Randstad Buyer/Purchasing Agent in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Buyer/Purchasing Agent

job details:

  • location:Marlborough, MA

  • salary:$30 - $40 per hour

  • date posted:Tuesday, November 27, 2018

  • experience:Experienced

  • job type:Temporary

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:S_708411

job description

Buyer/Purchasing Agent

Responsible for purchasing materials in support of production and indirect requirements to include sourcing suppliers to manufacture components. Exercises independent judgment to address material issues. Negotiates quarterly and annual buys as required. Reviews standard and invoice purchase price variances and identifies standard pricing on an annual basis. This role is 50% tactical and 50% strategic.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

? Process PO based upon sourcing activities for large complex suppliers

? Provide support and guidance on exceptions for transactional activities

? Support supplier onboarding

? Address significant supplier delivery or quality issues.

? Responsible for supplier agreement negotiations for site specific suppliers, including pricing and terms

? Monitor adherence to contract terms

? Conduct local supplier reviews

? Participate and support the implementation of the Operations Risk Management Program (ORM)

? Define and implement VIP pipeline to achieve Net 5% cost reduction goal

? Implement strategies and programs to achieve a minimum of 5 inventory turns and implement continuous improvement projects

? Lead local sourcing and support global commodity teams

? Represent Supply Chain on New Product teams

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM



--Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

--Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

--Knowledge of Material Requirements Planning, (i.e. - Oracle) preferred

--Accuracy, dependability and ability to work under tight requirements with minimal supervision

--Build collaborative relationships both internally and externally







? Bachelor Degree preferred and/or equivalent experience


? 5+ years of buying procurement experience within the Pharmaceutical or Medical device industry preferred but not required

Please apply directly to the posting for consideration.

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