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Senior Buyer/Planner

Akron Biotech
Sarasota, FL
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Nov 19, 2022

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Senior Buyer/Planner 
Sarasota, FL (East Coast)

Akron Biotech is continuing to transform and further its rapidly growing capabilities and is now seeking highly motivated professionals to join our expanding team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role within our organization that is driving advanced therapy development and commercialization with high quality industrial scale solutions. We manufacture and distribute components and raw materials for cell therapy discovery, development, and commercialization to meet industry needs worldwide. We offer an array of highly competitive benefits and perks to our valued associates.
  • Reviews and executes MRP requirements.
  • Obtains and analyzes competitive quotes and negotiates complex terms and conditions.
  • Expedites delivery of goods on routine shortages and communicates outcomes to production. Recognizes critical shortages and communicates them immediately to management. Works to find and present solutions.
  • Research invoice discrepancies and works with suppliers to resolve variances.
  • Updates all Purchase Order changes in a timely manner.
  • Communicates on a timely basis with all internal customers and management.
  • Follows up consistently on supplier commitments in regard to late, return, and critical deliveries, corrective actions, sample requests and receiving and invoice discrepancies.
  • Manages special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains working knowledge of current market conditions, pricing and sources of supply to develop supplier strategies and mitigation plans.
  • Coaches and mentors junior team members.
  • Partner with key internal resources to optimize total cost performance
  • Drive implementation of all supplier agreements and ensure on-going compliance
  • Manage KPIs for assigned suppliers and take corrective actions, as required.
  • Manages new and established supplier relationships and improvement activities
  • Develops and implements strategies to reduce total cost over the short- and long-term and leads execution in a methodical and timely manner.
  • Champions efforts to effectively reduce and eliminate excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Communicates on a timely basis with all internal customers and management.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to develop & maintain supplier relationships.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years’ experience as a buyer in a manufacturing environment.
  • APICS certification (CPIM, CSCP) or equivalent training preferred.




Akron Biotech is an innovative biotechnology company with a strategic focus on supplying GMP-qualified raw materials and services to the regenerative medicine industry. An ISO 13485-certified company operating in line with cGMP guidelines and international standards, Akron provides advanced therapy developers the scale, compliance, and regulatory support to develop novel treatments.


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+1 561-750-6120
6353 West Rogers Circle
Suite 2
Boca Raton
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