the site’s inventory, inventory transactions and direct supervision, training and safety of hourly employees and or suppliers.

The incumbent will follow all Canfor’s Procedures with respect to Inventory Management practices, Canfor Preferred Supplier agreements and all consignment inventory programs at the mill including vending machines. This position is also responsible for identification and disposal of obsolete parts/materials in conjunction with the corporate scrap & salvage program.

As part of inventory management responsibilities, the incumbent will ensure that parts are stocked at optimum stocking levels which best support the principals of Asset Management, Planning, Scheduling and Reliability, including a focus on inventory standardization, reducing product lines and working with local suppliers to explore consignment inventory options.

They must ensure the designates perform duties within approved policies and procedures; they must coach and act as mentor to all Warehouse personnel, organizing and/or coordinating required training and ensuring that they have the required skills to perform the job.

Key Responsiblilities:
Maintain the highest standards with respect to safety at all times through leading by example and ensuring your team follows all Company policies, procedures and WorkSafeBC Regulations
Provide direction and performance development support for your team members and foster a highly effective working relationship with all employees
Responsible for the warehouse and the functions of the warehouse inventory management including but not limited to: purchasing, receiving, storing, and issuing of stores inventory and efficient utilization of the inventory
Communicate with vendors, corporate buyer and accounts payable to ensure timely delivery of parts and timely payment of invoices
Check for stock availability through use of the Work and Asset Management System (Synergen).
Develop and maintain working relationships with vendors and suppliers
Liaise with the Maintenance Planner for requisition, and inventory requirements relating to the planning and scheduling of maintenance activities
Keep abreast of current legislation pertaining to Federal and Provincial tax laws and Customs and Excise regulations. Responsible for the review of all taxes on all purchase orders issued from the division

The Candidate:
The successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise:

Proven ability to work as a team player
Background in inventory management and purchasing
Previous supervisory experience in a unionized environment would be an asset
Aptitude and comfort with computers and programs: MS Office and Synergen (or equivalent)
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Willingness to learn new concepts and adapt to changing environments
Mechanical aptitude, analytical and mathematical skills
Understanding of maintenance planning and preventative maintenance programs
SCMP designation or equivalent mastery of principles and theories combined with 3+ years of relevant experience would be an asset

The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance. In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

Safety comes first.
We succeed when our customers succeed.
We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Houston, BC
Houston residents enjoy a relaxed pace of life and omnipresent access to the area’s truly great outdoors. The surrounding area is renowned for its many ultra-clean lakes and rivers, which offer world-class fishing and watersports. Houston in known as “The Steelhead Capital of Canada’ and its thriving eco-tourism industry complements the area’s economic mainstays of forestry and mining. For more information, visit