Purchasing Manager

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Biotix is a world-class manufacturer of plastic liquid handling products used in virtually all laboratories in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, industrial, clinical, educational and medical device markets. These products include manual pipettes, manual pipet tips, automation tips, PCR tubes/plates, reservoirs and micro centrifuge tubes. In the position of Purchasing Manager for Biotix, Inc., the primary duties are to direct and coordinate all activities related to procurement of materials and distributed products while driving supplier performance improvement through the development of partnerships. In addition, the purchasing manager will oversee department ISO and sourcing processes. This role will drive continuous improvement efforts with a focus on lean methodologies. The ideal candidate will work well within a team environment while acting as the liaison between all internal and external stakeholders. This position is based out of our Biotix Scripps Office in San Diego, CA . Your responsibilities would include:

Planning, organizing, directing and controlling all activities related to the procurement function.
Provide purchasing support for new product development, supply chain strategies and supply chain concepts.
Training and leading to mature the team in areas of procurement best practices, effective communication, and organizational goals. 
Collaborating with other departments for continuous improvement efforts, project implementation, and problem solving. Leading cross-functional teams as required to accomplish organizational goals and objectives
Leading the continuous improvement effort utilizing lean back-office management tools. Reducing waste along the value stream and implement productivity improvements that align with the organization’s strategic goals. 
Supporting the organization’s lean transformation effort through department lean maturity. Own and cultivate the department’s lean/continuous improvement culture utilizing a servant leadership approach. 
Managing an efficient and comprehensive supplier selection process driving the team towards a timely decision with risks identified
Achieve mutually beneficial partnerships with Biotix suppliers. Conduct vendor management activities including supplier scorecards, risk assessments, development  plans and audits (onsite and virtual)
Leading cross functional vendor management initiatives to drive improvement in overall  supplier performance and pricing
Supporting the Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning process through timely material  availability, stocking levels and updates on potential shortages

What You Need to Succeed

1. BS degree in related field or 4-6 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience with a minimum 2 years prior supervisory experience.
2. APICS certification highly desired: CPIM, CSCP or similar training
3. Experience within the life sciences industry; manufacturing environment, ISO 13485  and/or FDA regulated business preferred
4. Supplier management experience with emphasis on developing suppliers performance and fostering productive partnerships
5. Outstanding interpersonal skills in working closely with internal customers, partners and  team members
6. Excellent analytical, written, oral, and presentation skills
7. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize effectively
8. Adept at building and leveraging relationships across functional levels
9. Exceptional judgement with effective problem resolution skills
10. Takes initiative to drive process improvements
11. Self-starter that can accomplish objectives with minimal supervision
12. High attention to detail
13. Proficiency with Microsoft excel, access, word and power point

Our Offer to You

We take care of you and your family:
  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching 
  • Tuition reimbursement, employee wellness programs, plus other perks and discounts 
  • Parental and caregiver leave policies
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits 
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in weighing
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation 
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards A commitment to extraordinary service on our state-of-the-art equipment

About Mettler Toledo

Biotix was acquired by Mettler Toledo in 2017. Biotix is a world-class manufacturer of laboratory consumables and liquid handling solutions. With more than 700 employees worldwide we have assembled a team of life science professionals that are devoted to bringing our innovative products the highest standars in order to meet our customer needs. One of our core values is to foster collaborative relationships internally and also with customers and partners. You can find more information about us in our website: www.biotix.com.

Everyone who works at Mettler Toledo impacts the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes. 

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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San Diego

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Legal Entity

Biotix Inc.

10636 Scripps Summit Court, Suite 130 San Diego, CA 92131 United States

+1 (858) 875 7696