Jr. Buyer

San Francisco, CA 94104

Posted: 06/05/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15836

Jr. Buyer

San Francisco, CA


Senior Buyer/Planner - Temporary


  • Identification and research of vendors
  • Oversee requisition process
  • Educate employees on Procurement processes and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement in Procurement, decrease turnaround times, streamline processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Creates and process purchase orders, in accordance with documented processes
  • Communicate with Management and Stakeholders regarding purchase order status; manage orders through completion
  • Facilitate cost savings and quality improvement projects
  • Review proposals and negotiate pricing with suppliers, advise business on vendor selection
  • Establish, review and execute vendor contracts (in partnership with Legal)
  • Interact with suppliers.  Maintain and enhance positive business relations with suppliers 
  • Work with Accounts Payable and others to mitigate invoice issues in a timely manner
  • Maintains a high level of quality and compliance with regards to all aspects of purchasing
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualification
  • Bachelor' s degree with 1-3  years’ procurement/buying experience, ideally in the biotech/pharma industry
  • Proven ability to establish priorities, work independently, and execute objectives without supervision
  • Strong collaboration, negotiation and technical skills
  • Strong knowledge of procurement processes in an ERP environment
  • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Models our Core Values: Be Bold, Care Deeply, #GetStuffDone – is experienced as someone who exemplifies the culture we want to create; operates with transparency; is trusted
  • Experience in a high growth environment.  Able to quickly traverse between strategic and detail-oriented operational topics.  Ability to prioritize, make rapid decisions and adjust to changing needs and timelines 


Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management or Purchasing (e.g. APICS certification)
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving skills
  • Oracle experience 


Jesse Ashworth

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