Contract - Senior Buyer

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jan 12, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Contract-Senior Buyer

Position Summary:

The Senior Buyer is responsible for all procurement related activities and supplier management of services, software, materials, and supplies, and ensuring continuous and efficient processing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review, analyze, investigate, and resolve purchase requisition and contract issues
  • Create and issue purchase orders from approved purchase requisitions
  • Coordinate, review, verify, and approve new vendor on-boarding
  • Provide training and day-to-day support on procurement systems, policy and processes for business unit and/or corporate staff involved in purchasing activities
  • Manage and improve the Procure to Pay process ensuring training, policy development, executed documentation, data entry, submission, order expediting, change orders, receiving and reconciliation of complex system issues
  • Assist in RFQ/RFP process
  • Manage existing supplier base cost, quality, and delivery performance
  • Establish and maintain meaningful supplier performance metrics in which to judge supplier value
  • Follow and comply with the Procure to Pay Narrative and SOX processes set forth by GBT
  • Primary point of contact for supplier communication and issue resolution related to purchase order, invoice, and receiving discrepancies
  • Work closely with FP&A, Legal, Commercial, Clinical and Tech Ops on PO/PR related issues
  • Assist in monthly contract master and purchase order reconciliations and updates
  • Comply with company health and safety policies and procedures


  • BS/BA degree in Procurement, Finance, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Biotech/Clinical Procurement experience, a plus
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and effective business communication skills
  • Negotiation experience
  • Familiarity with global procurement practices, contracts, laws and regulations
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams as well as the capacity to contribute consistently and positively in a high-paced, fast-changing and sometimes unpredictable environment
  • Outstanding organizational and detailed oriented skills
  • eProcurement system skills, with Zycus and NetSuite is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with a focus on analytical skills