The Purchasing Administrator will be responsible for administrating all activities needed to support the procurement process. The candidate will be responsible for the ordering of materials, supplies, and/or equipment and assist the Laboratory Manager with inventory control. This role includes analysis of purchasing trends, pricing negotiation, and communication with vendors. The candidate will provide customer service to internal stakeholders and interact with the scientific and administrative staff to process requests in a timely manner. This is a contract, 6-9 month position with the potential to become permanent.
The successful candidate will be responsible for day to day purchasing transactional activities including but not limited to:
Processing purchase requisitions and purchase orders within NetSuite ERP
Tracking purchase order confirmations, shipment details and reconcile receipt of materials with purchase orders
Analyze spending data to identify opportunities to increase economies
Monitoring usage history of goods & inventory stock items in coordination with Laboratory Operations
Coordinating with suppliers on pricing contracts and reorders of goods and services.
Maintain inventory for office supplies
Work with Accounts Payable to support end to end Procure-to-Pay functionality
Prepare & negotiate equipment service contracts with Lab Operations
Ability to perform in dynamic and evolving corporate environment
Provide strong customer service in a timely manner
Ability to negotiate pricing and service contracts
Ability to accurately support high volume of transactions and rapidly solve problems as they arise
Must interact well in a team environment and display a positive customer service attitude
Previous procurement process experience and be accustomed to using a computerized system for processing purchase orders
Be skilled at using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication
Work and communicate effectively in a matrix environment
Be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational skills
Education & Experience
A Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of purchasing experience in the biotechnology field is required.
Familiarity with NetSuite or similar ERP system is preferred.