Purchaser - Boston (Canton)

About the job


This position is responsible for placing purchase orders (POs), performing PO follow up activities, solving quantity/delivery date issues, validating that all required documentation is available, and negotiating the best combination of price, quality, and delivery to satisfy site operational requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the purchasing point of contact for internal stakeholders who need to purchase goods/services
  • Place orders with approved vendors/suppliers as required following company procedures and ensure that the most competitive prices and conditions are negotiated
  • Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion
  • Request and prepare quotes for products, equipment, supplies and/or services as requested
  • Investigate and identify new potential vendors/sources for supplies and products as requested
  • Support the supplier qualification process for new sources of supply
  • Support global product and supplier harmonization projects to ensure optimum volume leverage
  • Serve as liaison to the procure-to-pay team and assist in resolving supplier invoicing discrepancies
  • Explain and clarify purchasing procedures to internal departments as well as suppliers
  • Manage vendor relationships while elevating potential issues related to purchase agreements
  • Timely data maintenance (delivery terms, payment terms, purchase prices and more) in the ERP system with the aim of helping to ensure the department’s proper operation
  • Follow-up on purchase orders to ensure products/services are delivered on-time and in-full and meet the agreed prices and conditions; solve/escalate problems with purchase orders in an efficient and timely manner
  • Make decisions on optimal delivery quantities and dates based on supplier confirmation and in collaboration with sales or production planning.
  • Serve as the operational contact to suppliers for arranging timely and complete documentation
  • Create and modify SOPs
  • Work with technical writers, operations and QA to help investigate root caused associated with raw materials or service challenges
  • Maintain professional knowledge and technical skills related to purchasing with the aim of maximizing one’s own professional knowledge and applying it in an optimum manner within the organization
  • Other duties as assigned


Set yourself apart

Education/ Experience Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years of related experience
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Relevant IT skills (able to work with Visio, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • User-level knowledge of major ERP/MRP systems (Navision, SAP, AX, Oracle, etc.)
  • User-level knowledge of INCO terms
  • Strong collaborative and influencing skills, and ability to work well in a cross-functional, matrixed environment
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Flexibility to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • CPIM and/or APICS certification is a plus
  • Experience in working in a cGMP environment, with FDA & State Board of Pharmacy experience would be a plus for any candidate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proactive mindset
  • Relentless on issue resolution
  • Timely responsiveness to information requests
  • Passion for continuous improvement
  • Comfortable with negotiation and direct communication with all levels of the organization

What’s on offer?

We offer a dynamic environment where talent and ambition can develop to its fullest. We have an open and informal organization culture, where individuals need to have strong motivation and ability to work independently. Fagron is a widely expanding, international, professional, and ambitious pharmaceutical company with multiple growth opportunities. Job opportunity includes competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, performance package, and ability to be part of an international leader in an expanding industry.

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