WuXi AppTec Purchasing Manager in Marietta, Georgia
Purchasing Manager is responsible to manage and oversee all Equipment and Service vendors for the company. This function interacts with the departments of Supply Chain, QA, Labs, Manufacturing, and Finance, as well as, Senior Management.
Manage Purchasing Specialists and Logistics Analysts who plan/purchase inventory and non-inventory goods and services on behalf of WuXiAppTec at the Atlanta and St. Paul facilities
Work with the Director of Strategic Purchasing, organize and coordinate the purchases of strategic supplies from key vendors
Work with Logistics and third party suppliers to assist/monitor inflow & outflow of products through the warehouses, testing and manufacturing.
Communicate and resolve discrepancies in returned product to/from suppliers.
Analyze internal/external inventory levels to identify potential shortages or excesses of materials, and communicate with management and the supply chain for a resolution.
Work with Internal Customers to evaluate and analyze inventory needs.
Validate inventory forecast with internal customers.
Identify and report to the Director of Strategic Purchasing any potential problems.
Make recommendations, and once approved, implement process and procedure changes required to improve overall supply efficiency.
Responsible to maintain departmental and functional SOP’s and maintain 100% compliance to company- wide SOP’s and FDA / QSR requirements.
Drive Innovative Business Improvements. Develops new insights into solutions that result in organizational improvements; promotes a work environment that fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking.
Develops and inspires others. Builds and maintains internal & external relationships that motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goals accomplishments.
Demonstrates strong supplier management, contract management, and negotiation skills
Runs RFPs, obtains quotes and selects best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements.
Meets quarterly with vendors and acts as a liaison between vendors and involved departments to resolve procurement-related problems
Maintains supplier scorecards for all critical suppliers
Accomplishes staff results by communicating updated organizational information, job expectations & supporting their work
Plans, monitors, and appraises direct reports including performance competencies, goals & job results
Coaches, counsels, and conducts disciplinary actions
Develops, coordinates, and follows organizational systems, policies, procedures, and follows labor and capacity standards
Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals
Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices
Other duties as assigned
May be required to assist in other departments
Experience / Education
HS Diploma or equivalent required and 5+ years relevant technical experience and min 2 years Managing people
BS/BA in Science related field preferred; or combination of relevant Experience & Education
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Proficient in Oral & Written English communication skills
Excellent supplier selection and management skill
Vendor management & cross functional relationships
Contract management & negotiating
Great Plains ERP System
Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Ability to take initiative and work independently.
Must be able to work in an office environment with variable noise levels
Must not have animal allergies to applicable species in this facility
Ability to stand /sit/walk for long periods of time
Ability to Lift 50 lbs routinely
Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
Ability to push/pull 10 lbs routinely/ often / occasionally
Clarity of Vision
Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
Inside working conditions
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Job ID: 2018-3640
External Company Name: WuXi AppTec Inc
External Company URL: http://wuxiapptec.com