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Supply Buyer

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Spring
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Company DescriptionGuardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. Its Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel its LUNAR development programs for recurrence and early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 6,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.Job DescriptionThis position is a critical link between the Guardant Health & 3rd party suppliers. In this role, you will manage and maintain healthy inventory for the Clinical Lab, Technical Development & Research Operations., as well as handle all in and outbound kit logistics. This role will work closely with the Finance department to manage all the cost and excess & obsolete metrics. This position has to lead contractual negotiations with key suppliers.Essential Duties And ResponsibilitiesCreate and manage purchase orders based on demand changes for multiple sitesResolve material shortage issues. Perform shortage gap analysis to understand shortage gaps 4-5 weeks in advanceResolve receiving and accounts payable problem issuesCreate and maintain purchased part modifiers (lead time, cost, MOQ, supplier, lot sizing, safety stock, etc.)Coordinate MRB supplier issues and corrective actions. Manage MRB aging targets per Guardant Health's goalsCoordinate engineering change-order implementation with suppliersReview PPV monthlyActively manage contract manufacturers, share rolling forecasts, manage the right supply/safety stock levels to ensure quick turn around on changes.Commodity / Supplier ManagementSelect suppliers whose current and future capabilities meet Guardant Health's requirements.Participate in supplier audits in assessing materials/capacity/production capabilities and overall business issuesManaging key suppliers to strengthen relationship while ensuring continuity of supply and reducing business risksUnderstand and communicate lead times, capacities, technology, and pricing trends to align Guardant Health to the best-possible supply baseDevelop supplier scorecards. Conduct quarterly business reviews with all critical vendors. Review vendor technology roadmap, financial risk assessmentDevelop contingency plans in addressing sole source issuesLeading supply agreement negotiations resulting in achieving favorable terms that mitigate business risks protects Guardant Health's IP and reduces product cost and inventory.Lead corporate initiatives resulting in product cost savings strategiesWork with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans and strategies, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability.QualificationsBachelor's degree with 1-2 yrs relevant experience or Master's degree with 0 yrs., or Assoc. degree with 5+ yrs. relevant experience C.P.M. and/or C.P.I.M. preferredPurchasing and inventory control experience -including strategic commodities and suppliers within a Biotech and turnkey environmentEffective verbal and written communication, analytical, and interpersonal skillsStrong organizational skills, detail-orientedStrong influencing and negotiating skillsKnowledge of ERP systems, word processing, project management, etc.Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook requiredAdditional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies up to 20 lbs and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposed to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.Please visit our career page at: http://www.guardanthealth.com/jobs/

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