Purchasing Supervisor, Pharmaceutical

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  • Buffalo, NY United States
  • Aug 18, 2017
Full time

Job Description

Leading Pharmaceutical manufacturer in the Buffalo, NY area is seeking a Purchasing Supervisor to join their growing team. The Purchasing Supervisor will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling purchasing activity for plant MRO and raw material purchasing activities. The Purchasing Supervisor will manage a spend of $80.0 - $100M in raw materials, with a volume of 5,000 purchase orders per year. Purchasing activities include supplier selection and negotiations, with suppliers for price, quality, timeliness of delivery, specifications, value improvement programs, contract administration and Purchase Order execution. The Purchasing Supervisor also oversees the company central store for supply items. Supervision of the Central Storeâ??s operation and its effective operation for company supply items. Responsible for overseeing activities of the assigned buyer/inventory planner and maintenance parts supply area. Maintains a dotted-line responsibility for raw material purchases to ensure vendor compliance to quality is achieved, pricing controls are honored and vendors are meeting material requirements. Requirements for Purchasing Supervisor: Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field strongly preferred, MBA a plus, may consider Associate’s degree with strong industry experience Must have thorough knowledge of SAP ERP, and more specifically, the MM and WM SAP modules. Prefer implementation experience. Must have a thorough knowledge of purchasing, production planning, inventory control, and distribution techniques and theory. Prefer a background in the pharmaceutical industry, or experience in a regulated environment. Prior supervisory experience, will supervise buyer/planners Proven ability to negotiate with suppliers to obtain a balance between price, quality and service Works in development and management of cost reduction programs


$60,000 - $70,000



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