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Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Initiate purchase orders and amendments for parts, services and/or special tools; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required; maintain close coordination with plant engineering to ensure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities.
  • Secure and analyze quotations, negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, and recommend suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
  • Coordinate the planning of recent schedules and inventory control parameters for the assigned products and services consistent with [ERP] requirements or as arranged with requisitioners.
  • Coordinate as appropriate quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.
  • Visit suppliers’ facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery problems
  • Utilize statistical methods, such as Re-Order Points, and best practices for FG inventory planning.
  • Maintain standard lead-times and service objectives in the [ERP], while minimizing the use of air freight and other expedite costs.
  • Participate in problem resolution activities, when required, to insure timely deliveries to / from global locations to customers. Support back-order reduction efforts.
  • Support development and implementation of the Lean Supply Chain.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related field is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of relevant purchasing experience in a manufacturing supply chain.
  • Strong analytical skills, combined with practical business acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in working well in a global organization within Operations and with external clients.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Ability to work independently, typically initiating own tasks with input/guidance from manager.
  • Ability to thrive in a matrix and cross-functional team environment.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

  • Relevant experience in the Life Science or Medical Device industry.
  • APICS preferred.
  • Certification in CPIM or CSCP a plus.
  • Six Sigma Green / Black Belt Certification.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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