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Buyer I - Bio Tech

Ajinomoto Bio Pharma Services
San Diego, CA
Start date
Mar 8, 2023

Job Details

Why join Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma?

Our mission is to help improve the health of humankind.

We are a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization with sites in Belgium, United States, Japan, and India providing comprehensive development, cGMP manufacturing, and aseptic fill finish services. We pride ourselves in offering a unique environment in which the work we do every day plays a crucial role in society.

We hope to inspire employees to come to work engaged and ready to give their all. This allows Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma to meet the commitments it makes to partners, patients and employees.

Total Rewards package designed to make your life better:

We offer health benefits, annual performance bonus, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, matching 401k contributions (immediate vesting), tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and much more!

Your next career move:

We are currently seeking a Buyer I to source supplies, equipment, and outside services. The Buyer I provides guidance to end-users as it relates to procurement of materials/services, pricing, policy, and requisition/purchase order process.


  • Identifies and resolves all purchasing related issues and manages suppliers associated with respective commodities.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders, change notices, and product returns.
  • Manages, reviews, and negotiates contracts for optimal pricing, terms, and conditions.
  • Maintains proper documentation practices of purchase orders, agreements, and change orders.
  • Utilizes and assists with implementation of “e-tools” (ERP etc.) to help drive programs.
  • Utilizes purchasing systems and procedures and ensures compliance to company authorizations, policies and procedures.
  • Researches vendors, pricing, cost effectiveness, and availability of services and commodities.
  • Works in partnership with stakeholders to manage and develop strong working relationships with suppliers.
  • Regular and reliable attendance on a full time basis [or in accordance with posted schedule].
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
  • Embodies Aji Bio-Pharma’s cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture.

Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Procurement, Business, Finance or related discipline and 0 - 2 years of experience in procurement, materials management, finance, office management or manufacturing OR high school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of experience in procurement, materials management, finance, office management required.
  • Basic understanding of operational procurement practices and processes.
  • Basic understanding of category management, collaborative procurement and strategic sourcing methodologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles, strategies and tactics of effective negotiation.
  • Familiarity with the key principles and relevant sources of information on corporate social responsibility.
  • Ability to think strategically, articulating a clear vision and aligning departmental strategy to business objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to work effectively with team members, suppliers, and collaborate cross-departmentally.
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.

The anticipated hourly range for candidates who will work in California is $25.69- $35.96

The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

If you meet the requirements above, and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at and click on the "Careers" section. Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.

New hires will pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.

We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



At Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, our mission is to help improve the health of humankind. Our ultimate goal is to provide adaptive solutions, responsive service, trusted partnerships and peace of mind to our customers. Through innovation, accountability, compliance, communication and teamwork, we take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come.

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