• NPI Buyer (Buyer/Planner II)

    Location US-CA-Hercules
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Global Planning
  • Overview

    The NPI Sourcing Buyer identifies and on-boards quality suppliers, understands SAP setup and ERP processes, supports and collaborates with a wide range of personnel (both internal and external), and transfers project materials to supply assurance. 


    This includes preparing and processing requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of goods and supplies as needed for new products. The NPI Sourcing Buyer works closely with Supplier Quality to identify, audit and qualify new suppliers as necessary.


    • Indirect/Direct purchasing, expediting, problem resolution, supplier management (assessing current and new supplier competencies and capabilities, audits, MSA, contracts, etc.), projects goals (timeliness, cost, quality, active member in project meetings to promote goals, etc.), desk management (issuing purchase requisitions, monitoring ECO approvals, reviewing critical project inventory levels, etc.), work closely with engineers and others related to successful product launch, employee development (learning new processes, education, etc.), other duties as required.
    • Coordinates supplier agreements.
    • Acts as internal advisor, influencing functional decision makers and budget holder about their material project spend.
    • Identifies strategies for cost reduction and supplier consolidation for a product launch.
    • Implements procurement strategies that help achieve Global Supply Chain goals.
    • Manages supplier relationships including supplier performance, capacity development, capacity management and cost/quality improvements for suppliers.
    • Discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers.
    • Conducts audits and communicates outcome to supplier and internal stakeholders. Conducts audit follow up in coordination with Supplier Quality Engineer.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related discipline. CPM or CPIM certificate preferred.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in procurement with experience in Supply Assurance buying, NPI sourcing and buying, materials management or related field.
    • Experience sourcing vendors and negotiating vendor contracts.
    • Full knowledge and application of the principles and theories of procurement and supply chain management.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint).
    • Experience with ERP required, SAP or Oracle, preferred.
    • Strong oral and written communication, demonstrated experience in negotiating, multitasking with proven organizational skills.
    • Experience with issuing and expediting purchase orders, expediting shortages, purchase order maintenance, monitoring quality and delivery performance, vendor corrective action requests and maintenance, lead time reduction and problem resolution.
    • Proven track record with increasing productivity and lowering costs.
    • Experience with developing and administering supply agreements and contract management.
    • Strong negotiating skills, ability to work within a team as well as self-directed.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
    • Ability to conduct high level meetings with internal and external customers.


    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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