Buyer

Princeton, NJ 08540

Posted: 09/06/2019 Industry: Office Job Number: 9128 Pay Rate: $30.00 - $32.00/hr.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Negotiate OPEX (consumables, reagents, service contracts, repairs ) and CAPEX (lab equipment) with the objective to minimize cost.
  • Manage the supplier relationships.
  • Analyze the spend and develop creative ideas, strategies to drive down the cost of materials and services on a continuing basis.
  • Assist with the maintenance of Procurement master data within the ERP system (i.E. Pricing, part numbers, supplier information, etc.)
  • Participates in various Global Procurement projects or initiatives.
  • Resolve issues with suppliers.
  • Assist with the deployment of a new e-procurement solution, including the training of existing team members



QUALIFICATIONS
  • BA/BS degree with 2-3 relevant experience in a purchasing department in the pharmaceutical or life sciences industry.
  • Able to work autonomously, but also as an active team member.
  • Ability to establish good relationships and work effectively with internal users and suppliers.
  • Flexibility / Adaptability - responds to changing needs of the business.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proactive, initiate and recognizes what needs to be done, takes action and accomplishes results.
  • Solid time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in common office software like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, experience using ERP and e-procurement systems.
  • Experience with e-procurement and electronic supplier catalogue management also preferred.

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