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Purchasing Manager in Levittown, PA at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/30/2018

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Job Description

Purchasing Manager-Pharmaceutial Industry

Responsibilities for this position include processing of purchasing requisitions, entering and maintaining purchase orders in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, resolving invoice issues, and performing expanse analyses and negotiating with vendors. This position will operate under ISO standards, which includes documentation of Purchasing functions, monitoring supplier performance, and raw material inspection files. This position will provide backup support for Receiving as needed.

Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities:

  • Process purchase orders using ERP system, maintain the efficient flow of purchase order requisitions, and place orders
  • Monitor Open PO reports, perform follow-up to address past due purchase orders, update delivery dates, and ensure on-time delivery and data integrity in ERP system
  • Maintain accurate supplier information, terms, lead-times, etc. in company's ERP system and on purchase orders
  • Create/maintain purchased items and parameters in company's ERP system
  • Experience purchasing raw materials( API preferred), engineering and lab and manufacturing equipment
  • Review and analyze expenses, submit Request for Quotes (RFQ's), obtain and evaluate quotes, negotiate with suppliers to reduce costs/achieve discounts and most cost-effective mode of transport, and document cost savings
  • Initiate/create Blanket Purchase Orders where appropriate for routine purchases
  • Submit and follow-up on permits required to ship products as needed
  • Act as a liaison between end users and vendor representatives, communicating and resolving discrepancies
  • Document non-conforming materials and update supplier quality files with Quality Assurance Department, and obtain SCAR's (Supplier Correct Action Request) and process Returns to suppliers
  • Maintain and replenish stock room inventory
  • Work closely with Receiving, Planning, Procurement, end users, Facilities, Quality, and Accounting Departments
  • Resolve invoicing issues and take corrective action to prevent recurrence
  • Prepare monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and monthly Purchasing report
  • Create/maintain accurate Purchasing documentation (QSP's, SOP's, Work Instructions, Checklists) to reflect current business and system processes
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external supply agreements, policies, procedures and regulations
  • Investigate, recommend, and lead implementation of appropriate advanced materials strategies/initiatives such Vendor Managed Inventory, Kanban, point of use, etc.
  • Create training materials and perform and document end user training

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Business or a related field
  • Prior experience in Life Science, Biotechnology, or Pharmaceutical environment
  • Prior experience procuring lab supplies, lab and manufacturing equipment, and inventory
  • Previous experience with ISO 9001 and ISO13485
  • Understanding of SAP