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Ayer, MA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical


  • BS or BA Degree in relevant field
  • At least 5 years' experience purchasing raw and packaging materials and components in the food and beverage or pharmaceutical industry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel (such as VLOOKUP, PIVOT TABLE)
  • ERP experience a must


  • Source, negotiate, manage, and measure supplier quality, cost, delivery, terms of payment, and purchase conditions.
  • Evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers in order to achieve on-time delivery, at the lowest cost, while minimizing inventory.
  • Manage the Buying process by monitoring key Purchasing signals based on demand and Safety Stocks.
  • Place, track, monitor and follow-up Purchase Orders to ensure material ordered is delivered on-time, meeting quality and documentation standards.
  • Follow up to expedite or de-expedite purchase orders as required.
  • Monitor Life Cycle of assigned goods to ensure no product ever gets scrapped.
  • Ensure all paperwork for incoming deliveries is accurate and accompanies the delivery of raw materials, quickly solving any discrepancies as they occur.
  • Participate in the Supplier Qualification program.
  • Support the Quality department in obtaining documents to assure GMP compliance.
  • Monitor quality and adherence to specifications of products purchased.
  • Coordinate with Logistics material receipts and warehouse space planning.
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable raw materials or components with Quality Control, users, vendors, and others to determine the source of the problem and take corrective action.
  • Evaluate and negotiate alternative supplier options and collaborate with the team on design enhancements and product modifications.
  • Negotiate Purchasing Agreements and supplier agreements, where applicable.
  • Actively reduce lead times through vendor-managed inventory programs or floor stock agreements.
  • Actively solicit quotations for new raw materials and existing raw materials to assure price awareness and competitiveness in the supply chain.
  • Communicate any supply chain threats and strategic buy ahead opportunities.
  • Work closely with the R&D department in the sourcing of raw materials to support new product launches and pilots.
  • Prepare reports, update KPIs periodically.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Group Life and Disability insurance
  • 401(k) with match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Biweekly profit-sharing contribution
  • PTO (Vacation and Sick Time)
  • Bonuses

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