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

  • Financial analysis

  • Project management

  • Regulatory adherence

  • Leadership

  • Contract management & negotiating

  • Great Plains ERP System

  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.

Physical Requirements:

  • 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