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Temporary Supply Assurance Buyer (Six month assignment)

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Temporary Supply Assurance Buyer (Six month assignment)

  • 2022-29075
  • Woodinville, Washington, United States

Bio Rad Laboratories is seeking a Supply Assurance Buyer reporting to the procurement departmentand located in Woodinville, WA.


Places purchasing orders for goods and services needed in support of a manufacturing facility, and managing supplier relationships to optimize supply chain efficiency.

  • Monitors inventory/stock levels to support production and inventory goals.
  • Issues material purchase orders to support production. Identifies and resolves potential supply problems.
  • Actively manages workflow in SAP system.
  • Works with appropriate parties to resolve invoice issues to minimize overdue invoices and ensure supply availability.
  • Evaluate stocking levels and adjust to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ensures products/services get delivered on time and meet quality standards.
  • Work with scheduling team to process expedites as necessary to support production.
  • Introduce and manage efficiencies through effective purchasing.
  • Participates in supplier audits / Business Reviews.
  • Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts.
  • May assist with forecasting/MPS.
  • Complies with commercial certification programs and applicable safety requirements.
  • Maintains files and records related to purchasing activities.
  • Process RTV’s (return to vendor) for damage goods, incorrect items sent, goods not meeting Bio-Rad specifications.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, logistics, Business Administration or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 1-3 years’ experience in purchasing or production planning fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prefer machining/fabrication experience.
  • Experience expediting and issuing purchase orders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • SAP &/or MRP experience is preferred.
  • Power BI experience is preferred.
  • Coursework towards CPM and/or CPIM certification is preferred.
  • Full knowledge and application of the principles and theories of purchasing/materials.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, good negotiation skills, and multitasking skills with good organizational skills.


Vaccination Requirement: 


Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad has a mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. New hires will be asked to upload their vaccination card into our electronic database hosted by ClearPass, who specializes in securing electronic medical information, within 3 days of their start date. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.


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 8,000 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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