Global Buyer I

Libertyville, IL, US
Sep 15, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

The Global Buyer I is responsible for the purchasing activity primarily supporting Technical Operations capital projects with additional categories that may be assigned. This individual will work closely with suppliers, Global Strategic Sourcing and internal stakeholders such as Project Controls and Quality. The Buyer will develop and maintain a working knowledge of our materials, services and processes.

  • Assist the Global Strategic Sourcing Team in performing the purchasing activity associated with capital orders and other categories as assigned.
  • Expedite and revise orders to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • Work with the Project Controls team within Global Engineering to ensure the smooth flow of purchase orders for capital projects from start through payment.
  • Attend/host weekly meetings with internal stakeholders to review open orders.
  • Assist the business with determining the appropriate purchase order structure based on the items or services being procured.
  • Assist Global Strategic Sourcing with the administration of the contracting process.
  • Coordinate with Corporate Procurement to ensure compliance with Novartis procure-to-pay processes and procedures.
  • Assist with any incoming receipt or invoicing issues.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor.

  • Minimum B.S./B.A. degree.
  • This is an entry-level position, but 1+ years of manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to operate with limited supervision and exercise proper judgment.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, detail oriented.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of products.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Approximately 5% travel required.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.