Valent BioSciences Purchasing Specialist- Pace International in Wapato, Washington
Responsible for company procurement through the development and implementation of purchasing strategies and the management of supplier relationships. Assures economical procurement of materials as well as the timely planning, control and delivery of materials required to meet company objectives. Will play a key role in helping sell procurements value as a strategic partner to the business and help increase procurement’s breadth of influence.
Principal Responsibilities :
Responsible for sourcing and purchasing raw materials, packaging components, and supplies necessary to support company manufacturing objectives. Also sources and purchases materials needed for office supplies and for new production development.
Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.
Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers’ operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability and ability to meet required schedules.
Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects and recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up on orders placed, and maintains all necessary records including supplier score cards.
Performs yearly document review for SQF audit and updates records as needed.
Successfully documents and articulates savings and other value-added benefits to the business.
Works closely with cost account to develop, measure and maintain standard costs development that will serve as budget and the benchmark for purchase price variance analysis and reporting (PPVS).
Works with quality control to ensure inbound materials are within specifications and takes the lead role in resolving related issues with suppliers
Interacts with suppliers to ensure that they are certified under Pace’s policies and that they continually meet or exceed product specifications.
Partners with planning and manufacturing to determine necessary inventory levels and purchasing volumes that will meet customer demand and production schedules.
Participates in discussions with LATAM team regarding raw material requirements submitted on a 12 month rolling forecast.
Runs MRP and reviews with supply chain and planning managers.
Eliminate/minimize packaging and raw material obsolescence.
Timely resolution of non-conformance and associated follow-up through corrective/preventative action.
Creates monthly reports as needed.
Participates in projects involving functional areas such as R/D, Operations, Sales and Marketing
Develops policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities.
Champions continuous improvement processes within assigned areas of responsibility
Backup for importing raw materials
Wapato physical inventory coordinator
Manages EcoVadis platform for Pace
Other duties as assigned
TYPICAL EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Typically a BA/BS, or equivalent, with preferred 3-5 years of related experience.
Preferred five years of business related experience. Strong experience working in a highly regulated environment for items produced under an ISO 9001-2008, GMP Quality Management Systems, EPA and/or FDA environments.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Strong negotiation skills
High level of Excel knowledge including linking multiple spreadsheets.
A working background on business systems supporting manufacturing, inventory, and cost accounting such as Microsoft Dymanics , JD Edwards and SAP is required.
Strong business knowledge relevant to approved confidential formulae, manufacturing, planning, warehousing and distribution.
Strong professional interpersonal, verbal, and written skills when interacting with all levels of the organization and external contacts.
Other desirable skills include: Project Management, excellent teamwork, analytical and conceptual skills; enthusiastic attitude, positive outlook possession of a demonstrated ability to work with, motivate other people and a keen understanding of information systems that support manufacturing operations within the scope of the position.
Some travel may be required.