Buyer

Location
Rensselaer, NY, United States
Posted
Apr 20, 2019
Ref
16496BR
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Summary:

Responsible for managing the procurement workflow process for the requisitions of goods, supplies and services within assigned business units and/or category of spend. Provides daily support to Regeneron employees and suppliers. Applies company purchasing policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Executes procurement-related projects and tasks and makes decisions within limited parameters under regular supervision

• Determines objectives of procurement-related assignments; plans, schedules and arranges own activities to accomplish objectives

• Develops working relationships with suppliers, sourcing managers, and internal customers

• Works on procurement-related projects; partners with cross functional teams to accomplish project goals and objectives within budget and project timeline

• Receives regular and general instruction, guidance, and direction from others on procurement-related projects in the form of specific objectives

• Executes work under general direct supervision such as purchasing materials, scientific equipment, services, and office/business supplies. Uses requisition authorizations, engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels.

• Coordinates purchasing activities with other departments to maintain inventory at planned levels.

• Works to develop biopharmaceutical industry knowledge and contractual requirements within the department, company and industry

• Focus on daily transactional issues and problem resolution using excellent organization, follow up and communication skills with internal clients and suppliers

• Manage daily order requests submitted by internal clients in support of their functions. Orders will be reviewed, disseminated and placed in a timely manner to meet end user needs. This will include requesting supplier quotes, issuing and approving orders in the Oracle database, reviewing requisitions for completeness and accuracy inclusive of all documentation, such as competitive bids or exception forms. Ensure proper tax exemption certificates are completed and provided to suppliers, as applicable.

• Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to support Procurement Operations as required, including workload balancing during increased volume periods, working with other Procurement staff on special projects, generating reports, and performing office duties as assigned, including site specific requirements, committees, SCC walks, etc.

• Utilize expertise in assisting Procurement Operations with invoice resolution, to ensure timely and accurate closure of outstanding invoices. Invoice holds to be reviewed and actioned daily. Escalate to Procurement Sourcing team any issues that are not resolved in a timely manner.

• Issue and monitor Blanket Purchase Orders and conduct scheduled reviews of activity. Communicate to end users regarding status of funds, as required.

• Develop working relationships with suppliers and internal customers and train them on proper iPro requisition and PO issuance procedures to conform with established policies and procedures. Respond to inquiries from requestors & suppliers, track order status, and expedite orders.

• Initiate communication with suppliers and negotiate lower prices and improved terms wherever possible and document same for all orders within authorized Purchase Order signing limit.

• As necessary, work with Legal to obtain all required agreements prior to issuance of a purchase order. Such agreements will include, but are not limited to: confidentiality disclosure agreements, service agreements and master service agreements.

• Reconcile P-card orders in Concur monthly

• Satisfactorily complete all required trainings and certifications according to established SOP's.

• Adhere to GxP Requisition and PO processes as required.

• Maintain the highest standard of compliance to process and procedures, while continually challenging the status quo, improving system knowledge and skills and driving a culture of continuous improvement and excellence. Identify root causes that impact: 1) internal client service, 2) non-value added operations, 3) non-cost effective purchases and recommend solutions.

• Support Audits, Compliance & Investigations, as required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Ability to maintain integrity and honesty at all times

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

• Ability to communicate with transparency

• Continuously drive to improve processes for improved performance

• Demonstrate respectful behavior at all times

• Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

• Effective time management skills

• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree preferred, plus 3 years of relevant experience or Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

*Level will be determined by education and experience.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.