Senior Buyer

The Senior Buyer is responsible for the procurement of high quality supplies, materials and services in support of the Pharmaceutical Materials and Services business units at the Johnson Matthey, West Deptford, NJ and Devens, MA locations. The incumbent oversees and supervises the sites vendor activities and purchasing systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of all sites operations to determine essential goods and services to support plant operations.
  • Aggressively track competitive supplier sources to insure the purchase of highest quality and lowest cost materials, goods and/or services in support of plant operations.
  • Negotiate and coordinate with vendors, suppliers and/or internal Company personnel the purchase and distribution of quality goods and/or services.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts to insure fair and equitable terms and conditions
  • Review and/or write vendor/supplier agreements to insure appropriate legal terms and conditions on behalf of all sites. Seek legal review as necessary.
  • In conjunction with immediate manager develop and administer Purchasing policies, procedures and/or systems.
  • Investigate and resolve purchasing discrepancies with vendors and accounting.
  • Supervise and direct the work activities of subordinates to insure efficient and economical service in support of plant operations.
  • Insure that all departmental procedures, policies and/or systems are in compliance with government regulations.

Quality Responsibilities:

  • Is knowledgeable in the understanding of cGMP requirements as it pertains to departmental responsibilities.
  • Ensures that all team members comply with quality-related rules and regulations that pertain to the department.

Environmental, Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • Is knowledgeable in the understanding of all EH&S; policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that all job activities comply with any EH&S; related rules and regulations that pertain to the department.
  • Support the Company s commitment for environmental health & safety by applying ISO 14001 and Sustainability 2017 principals into daily activities.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • B. S. Degree in Business or Purchasing
  • Seven (7) years purchasing experience in a pharmaceutical or specialty chemicals manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of cGMP principles and an understanding of NJ, PA, and MA Sales and Use Tax and exemptions.
  • Knowledge of Customs and FDA importation regulations as well as the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
  • Knowledge/understanding of INCO and domestic shipping terms.
  • Knowledge of chemical nomenclature such as USP, ACS, CAS#, COA, COC.

Skills/Experience Valued but not required:

  • JD Edwards and ARIBA strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Sustainability and RC14001


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