Laboratory Sourcing Buyer (Pharma, Hybrid)(t273)

  • Contract Duration: 12+ months, Hybrid
  • Research & Development
  • Cambridge, MA

Website Lenox Executive Search

Job description

12+ month CONTRACT Hybrid role with potential to extend. 3+ years of Supply Chain Management and/or Procurement experience. This a Laboratory Sourcing role so candidate must have Strong knowledge of Drug discover (Chemistry, Biology, etc.)

Lenox Executive Search is seeking an experienced Sourcing Buyer to fill an 12+ month contractual role with a large global pharmaceutical company in Cambridge, MA. Must have some Pharma/Biotech industry experience.

REQUIREMENTS for the Laboratory Sourcing Buyer:

  • 3+ years professional experience in supply chain management and/or Procurement
  • Some Supply Chain experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong knowledge of drug discovery (chemistry, biology, etc.)
  • Knowledge and comfortable with information technology applications including but not limited to Ariba SAP, ServiceNow and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Teams, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to manage challenges, resolve problems and improve processes
  • Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Be accountable and results oriented
  • Outstanding business acumen as well as commercial and financial understanding
  • Legal contract and some accounting experience desired
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an effective cross-functional communicator
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable working in a fast pace environment

RESPONSIBILITIES of the Laboratory Sourcing Buyer:

  • Responsible for purchasing and procurement of lab consumables as well as tracking of assigned items from suppliers to delivery
  • Monitoring/maintenance of safety stock levels, slow moving items and Inventory turn rate.
  • Assist with service purchase orders and accruals process
  • Part of information flow between supplier, Research business partners and other cross-function groups (Procurement, Facilities, EHS, etc.) on an operational level.
  • Communicate transparent and up-to-date supply plans to internal stakeholders. Monitor execution of agreed plans, measure performance and solve and communicate any deviations from agreed plans.
  • Order management and supplier relations: Create purchase orders. Coordinate/monitor deliveries and periodically monitor delivery dates – take care of order confirmation. Check and expedite purchase orders and re-work purchase orders if necessary.
  • Manage administrative order related tasks, e.g., order process for return shipments (credit note), reconciliations for mismatching quantities on invoices, missing shipping documents, etc.
  • Assist with service purchase orders and accruals process.
  • Issue management: align with Business Operations teams, senior leadership and internal stakeholders.
  • Support/ initiate process improvement projects for both process logic and process performance topics; proactively push problem/issue solving and defend against approaching delivery problems as integral part of securing supply.
  • Keep track of stakeholders’ requirements and identify the urgency of their needs. Derive appropriate actions, ensure follow-ups and report on progress.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $35.00 – $42.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Cambridge, MA 02138: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Are you vaccinated?


  • Supply Chain Management and/or Procurement: 3 years (Required)
  • Pharma/Biotech supply chain industry: 1 year (Required)
  • Drug Discovery (Chemistry, Biology): 2 years (Preferred)
  • Laboratory Sourcing: 1 year (Preferred)
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