• Mechanical Buyer II (Supply Assurance Buyer II)

    Location US-CA-Hercules
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing/Supply Chain
  • Overview

    Bio-Rad is looking for a Mechanical Buyer II.


    • Helps maximize how the company does business by placing orders for goods and services needed in support of a manufacturing facility, and managing supplier relationships to optimize supply chain efficiency.
    • Purchasing of direct materials in support of the manufacturing plan.
    • Monitors inventory/stock levels to support production and inventory goals.
    • Issues material purchase orders to support production. Identifies and resolves potential supply problems.
    • Actively manages workflow in SAP system.
    • Works with appropriate parties to resolve invoice issues to minimize overdue invoices and ensure supply availability.
    • Evaluates stocking levels and adjust to meet the needs of the business.
    • Ensures products/services get delivered on time and meet quality standards.
    • Works with scheduling team to process expedites as necessary to support production.
    • Introduces and manages efficiencies through effective purchasing.
    • Participates in supplier audits / Business Reviews.
    • Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts.
    • May assist with forecasting/MPS.
    • Complies with commercial certification programs and applicable safety requirements.
    • Maintains files and records related to purchasing activities.
    • Processes RTV’s (return to vendor) for damage goods, incorrect items sent, goods not meeting Bio-Rad specifications.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, logistics, Business Administration or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 1-3 years’ experience in purchasing or production planning fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Prefer machining/fabrication experience.
    • Experience expediting and issuing purchase orders.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint).
    • SAP &/or MRP experience is preferred.
    • Power BI experience is preferred.
    • Coursework towards CPM and/or CPIM certification is preferred.
    • Full knowledge and application of the principles and theories of purchasing/materials.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, good negotiation skills, and multitasking skills with good organizational skills.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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    Agency Non-Solicitation:


    Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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