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Senior Buyer

Visby Medical

Visby Medical

Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

About Visby

Visby Medical is an ambitious, well-funded late-stage biotech startup. Driven by a belief that infectious disease diagnosis should be quick, accurate, and accessible to all, Visby has developed the world’s first single-use PCR platform that disrupts the traditional model and redefines the way infectious disease is tested and treated.

About the role

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for a variety of activities including Purchase Order management including Statement Of Work (SOW), Lead Time, price and contract negotiations. The ideal candidate is highly articulate and analytical who possess strong interpersonal skills to work with suppliers and vendors as well as with internal cross-functional teams. Candidate should be comfortable collecting, analyzing, and presenting complex procurement and supplier data.

How You’ll Make An Impact

  • Review and convert purchase requisitions and requirements from the MRP/MPS to purchase orders ensuring data accuracy and expedite purchase orders through the approval process when necessary.
  • Review purchase requisitions and confer with vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability, delivery schedule, and reviewing quotes for accuracy and competitive strategies.
  • Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement, usually being the single source of contact for the vendor.
  • Collaborate with Visby’s GSMs (General Sourcing Managers) to investigate and recommend new vendors and suppliers.
  • Track and update supplier ship commitments to ensure parts availability for forecasted build plans.
  • Review E&O (excess and obsolescence) Inventory and Open Purchase Orders and recommend disposition to leadership.
  • Generate post-mortem performance reports vs planned targets and present to leadership.
  • Support supplier qualification, material control, and disposition (MRB).
  • Collaborate with Legal to ensure contracts and NDAs are routed for appropriate signatures.
  • Collaborate with Finance and other internal customers to resolve procure-to-pay issues.
  • Assist with implementation of improved Procure-to-Pay business processes and controls using software and other systems.
  • Develop and Implement processes and tools to enhance productivity and lower costs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

On Your First Day We’d Like You to Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with a minimum of 8 plus years of experience in purchasing role required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with fast pace / high volume disposable in ISO environment (Medical device preferred).
  • A strong background in chemicals and reagents, injection molded components, PCBAs, and/or indirect purchasing preferred.
  • Computer proficiency
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
    • Intermediate Excel skills (including Pivot tables and VLOOKUP formulas is highly recommended. You will be asked to demonstrate your skills.
  • Strong ERP/MRP experience systems required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, pleasant, and a professional demeanor and the ability to work as part of a team and build positive relationships with suppliers.
  • A strong understanding of inventory turns and days of inventory calculations is a plus.
  • Unless an employee has been granted an exemption based on a medical disability or based on a sincere religious belief, observance, or practice, full vaccination for COVID-19 and proof of full vaccination is required. As a condition of employment with Visby, please be prepared to show proof of vaccination along with your other required legal documents on your first day of employment.

Salary Range:

  • $100,496 - $110,000 (salary range for candidates based in San Jose, CA)
  • Compensation for the role is based on geographical location. Should the level or location of the role change during the hiring process, the applicable base pay range may be updated accordingly.
  • Compensation also depends on a number of factors including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience and may fall outside of the range shown.

More about our benefits

Visby offers highly competitive health insurance through Cigna or Kaiser, including a company-funded HSA option. We also offer a 401k match, flexible paid time off, 11 company holidays, and many other contemporary benefits and perks.

Additional information

We believe that the unique contributions of all Visbees is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, pregnancy or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or military or veteran status.

Full COVID Vaccination Required - Reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons considered.