Thermo Fisher Scientific Buyer Planner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Job Description

Job Title: Buyer/Planner II

Requisition ID: 55143BR

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Material Requirements Planning (MRP) to plan and execute purchase orders.

  • Work with key stakeholders to optimize inventory levels to support demand requirements.

  • Knowledge of good clinical practices and protocols, and supporting regulatory compliance.

  • Locate, evaluate, negotiate, and select suppliers and potential suppliers to gain the best quality, cost and delivery of purchased material consistent with required standards.

  • Strong analytical skills to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Leads purchasing activities with manufacturing, engineering, and customer service departments to identify alternative suppliers.

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently towards a defined goal. Attention to detail a must.

  • Strong customer service focus to enhance satisfaction, demonstrate judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers.

  • Improves processes and creates efficiencies through lean initiatives (Practical Process Improvement) and project management.

  • Manage metrics to track overall success and effectiveness of commodity performance.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing operations, business administration, operations management, purchasing, or equivalent work experience.

  • One to five years procurement experience, preferably in global sourcing, in a high paced working environment.

  • Some experience in a scientific environment or knowledge of chemistry or biology is a plus.

  • Project management and ability to develop strong support for change with all levels of internal and external organizations.

  • Strong organization skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Effective interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to make decisions and solve practical problems with a variety of variables in situations where standardization may be limited.

  • Statistical analysis skills; must be able to analyze trends and statistical data and make appropriate decisions and recommendations.

  • Self-driven, results oriented, and motivated to work effectively without direct supervision.

  • Ability to interpret technical data and a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 55,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.