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Supply Chain Specialist - Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan

Supply Chain/Logistics

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job ID: 2019-4386

Supply Chain Specialist - Western Canada (BC, AB or SK)



This position is responsible for the coordination of goods to maximize profit. Through increasing efficiencies of both non-profit partners and our retail stores by training and collaboratively with the Regional Supply Chain Manager (RSCM).  They ensure seamless and timely flow of goods. The Supply Chain Specialist (SCS) is the primary liaison for both our retail stores and the logistics functions of local non-profit partner network.  The SCS reports directly to the RSCM.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Troubleshoots and provide support for the day-to-day business partnerships with stores, team members, Non-Profit Partners, Vendors, and external customers to build and maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Provide comprehensive training for Non-Profit Partners and internal team members.
  • Ensure our Supply Chain policies and procedures are followed to minimize legal exposure and supply chain/material handling costs and maximize product margin.
  • Coordinate distribution of product and schedules through our logistic plans to maximize efficiencies and control costs.
  • Complete audit for store and distribution centers and/or processing facilities to ensure accurate record keeping and partner payments and policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Conducts analysis and makes recommendations to management.
  • Track Partner performance to contractual agreement.
  • Resolve delivery discrepancies between the stores and non-profit partners to ensure proper monies paid and avoid excessive cost.
  • Other functions may be assigned.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Skilled in root cause analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate self-prioritization, analytical, forecasting and trouble shooting skills.
  • Ability to compile, prepare and provide data in a clear and accurate format.
  • Expert level computer skills of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrate organization skills.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Ability to adapt and identify needs and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to work within the Savers culture and interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish relationships with peers, internal and external customers, non-profit partners, and vendors. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

Minimum Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain principles and best practices
  • 3-5 years of experience in a role with proven problem solving, collaboration and prioritization skills
  • Advance level skills in Excel


Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to travel in various geographical areas 30 to 50% of the time, ability to work flexible schedule that could require early morning or evening
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, raise hands above head, and navigate getting on and off a delivery truck


FLSA Status


  • Exempt


Tools and Equipment Used:


  • Cell phone
  • Laptop
  • Inventory software





  • 30% to 50% required for the role.



Work Address:


  • Remote/Work from home – Western Canada (BC, AB, SK)




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This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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