Nesher Pharmaceuticals (USA) LLC
  • 01-Sep-2019 to 29-Nov-2019 (CST)
  • Procurement
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

summary

Perform a variety of duties assisting in the procurement of raw materials, packaging  Generate purchase orders in  SAP system and work with vendors to confirm shipment and delivery information. Assist  Manager with  contractual agreements, source materials and services for new product development, engineering/maintenance projects, and work with clients to develop cost effective alternatives.  Evaluate component/excipient and API position to support production schedule and ensure product supply position to minimize business interruption due to finished goods availability.

essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Manager with the purchase required raw materials, office supplies, maintenance, and production supplies, and follow up on deliveries, as needed.
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the best possible price and delivery.
  • Communicate with relevant departments regarding their purchasing needs; make suggestions regarding alternate vendors, pricing, etc., to maximize profitability and efficiency of the business.
  • Assist Manager in resolving issues concerning shortages, missed/late deliveries, missing paperwork and respond to internal customer inquiries about order status, changes and cancellations.
  • Monitor vendor contracts and performance management, recommending necessary action to improve performance if necessary.
  • Assist with the purchasing activities associated with the procurement of raw materials, supplies and equipment necessary for the ongoing production operations of the Company.
  • Participate in the process of negotiating agreements and contracts with suppliers.
  • Initiate and coordinate activities and projects with suppliers to reduce cycle times, raw material expenditures and other associated costs.
  • Work with key suppliers to leverage purchasing volume to reduce the number of suppliers, thereby lowering costs.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to improve the Company's purchasing and procurement systems.
  • Work with management to improve and integrate data processing systems to track purchase orders, manage inventories and track vendor-related activities.
  • Make suggestions and actively participate in SLIM/Prism initiatives and provide ad hoc reports as needed.
  • Monitor the release of bulk, components, raw materials and finished goods in cooperation with warehouse personnel.
  • Participate in inventory control and scheduling meetings.
  • Coordinate with all departments to minimize production interruption.
  • Assist with AMVL changes and associated change control requirements.
  • Assist on new product code set-up.
  • Maintain/update database with information received via supplier questionnaire on annual basis.
  • Work with management to improve and integrate data processing systems to track and manage inventories.
  • Assist  unit or sub-unit; with procedures and policies to determine appropriate action and become actively involved as required to meet schedules and resolve problems.
  • Adhere to all cGMPs, compliance/regulatory mandates and quality requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to meet departmental and Company objectives.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of standard purchasing, planning and production practices.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, to include negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Meticulous in following verbal and written instructions.
  • Accurate and precise in recording information.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • PC proficiency using Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and challenges.
  • Ability to follow directives and procedures, along with ensuring compliance to the same.
  • Ability to understand the flow of production through the manufacturing plant
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Able to understand forecasting and inventory models.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of Associate's degree and pertinentexperience; preferably in pharmaceutical or other highly regulated industry.
  • Three years' pertinent experience in pharmaceutical or technical manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced in the use of  SAP, MRP, inventory management, and purchasing systems.
  • Professional certifications, such as APICS, CPM, CPIM, CPP, and/or CPSM are a plus.

Work environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the individual is:

  1. Frequently required to sit and/or stand, walk, talk and hear.
  2. Constantly required to use hands and fingers to operate office machines and equipment.
  3. Frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  4. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel and crouch.
  5. Required to have clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less with the ability to judge distance and space relationships, bring object into sharp focus and see up and down or to the right or left while fixed on a point. Must also have the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  6. Required to exert a negligible amount of force continuously and/or up to five pounds of force frequently and/or up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  1. Normal office conditions.

Personal Protective Equipment is required to be worn if assigned to perform work or tasks in specific production areas.

  • Eye protection (safety glasses).
  • Foot Protection (steel or composite toe safety shoes).

Nesher is an equal opportunity employer

 

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