Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Procurement/Purchasing
  3. United States
Springfield, USA
Posting date: 26 Jun 2024

Buyer - Permanent - Springfield MO

Proclinical is seeking a dedicated and proactive individual for the role of Buyer.

Primary Responsibilities:

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the procurement of materials across various portfolios, managing supplier relationships and driving cost savings. This role will also play a crucial part in risk management and continuous process improvement within the purchasing team.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or other alternative experience.
  • An APICS certification (CPIM) is preferred.
  • Proven working experience of purchasing demand/production planning within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Lean/Continuous Improvement teams and activities.
  • Expert understanding of Oracle (or similar) MRP based planning system.
  • Expert capability in modern sourcing principles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities for multiple projects.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • A true sense of urgency.
  • Ability to analyze cost effectiveness and make sound commercial/business decisions.

The Buyer's responsibilities will be:

  • Procure all products, managing all aspects of materials supply.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for the best price, quantity, and delivery timescales.
  • Drive cost savings and maintain relationships with existing suppliers while sourcing new ones.
  • Ensure products are delivered on promised dates.
  • Identify and manage supply chain risks, communicating with internal and external stakeholders to mitigate risks.
  • Proactively resolve any supply issues and problem-solve.
  • Drive initiatives and continuous process improvement to enhance team efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Generate internal management reports for the purchasing team.
  • Participate in Kaizen events and continuous improvements sessions.
  • Cooperate and communicate closely with internal stakeholders such as Lab technicians/managers, Logistics, Finance, Quality to drive purchasing metrics.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Parker Jensen at (+1) 267-297-3376 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.