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Supervisor, Purchasing and Inventory

Company: LabConnect
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Founded in 2002, LabConnect provides global central laboratory services including routine and esoteric laboratory testing, kit building, sample management, biorepository and scientific support services for biopharmaceutical and CRO clients in support of their clinical trials. LabConnect is a central lab headquartered in Seattle with a primary operating facility in Johnson City, TN. We're looking for professionals that share our core values of building long-term successful relationships, self-awareness, passion to excel, creativity and interconnectedness.
Summary:Responsible for the purchasing and inventory control for Clinical Trial Materials (CTM.)

  • Monitor completeness, accuracy, and compliance during all inventory transactions.
  • Manages and/ or creates the purchase orders for all materials.
  • Ensures all warehouse receipts of materials are completed and accurate.
  • Manages discrepancies of supplier invoices with accounts payables.
  • Lead and supervise inventory team, resolving problems, conducting training and setting schedules.
  • Track, audit, and ensure adequate supply of inventory throughout CTM.
  • Establishes and manages cycle count programs to maintain inventory balance.
  • Commitment to safety, quality, customer service and process improvement.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills; timely, accurate and professional.
  • Administrative duties include preparing required reports, correspondence and time keeping.
  • Answer questions from business development and project management on supplies.
  • Ability to complete root cause analysis, feedback and resolution to quality issues, related to products or processes.
  • Understanding of FDA regulatory requirements for supplies.
  • Supervise regular cycle counts of inventory.
  • Manage lots and expiration dates.
  • Strategize and support processes that promote efficiencies and maintain a safe, clean and organized work environment
  • Provide support to the Accounting Dept. to complete all required month, quarter and year-end activities.
  • Manages daily inventory transactions in NAV.
  • Evaluates reorder points and reorder amounts for all stock inventory items.
  • Pulls vendor recalled items and corresponding lot numbers, documenting the removal of recalled items and coordinating the disposition and/or replacement of recalled items.
  • Evaluates units of measure and conversion factors for stock inventory items and makes corrections as necessary.
  • Attends relevant client-related meetings and appropriately represent status of CTM.
  • Oversee CTM vendors at a high level.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Education and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with 2 years of clinical trial experience
    • Associate Degree with 4 yearsof clinical trial experince.
    • High School diploma/GED with 5 years of clinical trial experience may be considered with
    • Experience working in a Inventory Managment System or ERP such as Microsoft NAV, SAP, etc. preferred.
    • Experience in supply source research and pricing
    • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and/or Strategic Procurement and Supply Management (SPSM) training or studies preferred.
    • Prior experience managing a team preferred.Required Skills
      • Ability to follow through on tasks to completion.
      • Strong ability to work well with others, self-motivated and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
      • Excellent communication skills with customer/supplier relationships.
      • Ability to create reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
      • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, vendors, and customers.
      • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
      • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Strong organizational and time management skills
        Language Ability:Ability to read, write and comprehend internal and client correspondence, meeting agendas and meeting notes.
        Mathematical Ability:Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
        Reasoning Ability:Ability to solve practical problems, investigate issues, draw correct and logical conclusions; the ability to understand instructions, mathematical and diagrammatic representations of data in both an abstract and concrete manner.
        Computer Skills:To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including word processing software, spreadsheet software and the ability to learn and master company specific purchasing systems.
        Supervisory Responsibilities:Manage a small team of staff. Work Environment:The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
        Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee will be required to lift up to 50 lbs. 5 feet high. The position requires standing; walking and reaching with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
        This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform other related duties as may be required by their supervisor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.---We value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.EOE

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