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Latitude, Inc. Pharmaceutical Buyer in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year

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