Products / Services
Competition Number:
Competition Dates - From: 
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Purchasing Assistant
Moncton, NB
Employment Type:
Full-Time, Permanent
$27,516 - $34,395

“To help improve the health and well-being of people and their communities.”

Recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Medavie Blue Cross understands each one of its 1,900 employees plays a key role in building a strong and successful organization. Throughout the six provinces in which we operate, we know our people make a difference in our customers’ lives each day.  We encourage our employees to be involved and to support activities that allow for personal and professional growth and development. As a not-for-profit organization, we also place a high priority on giving back to the communities in which we live.

If you are looking for an opportunity in a challenging, fast-paced and team-oriented work environment with a leading local organization, the career you’ve been looking for may be waiting for you at Medavie Blue Cross.

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Manager of Financial Services, the Purchasing Assistant is responsible for procurement administration to assist with the processing of purchasing transactions, services and purchasing contracts. Main responsibilities include high attention to detail and accurate data entry in creating purchase orders.
As the Purchasing Assistant, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Reviews purchasing information and requests received through the online requisitioning system to ensure all details are accurate prior to creating purchase orders;
  • Maintains relationship with suppliers to ensure product will arrive on time as requested;
  • Reviews status of open purchase orders, and works directly with supplier/vendor to troubleshoot and investigate if product is delayed or damaged;
  • Maintains and oversees our online stationery purchasing;
  • Sets up and manages our pricing agreements while communicating changes as necessary; ensures price and quantity are set-up according to Purchase Order, and also updates internal online requisitioning catalogue;
  • Matches purchase orders to packaging slips and invoices for submission to Accounts Payable;
  • Procurement and coordination of the ordering of all mobility devices and services according to specifications and required approvals.
As the ideal candidate, you possess the following Qualifications:
  • Education: Community College degree in Finance/Accounting or Business is required.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 2 years experience in a related role.
  • Other Qualifications: Experience with accurate data entry and customer service experience; understanding of supply chain processes and procurement tools considered an asset. High level of personal accountability and responsibility to be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Computer Skills: Strong Microsoft Office, experience with large ERP systems is considered an asset.
  • Language Skills: Bilingual - proficiency in English and French is required (written and spoken).
You also demonstrate the following core competencies:

: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology and information affecting his/her business and organization.

Analytical Thinking: Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement.

Communication Skills: Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit and/or organization and is timely with information.

Customer Orientation: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind and establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Execution & Organizational Skills: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; is not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning and seizes more opportunities than others.

Team Work: Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and can be candid with peers.

If you are interested in working with a team of professionals in a challenging role and you possess the necessary qualifications, please follow the instructions for applying online via the Medavie Blue Cross Corporate website by clicking on the link below.


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We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Reliability screening will be required.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.