Procurement Associate I

Supply Chain Vancouver, BC


Why Work for Us? 

Innovation. Act with Integrity. Collaboration. Embrace Diversity. Care 

We come from many countries, cultures, races, ethnicities, abilities and nationalities. We bring our passions including singing, biking, swimming, dancing, cooking, volunteering, parenting, coaching and much more! We are proud of our nearly equal balance of men and women and strengthened by our non-binary and transgender team members. Every employee belongs. 

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance. 

Company Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates. 

Zymeworks is seeking a highly motivated Associate Procurement Associate I who is looking to grow their career with our company. 

This position will report to Senior Procurement Specialist and will be located in Vancouver, BC. 

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Assists with processing purchase orders, soliciting vendors, and reviewing requisitions while ensuring the fair price, accuracy and quality of purchased goods and services.
  • Creates, processes, and codes purchase orders in the ERP system.
  • Collaborates with onsite and offsite labs to ensure general lab consumables are stocked.
  • Assists lab staff in researching and requesting quotes prior to requisition in ERP.
  • Communicates with lab suppliers to place orders and initiates dispute resolution steps for order placement issues.
  • Monitors open orders and backorder delivery reports to ensure backorders are promptly acted on and fulfilled.
  • Consults with lab staff and suppliers to resolve defective or unacceptable goods or services and facilitates the RMA/RGA process.
  • Assists and communicates with cross functional teams on procurement-related issues.
  • Assists logistics team with supplier communication regarding inbound and outbound deliveries for the labs.
  • Creates and updates new vendor information and profiles in Zymeworks ERP system.
  • Completes vendor credit applications, payment terms, trade references and other documents on behalf of the Procurement and Logistics team.
  • Assists Procurement team in data collection, KPI metrics on suppler performance and reporting.
  • Communicates with suppliers to source samples and coordinate equipment demonstrations.
  • Tracks and reports key functional metrics to reduce landed costs and improve effectiveness.
  • Supports the Procurement and Logistics Team with cross functional projects.


  • University degree or diploma required with a focus in a business-related or science-related discipline preferred.
  • 6 months to 2 years of related work (includes internships and coop) experience required.
  • Experience working in a Biotech or Research Laboratory environment preferred.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality on matters that require discretion. 

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.