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Purchasing and Inventory Coordinator

Huron Digital Pathology

Huron Digital Pathology

St. Jacobs, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2022
St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada


The Purchasing and Inventory Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining inventory and root cause investigation for any variances. The role requires working relationships with our suppliers for acquiring quotations, initiating purchase requisitions, and tracking deliveries.

Company Description

Huron Digital Pathology provides solutions for imaging and analyzing tissue biopsies on microscope slides. We have a product line of award-winning whole slide scanners and a patented image search engine, Lagotto, for quickly finding similar images and associated reports.

We are applying Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies to connect pathologists, researchers, and educators to improve diagnosis of cancerous lesions and accelerate disease research. In summary we are developing hardware and software tools for pathologists.

Key Responsibilities

  • Control of inventory
  • Maintain inventory levels based on min/max requirements
  • Determine order date and quantity of each item needing replenishment
  • Maintain excellent relationship with suppliers to acquire quotations and lead times, track orders, and ensure delivery schedules are maintained
  • Review pricing on all quotations against purchase history to ensure consistency
  • Initiate purchase requisitions and send approved purchase orders to suppliers
  • Follow up on orders ensuring that materials are shipped and delivered on promised dates
  • Help inspect purchased products for accuracy and quality
  • Receive purchased products into the inventory database in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Re-stock inventory
  • Process defective product for return to supplier
  • Advise and communicate with staff on product arrival
  • Oversee, conduct, and reconcile regular inventory counts
  • Process internal shipping documents such as Packing Slips and POD’s.
  • Other tasks or projects as assigned

Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Solid understanding of purchasing and receiving principles and procedures
  • Post-secondary education in business, procurement, supply chain management, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in using ERP system would be an asset
  • Ability to read forms, such as invoices, parts order forms, packing slips and bills of lading

Additional Desired Skills

  • Ability to read forms, such as invoices, parts order forms, packing slips and bills of lading
  • Use office equipment, printers, label printers, barcode readers,
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and organized