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MRO Buyer/Planner

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 09/08/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 11337 Pay Rate: $18.00 - $34.00

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities:
  • Initiates RFQs (request for quotes) process daily and as assigned. Manage timely receipt of quotes from vendors. Update requisitions with delivery dates/lead times, and relevant notes or blocking comments; information necessary to communicate status of material.
  • Sources materials from a list of preferred vendors. Develop and maintain vendor relationships. Update purchasing info records related to sourcing activities.
  • Processes POs (Purchase Order) in a timely manner and obtain PO acknowledgements from Suppliers. Update POs with delivery dates/lead times, and relevant notes necessary to communicate status of material.
  • Monitors open purchase orders for all orders to ensure on-time deliveries(OTD), alert Storeroom, Planning, and/or management as needed of any potential issues.
  • Utilizes MRP System to procure materials consistent with quality and delivery expectations.
  • Tracks in-transit material as required identifying and addressing any potential delivery issues.
  • Reviews and execute Return-to-Vendor requests as required. Manage process to ensure credit memos or replacement materials are received.
  • Addresses invoice resolution activities in a timely manner related to blocked/parked invoices.
  • Timely resolution of POs in blocked status problem POs. Review and resolve non-conformances, packing slip and certificate of compliance issues in a timely manner
  • Resolution with internal partners and external suppliers required.
  • Communicates/escalates any engineering or quality changes observed to vendors and Genentech groups for evaluation.
  • Submit technical support Tech Support requests as required when master data discrepancies are identified.
  • Helps manage and communicate vendor performance to ensure on time deliveries and adherence to quality specifications.
  • Responsible for understanding all areas of the business rules involving order processing, inventory, purchasing, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and related accounting impacts to operations.
  • Works closely with other Buyers, Inventory Analyst, & Receiving to maintain adequate inventory levels and customer satisfaction.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of standard concepts and practices in Purchasing.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such material masters, material specifications, material drawings, vendor certificates, etc. Identify assembly versus components of an assembly.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various MRP types and impact to inventory level.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence with vendors. Ability to accurately describe technical or material master discrepancies observed between Genentech requirements and vendor supplied materials. Ability to speak effectively with customers, vendors, and internal partners.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Experience & Education:
  • Minimum 2 years experience in buying/planning aspects of an integrated ERP environment, preferably with SAP.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Purchasing and Vendor Management.
  • Associates degree preferred or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supply Chain or Material Management experience, with spare parts knowledge a plus.
  • Professional certifications (CPIM, CSCP, ISM, APICS) preferred.

Meet Your Recruiter

Shannon Chamberlin
Professional Recruiter, Account Manager

As a recruiter at Compass, Shannon is passionate about helping people. She finds her own personal fulfillment in guiding candidates on their career journey. Her candidates always feel very supported and she is the ultimate cheerleader when you find the right fit at a great company.

When Shannon isn’t working, she enjoys time with her family and weekends full of sporting events for her boys. She enjoys travel, time with friends and helping children with learning disabilities.

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