Supply Chain Services Coordinator

Canadian Light Source Inc. - Saskatoon, SK (30+ days ago)

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Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) is Canada’s national synchrotron research facility located on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This facility produces high-intensity synchrotron light, millions of times brighter than sunlight, to explore the nature and structure of molecules and serves national and international users from academia, industry, and government institutions. The CLS facilitates scientific research aimed at finding solutions for global challenges in agriculture, health, advanced materials, and the environment.

The CLSI is now accepting applications to fill the position of Supply Chain Services Coordinator in the Finance and Corporate Services Division. The Supply Chain Services Coordinator holds primary responsibility for the processes of procurement, shipping/receiving, inventory control and contract administration. The position ensures an exceptional level of customer services is provided to key end users and stakeholders through optimization of the processes and systems under their responsibility.


  • Plays a lead role in the development and implementation of initiatives to ensure effective procurement of goods and services for the CLS. Influences the design that establishes parameters for such initiatives.
  • Plays a lead role in the development and implementation of initiatives to ensure effective inventory control procedures and practices are followed and in place to ensure facility operational excellence
  • Coordinates activities between purchasing, maintenance, operations and project staff in order to execute work, including supervising staff of two buyers. Must play an active role in maintenance shutdown planning and execution.
  • Provide CLS staff with information about the specifications of available equipment, materials and supplies to be purchased, or undertakes related research as required.
  • Prepares and submits tenders, consults with suppliers and reviews quotations; evaluates cost and quality of goods or services and makes recommendations consistent with established limits and guidelines.
  • Provide expediting and customs documentation oversight to the incoming and outgoing materials
  • Determines or negotiates contract terms and conditions, awards supplier contracts or recommends contract awards of a more complex nature.


  • A relevant undergraduate degree in Business or Commerce.
  • A minimum of five years of related experience
  • Supervisory or leadership experience of a procurement/supply chain function is considered an asset
  • Completion of the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada (SCMP) professional designation program is an asset

Remuneration: Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including supplemental health & dental, health spending account, life insurance, pension plan, and four weeks’ vacation is part of a competitive compensation package.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume, along with references, in confidence, online at Applications will be considered as of October 21, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canadian Light Source Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages members of designated groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and visible minorities) to self-identify on their applications).

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Supply Chain Management: 5 years (Preferred)