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Senior Buyer/Planner

Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Location: Novato
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind. BioMarin's Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin's cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. SUMMARYThis position is responsible for the procurement and planning of raw materials used in commercial and clinical manufacturing in Novato, CA. Other areas of focus include supplier management, sourcing, supply risk management, spend analytics, MRP utilization and troubleshooting.RESPONSIBILITIESMaterials Planning/ForecastingDetermine order requirements thru use of ERP system and other electronic reporting tools (spreadsheet MRP, consumption, planned vs actual)Assign item master purchasing and planning attributes for buy itemsPurchase Order ManagementManage the entire purchase order process including appropriate documentation, data entry, submission, order expediting, and reconciliation of related issuesRequest for ProposalDevelop, execute, and review RFI/RFP/RFQsIdentify and secure BioMarin utilization/spend information from internal and external sources for use in the bid processFacilitate/assist the development of requirements and scope of work documents, and establishes decision-making criteria based on user needsAnalysisProvide professional summaries and recommendationsConduct opportunity/cost analysis and comparative bid analysisSkillful at using a variety of tools and source documents to strategize and develop meaningful information for management and internal customersEfficiency/InnovationSuccessfully negotiate single transactions and longer term commitmentsNegotiate terms/pricings as appropriate for the product category and supplierIdentify opportunities for innovation in processes or goods/servicesPeriodic participation in various cross functional team meetings (new product core teamsSupplier ManagementMonitor/manage individual supplier performance and report outcome to suppliers and BioMarin employees as appropriateIssue requests for root cause investigation/corrective/preventive action for non- conforming materialsConduct periodic supplier business reviewsParticipate in supplier quality audits as appropriateSupply / Quality AgreementsIdentify potential suppliers for an established agreementLead efforts with initial phase contract negotiations of supply/business termsMonitor contract workflow processSupply Risk ManagementIdentify and establish alternate/secondary sourcesIdentify /implement vendor managed inventory programs as appropriateIdentify impact of supplier raw material change notificationsSCOPEThis position is responsible for managing daily planning and procurement of materials to support BioMarin commercial and clinical manufacturing operations with minimum level of supervision. The position will exercise independent judgment and initiative. It is a non-revenue generating position, but contributes significantly to the reduction of both risk and the total cost of goods.EDUCATIONBachelor's Degree required or work experience that support Senior Planner job requirementsAPICS or professional procurement certification a plusEXPERIENCEMinimum of 5 years of purchasing experience or ability to demonstrate Senior Buyer skill setsExperience in a Biotech/Pharmaceutical or regulated manufacturing environment preferredEQUIPMENTPersonal Computer, Monitor, Printer, Keyboard, Mouse, Scanner, desk phone.CONTACTSEnterprise Applications/ITManufacturingMaterials ManagementSupply Chain Planning and LogisticsR&DManufacturing SciencesManufacturing ComplianceQualityGMP ComplianceExternal SuppliersSUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITYNo supervisory responsibilityCAREER DEVELOPMENTAbility to perform all strategic duties consistentlyDemonstrate good judgment and initiativeLead/manage larger projects or cross function teamsSeek solutions to issues and develop recommendations to managementAble to create and present well formatted presentations to large audiences and senior/executivesImplement risk mitigation strategies on own initiativeWORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Novato , Senior Buyer/Planner, Other , Novato, California

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