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Procurement Specialist

PDS Tech, Inc Grand Island ,NY
  • Expired: 20 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

 ob Description

The Procurement Specialist performs all functions needed to support Risk Mitigation Activities within the Cell Media Network. The purpose is to balance the objectives of maximum product availability with strategic inventory plans while maintaining Quality Standards. Some products may be sourced from key suppliers, and replenished to the Distribution Centers.


The Procurement/Sourcing Specialist assists in negotiations and commodity teams to implement proactive procurement philosophies (JIT, Consignment, Reverse Auctions, E-commerce), strategies, policies, and procedures for successful integration into multiple business plans across various corporate departments. A history of strong project management and relationship building skills are critical to this position.

Additionally, a Procurement/Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for preparing data and maintaining product management trackers, external and internal key performance metrics, and proposing process improvement and the generation or management of key reports, metrics, and projects.  This is a service position and is responsive to the needs of internal and external (suppliers) customers.

Essential Functions

Support Risk Mitigation Activities Initiatives for the Cell Media Network

Identifies sources of materials from suppliers to meet Cell Culture Network needs and Quality Management System Requirements

Negotiate the purchase of materials, equipment and supplies from suppliers. Solicit quotations for materials and services, analyze bids for specification compliance, pricing, delivery commitments, and evaluate the sources to ensure they can sustain providing goods and services.

Manage projects and work with cross-functional teams to ensure project completion
Communicate effectively with suppliers and management of accounts, problem solve challenges and issues, recommend solutions.
Obtain supplier documentation and act as a liason between Thermo Fisher and the supply chain

Maintain databases for supplier and product data as required.

Participate in performance metrics for Risk Mitigation Project reporting and improvement.
Provide procurement process and procedural support as required.
Support continuous improvement and operational excellence processes.

Complete special projects as assigned and provide manager support as required.

This position may be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in the sciences, business, or engineering, or equivalent work experience.


E1 and/or SAP working knowledge is required. MRP knowledge and ERP experience in a manufacturing environment.
Computer proficiency required in Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.
Knowledge of procurement processes and strategic supplier management required.
Knowledge of business concepts/principles (terms and conditions, transportation, accounting) required.
Basic knowledge of supply chain programs (Consignment, JIT, VMI) and ability to manage project execution of these programs required.
Strong organizational skills

ISO or equivalent system and change control (FDA, cGMP) experience required.
Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.
Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude.
Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo.
Greets challenge and change as opportunity.
Has courage and confidence to take risks and learn from mistakes.
Is authentic, transparent and leads by example, holding self and others accountable.
Collaborates with others.
Stretches across borders, breaks silos and builds effective partnerships with internal customers and colleagues.

Working Conditions:
Works in an office environment. Some travel required.
This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

Company Description
One of the oldest and largest staffing companies in the United States, PDS Tech connects highly skilled employees with Fortune 500 clients’ needs for project support such as contingent labor, statement of work/offload engineering projects, and permanent placements.

PDS Tech has staffing partnerships with leading organizations based in the United States and globally. We hire job seekers daily for openings across skill categories, including Engineering, IT, Business Professional, Administrative, Accounting/Finance, Skilled Trades and Industrial. We offer our contractors an ala carte benefits package that far exceeds our competitors, including health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401k, and employee prepaid legal services. We have an active referral bonus program to reward the collaborative efforts of our contractor community. Depending on your location or job category, holidays and longevity bonuses may also be offered. In addition, we have a recognition program to honor workplace accomplishments and celebrate contractor achievements.

PDS Tech has recently joined the AKKA Group. AKKA is an international leader listed on the Euronext stock exchange and provides engineering consulting and R&D services for clients in the fields of automotive, aerospace and rail, and including life sciences, telecommunications, energy and defense. For more information about AKKA Technologies, visit

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

For more information visit us at

PDS Tech, Inc


3175 Staley Road
Grand Island, NY