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  • Strategic Buyer

    Job ID
    2018-2281
    Client
    Vince & Associates Clinical Research
    Job Location(s)
    US-KS-Overland Park
  • Overview

    Altasciences- Vince and Asso

    Do you want a fast-paced, exciting and innovative career supporting clinical research? Altasciences is hiring a Full-Time Strategic Buyer for their Overland Park campus.

    Altasciences Clinical Research, encompassing Algorithme Pharma, Vince & Associates Clinical Research and Algorithme Pharma USA, is one of the largest early phase clinical research organizations (CROs) in North America. As a leading, full-service CRO, we have extensive expertise in the execution of a wide range of Phase I/II clinical studies, especially complex trials in healthy normal volunteers and patient populations.

    The Senior Strategic Buyer is a key member of the Altasciences Procurement team, and is responsible for purchases across all Altasciences companies and sites. Key duties of the Strategic Buyer include problem solving, purchase order creation/approval/placing, Kansas site transaction processing, alternate sourcing, priority settings, independent decision making where appropriate, and the determination of key strategic approaches to purchasing.  The Strategic Buyer is also tasked, along with the support of the Director, Procurement, with the automation and streamlining of the department to ensure efficiency and cost savings and cost avoidance. As such, significant strategic “out of the box” thinking is required. The Strategic Buyer has a moderate complexity of work across many different commodity profiles. The position is autonomous and innovative to constantly improve procurement processes in conjunction with Altasciences center of excellence. The position has a critical impact on the business by maximizing savings (directly to our EBITDA) and ensuring operational continuity from a supply chain perspective. Some international travel may be required.

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    Responsibilities

    • Act as Kansas buyer
    • Act as a strategic partner to the business
    • Prioritize work based on operational and strategic needs
    • Determination and analysis of procurement KPIs to be presented to Procurement director
    • Global knowledge of procurement process for cross training purposes
    • Coordinate inter-site (Altasciences) supply chain requirements
    • Execute Altasciences RFPs for market comparisons and strategic savings
    • Maximize all savings opportunities
    • Create new and optimize current procedures for the procurement process.
    • Work on Supply Chain Management (SCM) projects that benefit Altasciences as a whole.
    • U.S. Vendor management contact 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor in Business, Science or equivalent experience
    • Negotiations Experience (or training)
    • Solid analytical skills as well as great attention to detail
    • Project management skills are required as this position seeks to optimize procurement operations.
    • Influence skills
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office needed (Excel, Word).
    • Ability to think independently

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

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