Senior Buyer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US) in Boston, MA

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The Procurement team is seeking an energetic, results-oriented individual. The Senior Buyer role is responsible for processing approved purchase requisitions and enabling the procurement of materials, scientific equipment and services under the direction of their supervisor. In addition, the Senior Buyer will coordinate supplier and vendor contacts and communicate problems or issues to the requisitioner.

Key Responsibilities:

* Processes requisitions in a timely manner ensuring best quality, service, quantity, delivery and cost in accordance with organizational objectives and sourcing strategies

* Process Orders through internal Chemical Ordering system supporting R&D departments

* Review, process and execute Capital Equipment Orders

* Work closely with the Receiving and Accounts Payable departments to resolve delivery and invoicing issues at the direction of their supervisor

* Follow established procedures and perform activities according to documented SOX controls

* Monitor Back Order Reports

* Close and reopen POs as needed

* Participate in team and departmental meetings

* Collect P2P data and communicate it to business users and suppliers as necessary

* Performs other duties and projects as assigned


* Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and 1- 4 years of relevant work experience

* Exhibits understanding of the importance of project management, documentation of work and completion of projects on a timely basis

* Demonstrates an understanding of all internal and external regulations and guidelines

* Good time-management and follow-up skills

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience working for global pharma/biotech company, R&D Procurement experience preferred

* Oracle or similar ERP system knowledge strongly preferred

* Proficient within Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

* Solid understanding of the Procure-to-Pay process is desirable.

* Demonstrates technical competence to grasp new concepts and applications quickly

* Pays attention to detail and has the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-transactional volume environment

* Strong communicator, both verbally and written, able to clearly explain policies and issues to internal and external customers

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. In addition to our clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and commercial offices in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia. For four years in a row, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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