Senior Buyer, Indirect Goods and Services

Supply Chain and Distribution Raleigh, North Carolina


Position Overview

This position is responsible for the strategic and tactical procurement and reliable supply of indirect goods and services.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Strategic Procurement: Lead the strategic development and execution of short and long-term indirect sourcing strategies for the reliable supply of indirect goods and services.  Develop and build relationships with key suppliers to ensure supply and mitigate risk.  Negotiate supply agreements to reduce total cost and improve delivery and quality.
  • Operational Efficiencies: Develop and drive tactical procurement efficiency improvements.   Actively partner with key internal stakeholders to develop and action cost reduction, item rationalization, and inventory control improvement initiatives.
  • Quality Management and Control: Lead Quarterly Business Reviews with key indirect suppliers to measure and improve quality and delivery performance, communicate business needs, and enhance business relationships.


Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively develop and manage strategic supplier relationships for all indirect goods and services
  • Lead the development and execution of short and long-term indirect sourcing strategies
  • Execute Supply Agreements with key indirect suppliers
  • Lead Quarterly Business Reviews with key suppliers to assess performance and communicate business needs.
  • Develop and maintain indirect supplier risk assessment and mitigation strategies
  • Execute daily tactical procurement of all indirect goods and services
  • Determine process/system improvements to the tactical procurement process
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to determine current and future supply requirements
  • Partner with internal customers to maintain consumable inventory at appropriate levels
  • Develop and implement vendor managed inventory agreements where beneficial
  • Learn and provide back up for purchase specification process
  • Support Coupa Procure To Order system


Key Competencies/Requirements

  • Assertiveness: Confident and resourceful in taking initiative to build relationships and meet customer/patient needs.
  • Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.
  • Collaboration: Develop cooperation and teamwork while participating in a group, working toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties.
  • Financial Acumen: Effectively interprets and applies key financial principles and data to make better business decisions.
  • Negotiation: Use persuasion and logic to gain the support and cooperation from stakeholders, superiors, colleagues, subordinates, and other parties to achieve a desired course of action consistent with the organization's strategic goals/objectives.
  • Organization: Establish a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective; set priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Persuasion: Plan and deliver oral and written communications that are impactful and persuasive with their intended audiences.
  • Technical Acumen: Deep understanding of pharmaceutical product development and can act as a technical expert in leading and supporting these activities


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Science, Engineering or related field
  • At least 3 - 5 years’ hands-on experience in indirect goods and services procurement - preferably for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Effective communication skills as apparent in the ability to concisely convey an idea, suggestion or question (technical or logistical) to an individual, team, or management; patience; transparency; respectful cooperation with individuals at all levels and different disciplines
  • Attentive to detail, self-motivated, self-disciplined, able to act decisively with purposeful pursuit of goals or objectives, thinks strategically in terms of solutions, and generates vision


Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Eligibility  

Mayne Pharma provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for  employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  Mayne Pharma also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Mayne Pharma is an E-Verify employer.