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Purchasing Specialist

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals

Houston, TX
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Purchasing, Supply Chain,

Job Description

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, located in the Houston Medical Center, is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel cellular immunotherapies for various forms of cancer, including both hematological and solid tumors, as well as orphan inherited blood disorders.  We are dedicated to creating an exceptional work environment where we develop products that can make a difference in the quality of life for patients.

Due to our continued growth, there is an excellent opportunity for a Purchasing Specialist with proven expertise and success in the pharmaceutical and/or biologics space.  Reporting to the Associate Director of cGMP Supply Chain and Logistics, this role will be responsible for analyzing and maintaining sufficient purchased material inventory levels.  The Purchasing Specialist will also be responsible for the purchasing activities for those materials including on-time delivery in a Material Requirement Planning (MRP) environment to support the Master Production Schedule (MPS).

Roles and Responsibilities

•   Determine optimum order lot sizes and inventory contingency levels to maximize material availability and warehouse utilization
•   Generate purchase orders (POs), issue/communicate POs to suppliers, and keep an updated status on all open POs until receipt/completion of the material, equipment, or service
•   Resolve material issues with suppliers including: late deliveries, overages, shortages, and damages (OS&D), missing documentation, and material deviations
•   Take an active role in communicating service and inventory issues internally across departments (including Manufacturing, Quality, Finance, etc.) and with management
•   Effectively manage supplier performance by conducting routine supplier business reviews; develop new suppliers or alternative solutions as required
•   Analyze, summarize, and communicate conclusions generated from system reports and recommend improvements when necessary
•   Perform supplier management functions including supplier corrective action record (SCAR), score card, and key performance indicators (KPI)
•   Maintain and input material master data into non-ERP and ERP information systems
•   Adhere to corporate governance of regulatory compliance processes related to material operations
•   Negotiate pricing and other purchasing efficiencies with suppliers including, but not limited to supplier agreements and quality agreements
•   Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Supply Chain


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

•   Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in procurement, engineering, supply chain in a GMP environment or seven (7) years of relevant experience.
•   Experience with procurement practices, methods, and techniques
•   Experience operating in a non-ERP and ERP information systems environment for the requisition, purchasing, and payables cycles
•   Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
•   Ability to identify issues, compare data, investigate and resolve discrepancies
•   Proven analytical problem solver
•   Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•   Actively develops and follows best practices to ensure compliance of the company’s policies and procedures
•   Must have excellent decision-making skills and be able to think analytically to resolve problems
•   Track record of being a motivated self-starter who can work with minimum supervision.

We invite you to check us out www.bellicum.com. We offer a competitive Total Rewards program including stock options and employer paid benefit premiums.   Relocation will be offered to the right candidate. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume.  We thank you for your interest in Bellicum and your submission.  Please be advised that only those candidates selected to move forward will be contacted.