Purchasing Associate (Buyer)

Austin, TX, USA
Sep 14, 2020
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Company Description:

Molecular Templates (MTEM) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company targeting a variety of cancers through development of its innovative proprietary Engineered Toxin Body (ETB) platform. MTEM's first immunotoxin, MT-3724, is in clinical development for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Pipeline products for additional oncology targets are being advanced toward clinical development. For more information, please visit MTEM's website at www.mtem.com.

Position Overview:

Molecular Templates is seeking a highly-skilled and motivated professional to support purchasing activities. The Purchasing Associate will be responsible for creating purchase orders; communicating with vendors to obtain product or service information; running reports in a cGMP environment. This requires excellent understanding of cGMP regulations, customer service skills and strong attention-to-detail, plus excellent communication, organization and prioritization skills.

Job Responsibilities will include:
  • Collaborate with scientific and other staff in a cGMP environment for procurement needs related to materials, scientific equipment, services, and supplies
  • Obtain quotes and other documentation according to Company standards and SOPs
  • Prepare purchase orders and monitor of orders for timely receipt, according to production and other scientific schedules
  • Process change order requests as needed to support timely processing of invoices
  • Work with the Inventory team on demand forecasting
  • Maintain updated lead times on material
  • Communicate effectively with vendors, suppliers, department liaisons and other stakeholders
  • Participate in process improvements, as needed

  • Associates Degree in Business, Life Sciences or related field, required; Bachelor's Degree, preferred
  • Minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in a purchasing role
  • Experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment, preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic principles and practices of purchasing
  • Proficiency with databases related to purchasing, receipts, inventory and accounts payable
  • Familiarity with SarbanesOxley compliance and financial controls a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite Applications
  • Excellent planning, organization and execution skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain highest standards of accuracy and strong attention-to-detail
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to make correct independent decisions when appropriate, adjust and conform with varying schedules, organize and prioritize multiple tasks, problem solve, and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to function under supervision and exercise good judgement

Reporting Structure:

This position currently has no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to Purchasing Supervisor, Supply Chain.

Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

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