Buyer

Employer
Arranta Bio
Location
Watertown, MA, United States
Posted
Nov 15, 2020
Ref
85503-308106
Hotbed
Genetown
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
ABOUT US

Arranta Bio is a rapidly growing and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Our vision is to be the best in class CDMO providing development and GMP manufacturing services to microbiome innovators within the pharmaceutical industry. Therapies focused on the human microbiome are exhibiting incredible potential towards revolutionizing disease etiology and associated medical treatments. Arranta Bio's mission is to build a world class organization which provides microbiome bio-pharmaceutical innovators with a single source of supply from early process development through clinical and commercial GMP finished product.

WHO ARE WE

Arranta hires people who are committed and passionate to the goal of bringing life enhancing products to patients. We want top talent who will render ideas and a relentless desire towards accomplishing our mission; when a job becomes a passion, it makes you feel ALIVE.

Here at Arranta Bio, we embrace ALIVE - our core values that we live and breathe daily! We are Agile, Leading, Innovating, Value Creating, and Engaging.

We embrace our challenges as opportunities.

We are empowered to think and act.

We never settle; we strive to improve through purposeful creativity.

We build aligned teams who learn, grow, and deliver.

We are committed to building strong relationships.

Are you ready to come ALIVE with a daring and intrepid team? Don't wait another minute; Apply today!

JOB SUMMARY

The role of Buyer involves the tactical work of purchase transactions, including: purchase and change order issuance, transportation and delivery, receipt and return of goods and payment or credit preparation as applicable. The Buyer conducts purchasing activities in accordance with the Company's policies and values and works closely with internal stakeholders and suppliers to ensure an effective purchase and receipt of goods and services to the business in a timely, economical and effective manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

* Reviews requisitions and supplements for accuracy and approvals.
* Accurately processes purchase orders and relevant cost accounting in the ERP system.
* Consistently follows up on submitted orders, delivery commitments and transportation.
* Provides early alerts to relevant stakeholders of delays and potential disruptions.
* Supports purchases in all divisions and departments across the corporation.
* Adheres to purchasing policies and procedures.
* Researches alternative products as needed and coordinates approval of alternates with appropriate user departments and/or Quality Assurance.
* Participates in aggressive pursuit of cost reduction without compromising quality or delivery.
* Analyzes and strategizes supplier-base reductions based on consolidation of commodities or planned volume fluctuations.
* Supports supply and supplier onboarding.
* Purchases stock items per specifications.
* Purchases non-repetitive items at lowest price consistent with desired quality and delivery date.
* Regularly interfaces with suppliers and stakeholders.
* Supports continuous improvement and problem solving as it relates to purchasing process and vendor relations.
* Facilitates returned items, RMA and solicits credit memos as needed.
* Supports internal requests for purchasing navigation and training, vendor and item code information and vendor contacts.
* Assists in inventory warehouse projects including disposition of obsolete supplies, visual replenishment systems, etc. as needed.
* Participates in reconciliation of invoice discrepancies with Finance in a timely manner.

Experience and Skills

  • AA degree and 2 years of experience or 5 years purchasing experience.
  • ISM, APP, APICS or other related Professional certification(s) preferred.
  • Has experience reading and understanding purchasing documents, quotations and basic contracts.
  • The role of Buyer requires excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral language skills and transactional math for currency.
  • Buyers may need to select among options for best lead time, cost and value. Buyers may need to consider alignment of purchases with associated project timelines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • The employee is frequently required to; sit, use hands to finger, and have substantial computer screen time.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, crouch..
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Communicate using telephone and e-mail.


BENEFITS

Arranta Bio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.