Edison-New Brunswick Metro Area, NJ
Purpose and Scope of Position:
The Buyer/Planner is responsible for interpreting and analyzing demand and usage requirements for various materials to support the CAR-T Manufacturing Site in Warren, NJ and Research and Development teams in Warren, NJ. Those materials include typical pharmaceutical supplies such as operating supplies, general and critical raw materials, components, equipment and maintenance supplies. The role will collaborate with both internal and external organizations to ensure supply continuity and optimum combination of delivery, quality and value. The Buyer/Planner will contribute to the deployment of strategic sourcing projects and methodologies supporting manufacturing & development operations.
Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Advanced proficiency in purchasing / planning / ERP systems and analytics tools
Advanced knowledge of fundamental concepts of materials requirements, planning and procurement including: inventory management, cycle counts, expediting and order placement
Ability to effectively communicate problem statements and viable solution options using pro vs. con and cost vs. benefit approaches
Ability to present data and analyses in an organized, clear and concise manner
Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications
Proficient written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently for extended periods of time
Ability to work as a team and mentor peers
Ability to understand and solve complicated supply and demand problems
Basic knowledge of cGMP/Pharmaceutical regulations
Ability to travel ? 10% of time
Education and Experience (As Applicable)
Bachelor s degree required.
5+ years relevant work experience required --- Prefer someone that has worked in Pharma or Biologics; and supply chain experience
3+ years of experience supporting ERP systems (preferably Oracle EBS).
An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.
Must be proficient with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.)