Harmans, MD

Posted: 02/25/2021 Industry: Manufacturing Technician Job Number: JN -022021-12575

Job Description

Buyer (Pharmaceutical)

SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.
  • Title: Buyer
  • Location: Harmans, MD - remote with occasionally reporting on-site.
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Salary: TBD - Up to $40hr based on experience (Paid Weekly - Benefits Available)
  • Employment Type: 6 month Contract
Environment: This client manufactures thousands of pharmaceutical, biologic, consumer health and beauty products utilizing superior and innovative drug delivery technologies to improve their value to patients and consumers. Our customer believes in a Patient First culture putting patients at the center of their work to ensure the safety, reliable supply and optimal performance of our products.

Job Summary:
The Buyer will be responsible for executing the procurement related activities specific to Preclinical & cGMP materials and services needed to support all client projects/programs in accordance w/ cGMP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, as necessary. This position will closely interface with Finance/Accounting, Preclinical Services, Process Development, , Supply Chain: Raw Materials Planning, Supply Chain: Materials Control, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Project Management to ensure that purchased materials are compliant to internal and external regulations and available as required.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
Perform all tactical buying functions for materials and services needed to support client requirements, manufacturing activities, and general operations; with the objective to maximize material availability while maintaining a strategic inventory plan, with minimum overstock.
Effectively process inventory and service related purchase orders. Negotiate pricing (as required) and delivery date(s), with terms and conditions for non-contract GMP materials and services, when necessary.
Manage orders to ensure materials meet the required delivery schedule(s) and comply with GMP requirements, as needed.
Solicit quotations for materials and services, as required.
Analyze bids for specification compliance, pricing, and delivery commitments.
Assist in monitoring and managing vendor and product performances.
As assigned, support Supply Chain related projects and programs.
Work with Planning to meet all manufacturing related inventory and Bills of Material requirements and adjustments.
Work with Procurement Administrative Supervisor, Finance/Accounting, and Materials Control staff to reconcile any invoice and/or receiving related issues.
Provide consistently exceptional customer service to internal customers.
Skills and Competencies:

Competent knowledge of procurement techniques and processes; including price negotiation, inventory management, and supplier management.
Working knowledge of cGMP operations.
Must be organized, possess time management skills, and be able to manage changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Possesses excellent analytical, problem-solving & critical thinking skills.
Strong verbal/written communication skills and organizational abilities are essential.

3-5 years of procurement experience; a GMP background within the pharma or biotech industries strongly preferred.
Bachelor s degree preferred, but relevant procurement experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
Well versed in ERP / MRP Systems.
Previous experience with ERP/MRP systems is a plus.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly MS Excel and Outlook. "


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