Senior Buyer

Largo, FL 33771

Posted: 02/07/2019 Industry: Other Job Number: 505870
We are partnered with a leading distributor and only full line wholesaler of pharmaceutical products for OPT located in Clearwater, FL seeking an experienced Senior Buyer to join their team.

Job Summary:
The preferred candidate will develop, implement, and sustain strategic sourcing and supplier quality across the company.. They will be part of the Procurement team, manage a wide range of sourcing activities in direct and indirect categories, including stakeholder and supplier engagement, contract review and negotiation, and cost savings tracking and reporting. This role will also support the department head in executing the Procurement roadmap and key category strategies.

Job Responsibilities:
Manage the forecast and ordering process of direct materials (APIs, Excipients, Packaging Components, etc.)
Act as the liaison between Procurement s long term strategies and site day-to-day activities by placing purchase orders and maintaining relationship with key suppliers and stakeholders
Manage and support CIP projects
Deliver and track cost savings by introducing business acumen and establishing a process to ensure savings are realized according to plan
Support Procurement Director on other category strategies and negotiations (Capex, Services, New Product Launch)
Partner with Quality, Regulatory, and R&D functions to conduct site evaluations, supplier selection, risk mitigation, quarterly business reviews and strategy development
Provide sourcing project support including management of Request For Proposal, Change Controls, Quarterly Business Reviews

Qualification and Requirements:
A BS degree in Business, Engineering, Science, plus MBA would be preferred
Demonstrated ability to influence and align with internal business partners to influence spend behavior; and with external suppliers to increase performance
Excellent project management, collaboration, and communication skills Financial and business acumen capable of acutely identifying and effectively executing on savings opportunities
Must have excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills, ability to influence without direct authority
Ability to operate and execute effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and challenging deadlines
4-6 years in pharmaceutical industry leading cross-functional strategic sourcing projects
At least 4 years of direct material experience
Experience with supplier quality and change control process
Experience with DEA quota ordering (plus)
Must be customer oriented, flexible, team player, improvement minded, initiative taker, proactive, with good judgment and decision making ability

Reporting Structure and Supervisory Responsibilities
Reports to Director of Procurement
This position has no direct reports

Experience:
Pharmaceutical Industry: 4 years (Required)
Purchasing: 4 years (Required)
Education: Bachelor's (Required)

Interested candidates please submit a current resume for immediate consideration.
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