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  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 05 November 2021

Job Description:

At our organization, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Summary:

This position will manage procure to pay transactions utilizing SAP Planning (MRP) and Procurement modules to support manufacturing operations, ARIBA to resolve accounts payable invoice issues, and other business systems (Microsoft Suite, etc.) while abiding by SOP’s and regulatory requirements.

This role will collaborate closely with other professionals in Procurement, Supply Planning, Warehousing, Manufacturing Operations, etc. and maintain professional and positive relationships with internal stakeholders and direct material suppliers.

This role requires strong attention to detail, an excellent work ethic, the ability to prioritize and great communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This position must comply with all Security guidelines, Environmental, Health and Safety regulations, and the current Good Manufacturing Practices required by the job function.

  • Create Purchase Requisition and Purchase Orders using SAP. Manages Procure-2-Pay program including order confirmations, change requests, material master updates, expedites and RMA’s.

  • Prepare and lead Open Order calls w/material suppliers, negotiate delivery schedules as production needs require and/or escalate supply constraints to Site Procurement and Category Managers when necessary.

  • Monitor and action SAP Exception messages to support production schedules.

  • Collaborates with Supply Chain Planning stakeholders to understand and analyze consumption of materials, monitor deliveries with suppliers for deliveries arriving close to need by dates and expedite as required.

  • Investigates, resolves and records problems such as invoice discrepancies, damages, over shipments, etc.

  • Ensures pricing, quantity and compliance information related to preferred supplier/vendor and communicates with suppliers and site personnel as needed.

  • Communicates changes in delivery, pricing etc. to end user or as required working with suppliers, supply chain to ensuring data accuracy in SAP and responsible for constant monitoring and governance.

  • Answer stakeholder inquiries including order status, supplier capabilities, SAP data (invoice or A/P), etc.

  • Manages accurate reporting of Key Performance Indicator’s (KPI’s) for supplier performance and compliance to contracted terms.

  • Maintains timely control of documents and data to assure accurate retention of records and audit compliance and governance.

  • Identifies opportunities for efficiency improvements in the utilization of SAP and participates in continuous improvement projects at the site.

  • Attends appropriate forums to conduct business with various stakeholders both remote and onsite.

  • The ideal candidate is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks. Additionally, the ideal candidate demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness consistently. The ideal candidate is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks out ways to improve quality in work process and data integrity.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent work experience required.

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in Procurement, Supply Chain and/or Planning, CPM/CPIM/CPSM preferred.

  • Possess exceptional communication skills and be able to communicate to multiple levels within the company and at suppliers.

  • The ideal candidate is highly experienced in SAP Planning, Inventory and Procurement modules. Proficiency in other ERP systems may be acceptable.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Proven skills such as developing relationships with suppliers, expediting, prioritizing and negotiating deliveries, analyzing and reporting on supplier performance.

  • Prior cGMP experience in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and/or medical device industry is highly preferred. Comparable controlled industries may be acceptable.

  • Positive, collaborative approach to problem-solving. Demonstrated success working in a team environment.

  • Thrives working in a fast-paced environment and proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively.

  • Analytical, Adaptable, Flexible, Dedicated, Passionate, Accountable and Driven to Achieve Results.

Why You Should Apply

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

We recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

ASK Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.