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Buyer 61824

FullTime - Commerce City, CO

Are you looking for a career that will offer professional growth and career progression at one of the country’s leading medical infection prevention companies?  If so, MicroCare LLC is looking for you to join our team as a Buyer. The position does not offer relocation support.

We are looking for a team player with an eye for detail, who can think fast on his/her feet and seek job satisfaction in knowing they have contributed to the high level of quality our customers expect from our products.
 
We specialize in cleaning, coating, lubricating and infection prevention fluids used in the installation, manufacture, and use in a broad range of products within the dental, medical and veterinary industries. MicroCare has pioneered hundreds of environmentally progressive and sustainable products in response to emerging regulatory demands and our customers' evolving cleaning, coating, and infection prevention needs.  
We are a company with heart. At all our facilities across the globe, we work in a cheerful, inclusive, and collaborative environment where we respect, encourage, and support our customers, our suppliers and each other. We like to laugh; have fun and we make an important impact.  

MicroCare, LLC offers competitive salaries and benefits: Medical, Dental, Disability, 401k plan, holiday and Paid Time Off. Come join us and be a part of our team in an engaging environment that offers work -life balance with an opportunity to grow.  This position is located in Commerce City, Colorado and has a Monday through Friday, 7am – 4pm work schedule.   

POSITION OVERVIEW

As the Buyer, you are responsible for sourcing and procuring supplies, raw materials, equipment, and services essential for the organization’s operations. Your duties include managing inventory, negotiating contracts, and maintaining relationships with existing suppliers while seeking new ones.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Generate purchase orders for goods and services that meet the quantity and quality expectations of the organization.  
  • Identify and evaluate suppliers of materials and services used at our manufacturing site.
  • Develop and improve materials management procedures and continuously enhance/improve supplier base ensuring efficiency and competitiveness for the company. Conduct supplier audits as needed.
  • Manage, utilize and continuously improve MRP system within Chempax.
  • Review, evaluate and negotiate all contracts with vendors. 
  • Review product specifications on a regular basis to ensure alternative parts and solutions can be evaluated and ensure dual sourcing of all critical materials.
  • Collaborate with Scheduling Manager to understand schedule and upcoming demand fluctuations. 
  • Monitor inventory across all warehouses to ensure just-in-time delivery from suppliers for materials needed for production and review historical demand patterns and sales forecasting to adjust re-order points as needed. 
  • Evaluate price, market assessment, product ordering, record keeping and tracking of inbound orders and provide process improvements.
  • Prepare cost analysis of finished goods.
  • Monitor upcoming price increases and industry trends that may affect purchases. 
  • Partner with quality to investigate supplier quality issues, driving resolutions and corrective action.
  • Coordinate with shipping to ensure timely deliveries and oversee the integrity and quality. 
  • Support accounts payable as needed to ensure payables are processed timely and accurately.
  • Provide input to management regarding problems, shortages, material changes, and backlogs.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

               
COMPETENCIES/EXPERIENCE

  • Strong negotiation skills with ability to build and maintain long-term vendor relationships
  • Highly organized with insightful planning abilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities with confident decision-making skills
  • Good understanding of industry market 

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience sourcing/ procurement in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with purchasing practices, establishing costs and inventory management
  • Knowledge of materials and sources of supply to make purchases at a price consistent with quality and quantity
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite and ERP systems
  • Ability to travel if required


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • CPSM or related certification
  • Prior experience Chempax ERP system
  • Experience with GMP or ISO manufacturing processes

 
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Frequently sitting
  • Continuous keyboard use and repetitive hand motion
     
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