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Pharmaceutical Buyer / Planner

Devens, MA

Posted: 01/30/2024 Job Number: 26193481 Pay Rate: 36.78-38.1 USD/Hour

Job Description

SAP Planning (MRP) and Procurement modules to support manufacturing operations.
CPM/CPIM/CPSM preferred.

The pay ranges between $36.78 - $38.10 per hour.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in Procurement, Supply Chain and/or Planning, CPM/CPIM/CPSM preferred.
  • Good understanding of Supply Chain.
  • Good spreadsheet skills with an analytical frame of mind.
  • Familiarity with SAP or other big MRP systems.
  • Possess exceptional communication skills and be able to communicate to multiple levels within the company and with suppliers.
  • The ideal candidate is highly experienced in SAP Planning, Inventory and Procurement modules. Proficiency in other ERP systems may be acceptable.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proven skills such as developing relationships with suppliers, expediting, prioritizing, and negotiating deliveries, analyzing, and reporting on supplier performance.
  • Prior cGMP experience in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and/or medical device industry is highly preferred;comparable controlled industries may be acceptable.
  • Positive, collaborative approach to problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment.
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced environment and proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively.
  • Analytical, Adaptable, Flexible, Dedicated, Passionate, Accountable and Driven to Achieve Results.
  • This role requires strong attention to detail, an excellent work ethic, and the ability to prioritize.
  • The ideal candidate is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks.
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness consistently.
  • The ideal candidate is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks out ways to improve quality in work process and data integrity.

Project Description:
  • This position will manage procure to pay transactions utilizing SAP Planning (MRP) and Procurement modules to support manufacturing operations, ARIBA to resolve accounts payable invoice issues, and other business systems (Microsoft Suite, etc.) while abiding by SOP's and regulatory requirements.
  • This role will collaborate closely with other professionals in Procurement, Supply Planning, Warehousing, Manufacturing Operations, etc. And maintain professional and positive relationships with internal stakeholders and direct material suppliers.
  • This position must comply with all Security guidelines, Environmental, Health and Safety regulations, and the current Good Manufacturing Practices required by the job function.
  • Create Purchase Requisition and Purchase Orders using SAP.
  • Manages Procure-2-Pay program including order confirmations, change requests, material master updates, expedites and RMA's.
  • Prepare and lead Open Order calls w/material suppliers, negotiate delivery schedules as production needs require and/or escalate supply constraints to Site Procurement and Category Managers when necessary.
  • Monitor and action SAP Exception messages to support production schedules.
  • Collaborates with Supply Chain Planning stakeholders to understand and analyze consumption of materials, monitor deliveries with suppliers for deliveries arriving close to need by dates and expedite as required.
  • Investigates, resolves and records problems such as invoice discrepancies, damages, over shipments, etc.
  • Ensures pricing, quantity and compliance information related to preferred supplier/vendor and communicates with suppliers and site personnel as needed.
  • Communicates changes in delivery, pricing etc. To end user or as required working with suppliers, supply chain to ensuring data accuracy in SAP and responsible for constant monitoring and governance.
  • Answer stakeholder inquiries including order status, supplier capabilities, SAP data (invoice or A/P), etc.
  • Manages accurate reporting of Key Performance Indicator's (KPI's) for supplier performance and compliance with contracted terms.
  • Maintains timely control of documents and data to assure accurate retention of records and audit compliance and governance.
  • Identifies opportunities for efficiency improvements in the utilization of SAP and participates in continuous improvement projects at the site.
  • Attends appropriate forums to conduct business with various stakeholders both remote and onsite.

This 12+ month position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Loren: loren@alphaconsulting.Com


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