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Senior Buyer/ Planner

Company: Akron Bio
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Manage procurement activities and coordinate support on a range of procurement services
Provide support on all manner of procurement inquiries/needs providing general advice and guidance, referring complex inquiries to the relevant Department for guidance on procuring products/services
Work collaboratively with the Operations and Quality Assurance Departments on a diverse range of procurement projects, services and related activities such as Supplier qualifications and surveillance, SOPs and policies
Develop and maintain a Supplier listing by product category commonly purchased. Negotiate pricing with Suppliers when possible
Responsible for product procurement process including preparing Purchase Orders, order tracking and management, price dispute resolutions, posting supplier invoices in the system and processing suppliers' payments as requested.
- Establish and maintain a close working relationship with vendors/suppliers
Research and evaluate supply chain opportunities for cost reductions, MOQ's, reduction of lead times, alternate suppliers
Generate Purchase Requests (all departments)
Facilitate and coordinate training with Vendors (new products, on-site support, webinars, lunch & learn sessions
Corroborate with SRL on Incoming Material (address and troubleshoot constraints and discrepancies)
Address/manage non-conforming products and returns
Support Manufacturing & Development Manager with Production Schedule (to include Aliquot and Relabeling)
Manage and execute SAP Business One MRP per Sales Orders and Production Orders
Respond to inventory alarms and systems notifications
Establish minimum inventory quantities
Create Bill of Materials and Production Orders
Exercising initiative and sound judgement in what needs to be brought to the immediate attention of Management pertaining to procurement - what may be actioned, or referred to other for action
Exercises sound judgment in addressing and proactively managing procurement/inventory/customer or supplier concerns with minimal direction and supervision
Demonstrates highly effective interpersonal skills to handle various interactions with staff, suppliers and customers
- Undertake relevant duties as assigned.

BS in Business, Science or a related field
Requires 5+ years' experience in a related buying capacity; life sciences experience is a huge plus
Must be experienced working with ERP systems
Energetic, team player with strong organizational skills and a fundamental knowledge of administrative and operational concepts, practices and procedures
Ability to manage multiple assignments effectively while responding promptly to changing priorities
Ability to meet important deadlines
Attention to detail and excellent writing skills
Strong computer skills are required -- knowledge of advanced software functions such as, MS Word, Excel and Power Point and ability to work well with Internet Explorer and Outlook
High degree of organization and quality.
Experience working with SAP Business One preferred.


Keywords: Akron Bio, Boca Raton , Senior Buyer/ Planner, Other , Boca Raton, Florida

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