Chicago, IL, United States
Administer processes necessary in the procurement of material resources to maximize operational efficiencies and fulfillment of laboratory and corporate expectations. This position will work primarily with locations/laboratories to centralize the purchasing of the organization, as well as to negotiate, implement and manage supplier relationships.
Coordinate and purchase materials or other goods and services within the department responsibilities. Purchase materials or other goods and administer activities involved with procuring goods and services, such as materials, chemicals, equipment, tools, parts, service contracts and supplies.
Develop and administer processes necessary for identification and deployment of material resources necessary to maximize operational efficiencies and fulfillment of laboratory and corporate needs.
Prepare specifications for purchasing of materials, supplies, equipment, services, and goods.
Lead and support supplier negotiations for purchase or lease of equipment, materials, supplies, products, or services. Identifies and maintains productive relations with vendors.
Develop and maintain approved supplier and product lists and search for potential new sources of supply to support growth and cost objectives of the company.
Review weekly back order list to reduce or eliminate back orders. Participate in problem resolution processes to identify root cause of problems to eliminate or reduce supply chain problems.
Develop and maintain purchasing strategies for the purchasing department and support the purchasing department objectives. Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities throughout the purchased goods area that meet or exceed corporate goals and objectives and provide a status report as necessary.
Reduce suppliers for assigned commodities to meet or exceed corporate goals and objectives.
Lead and/or participate in project teams as required.
Assist lab personnel with purchase order processing. Review and update open purchase orders when necessary.
Develop, review, and analyze purchasing or cost data and trends to assist company personnel with forecasting current and future needs. Generate cost trend and forecast data for major commodities reflecting market conditions. Develop and maintain accurate database information for supplier profiles, cost trends, services and inventory levels.
Create and maintain monthly or periodic reports of purchasing and usage activity and participate in supplier audits as required.
Contact company personnel and vendors, regarding order, delivery or shipping status to ensure that merchandise, supplies, and equipment delivery is expedited. Monitor supplier performance and initiate action plans to improve performance where needed.
Work with operations personnel to optimize the deployment of material resources and to maximize operational efficiencies and satisfy client demands.
Support corporate quality and improvement process.
Perform other related duties as needed.
Supplier and Product/Service Management:
Regular contact with vendors to exchange information, data, and to develop specifications or obtain quotes, to negotiate contracts, establish service terms, or discuss problems.
Support supplier improvement in coordination with Global Category Management Team for Direct Material Spend.
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