Reporting to the Director Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, the Buyer/Planner will be responsible for planning, issuing and controlling materials/requisitions/purchase orders to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet DermTech requirements.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities: Cross-functional collaboration skills with touchpoint functions such as Marketing, Quality, Engineering, R&D, Finance, Legal and customer service Communicates and/or assists in negotiating with suppliers regarding forecasts, engineering change notices, schedule changes, non-conformity, accounting, and delivery schedules. Manage and track any return materials systematically and with suppliers. Assists with cycle count reconciliation. Monitor and communicate order status for categories assigned. Follow-up, track and expedite deliveries as needed. Drive the discovery and implementation of cost savings related to categories assigned. Monitors, prepares analysis and reports on Key Performance Indicators as identified by team. Support new/revised material qualification efforts, including tech transfer projects, by gathering information, submitting Master Data forms, and placing purchase orders in relevant purchasing systems (JDE, Ariba, etc.) This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Education/Experience/Skills: Proven practical experience purchasing in a manufacturing/CLIA/scientific research environment. Thorough knowledge of procurement, supplier relations, material planning and inventory management Familiar with GMP’s, product specifications incoming inspection procedures Effective verbal and written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills Experience in biotech, pharmaceutical or CLIA Lab required. Strong influencing and negotiating skills. Demonstrated experience using MRP systems (ideally NetSuite), word processing, spreadsheets, project management, etc. Full compliance to business and regulatory rules (SOX, GMP, ISO, company SOPs). Ability to interface well with cross-functional teammates and have strong interpersonal skills. A desire to be a part of highly motivated team in a fast pace dynamic environment. In depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook required. Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs. Requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three (3) years of buyer/planner experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CPIM, CPM, APICS, or NAPM certification a plus. Additional Information:
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