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Buyer. Job in Beverly FOX8 Jobs

Beverly, Massachusetts
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
Company Overview

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a private, family owned, worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed XMT® technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies, PTMScan®, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, and PhosphoSitePlus®, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications. We are passionate about our role in contributing to the life science industry's advancing of the human condition through accelerating the discovery and development of innovative therapies for human disease. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

Position Summary:

CST is seeking to hire a Buyer in our Procurement Department who will be responsible for ensuring the availability of materials across the organization. This person will serve as the primary interface between CST and our suppliers and will coordinate with internal stakeholders to support their needs. Additional activities include evaluating and approving suppliers, maintaining supplier relationships, and monitoring the quality and timeliness of materials and services provided.

  • Process approved requisitions for materials and services into purchase orders
  • Conduct vendor qualifications and negotiate favorable prices and terms for purchased goods and services
  • Establish strong business relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to resolve supplier quality and services issues
  • Assist in leading strategic business reviews (SBRs) with suppliers
  • Partner with business functions to generate a constant flow of cost savings ideas
  • Support onsite vendor stockrooms and other vendor managed inventory (VMI) programs
  • Work on Procurement process improvement projects and represent the Procurement team on cross-functional teams

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 year in a purchasing role
  • Experience in purchasing, inventory management, and accounts payable practices including ERP systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft or Google Workspace tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to establish strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to know when to seek additional guidance as necessary
  • Proven success in being highly accountable and meeting deadlines

Preferred Qualifications
  • ISM or APICS training
  • Experience working within a Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Experience using Oracle
  • Experience using inventory and workflow management systems
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing and other process improvement tools
  • Experience in a Life Science company

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, their families, our communities, partners and customers. In order to promote that safety and well-being, we require that all US-based employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated, or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief, may make a request for exemption. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company.

Cell Signaling Technology (CST ) is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.


All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Cell Signaling Technology (CST ) via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of CST , unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by CST for this position and a valid agreement with CST is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the CST agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.
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  • Job Reference: 700580461-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Cell Signaling Technology
  • Location: Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent