Seeking a Laboratory Purchasing Manager. You will be responsible for driving the timely order and receipt of lab supplies, services and general operations supplies. Responsibilities include working with the Laboratory Operations and Finance & Operations teams to strategize the purchase of cost-effective supplies and services, create and track Purchase Orders (POs), track and follow-up on orders placed, and thus enable the staff to receive what they require to fulfill the mission. This position will report to the Chief Financial and Operating Officer and will be supervised by the AVP, Scientific Operations & Project Management and work closely with the Lab Operations team, Finance & Operations team, and scientists/engineers. This is a full-time position during normal operating hours Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 5:30pm. The level and compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience.
What you’ll do:
Devise and use effective sourcing and category management strategies.
Utilize the order request site, Quartzy, and follow-up with requested orders that require supervisor approval in accordance with established authorization protocols.
Produce purchase orders (POs).
Coordinate and provide new vendor request information to the Finance team.
Track POs during approval process and minimize delays.
Place orders by PO or corporate card (if required) and update order requests.
Communicate to relevant staff any pertinent information relating to the request; anticipate unfavorable events (backorders, cancellations, missed deliveries) and prepare control strategies.
Finalize purchase/receipt details of orders and coordinate with Lab/General Operations team for preparation of deliveries.
Collaborate with Finance and Lab Operations teams to secure advantageous terms and potential savings opportunities with external vendors.
Work with the Quality Assurance (QA) team to assist in performance of supplier due diligence and qualification verification.
Provide necessary backup to Lab/General Operations teams for AMEX reconciliation.
Analyze purchasing/inventory data and recommend and implement strategies for streamlining processes (i.e. setting up standing orders, etc.)
What we are looking for:
BS/BA degree required (supply chain management, logistics, life sciences or business administration a plus).
2-4+ years of relevant experience in life sciences industry; proven work experience as a sourcing or procurement professional.
Proficiency in procurement systems is preferred.
Skilled in Microsoft Office Software programs.
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Ability to manage and complete projects with time constraints.
Ability to successfully work independently and within a team environment.
Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management.
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking skills.