Summary

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:

Essential Duties

  • 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.

Other Qualifications 

  • 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).
  • Computer proficiency
  • 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

Physical Demands

  • Comfortable performing repetitive tasks and/or motions.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs.

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