San Jose based Visby Medical, Inc. is an ambitious, well-funded, and fast-paced early stage biotech startup. Driven by a belief that disease diagnosis should be quick, accurate, and accessible to all, Visby Medical, Inc. is developing a novel diagnostic device platform that aims to redefine the way an infectious disease is tested and treated. We have a talented team of researchers, biologists, designers, operations and administrative resources team. If you are passionate about making a difference, thrive on tackling challenging problems, and want to join a collaborative ownership team that will change the world of healthcare, please consider the following Buyer opportunity:
Review and convert purchase requisitions and requirements from the MRP/MPS to purchase orders ensuring data accuracy and expedite purchase orders through the approval process when necessary.
Lead supplier sourcing, facilitating bids, and bid analysis as needed.
Manage long term contracts within established limitations and scope of authority to obtain the most favorable business partnerships, including but not limited to quality, availability and cost.
Review purchase requisitions and confer with vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability and delivery schedule, reviewing quotes for accuracy and competitive strategies.
Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement, usually being the single source of contact for the vendor.
Investigate and recommend new vendors.
Track and update supplier ship commitments to ensure parts availability for forecasted build plans.
Support supplier qualification, material control, and disposition (MRB).
Collaborate with Legal to ensure contracts are routed for appropriate signatures.
Collaborate with Finance and other internal customers to resolve procure-to-pay issues.
Assist with implementation of improved Procure-to-Pay business processes and controls using software and other systems.
Implements processes and tools to enhance productivity and lower costs.
Participate in lean manufacturing projects as required.
Other duties as assigned
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in related field.
A strong understanding of inventory turns and days of inventory calculations is a plus.
Experience with fast pace / high volume disposable in ISO environment (Medical device preferred).
Working knowledge of ERP systems and experience with MRP systems is a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills, pleasant, and a professional demeanor and the ability to work as part of a team and build positive relationships with suppliers