Senior Associate, Purchasing Operations

Redwood City, California
Oct 07, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Title:                     Senior Associate, Purchasing Operations
Reports To:        
Associate Director, Purchasing Operations and Facilities 
Location:             Redwood City, California
Classification:    Exempt

Responsibilities and Duties:
This ideal candidate would be organized, a problem solver, have a personalist can easily converse with all levels of staff. The tasks associated with this position would be working in COUPA (a procurement system) to convert Requistions to Purchase Orders for multiple sites and Intacct for Vendor Management process inclusive of managing/owning:

  • The Coupa PO Process
  • PO Change order management
  • Order confirmations
  • Invoice review & PO reports
  • Purchase requests for internal and external customers, properly coded to the correct accounts
  • Purchasing record keeping and reporting activities.
  • All inquiries from Accounting and Legal
  • Purchasing activity metrics
  • Process communication and support of multiple department requests
  • Vendor Management – Intacct (Financial System) Vendor updates

Requirements and Job Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Attention to details is a MUST with a high amount of professionalism
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • P2P (Procure to Pay) experience/general process knowledge is ideal
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience, (1 year in the Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry is ideal)
  • Experienced with Coupa ERP system is a positive
  • Experience with sourcing and vendor management
  • Proficiency with Intacct, Coupa or similar system a plus
  • Solid judgment with ability to make good decisions
  • Strong influencing capabilities and customer service focused
  • Demonstrates strong Analytical, decision making and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrates strong Microsoft Offices skills; proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • At least 1 year Contract experience is ideal (or understanding of contract components and types)

Beginning July 19, 2021, Coherus BioSciences requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.  This requirement is a condition of employment at Coherus BioSciences, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Coherus BioSciences facility or is fully remote.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.