Purchasing Manager

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Biotix has rapidly grown into a global, premier provider of laboratory consumables. Our products are distributed throughout the world and are recognized for their high quality and their innovation. 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Manager within our Biotix Planning & Procurement Team located in San Diego, CA.
In this role, you will direct and coordinate all activities related to procurement of materials and distributed products while driving supplier performance improvement through the development of partnerships.
  • Provide purchasing support for new product development, supply chain strategies and supply chain concepts
  • Train and mature the team in areas of procurement best practices, effective communication, and organizational goals.  Build each individual’s critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities, utilize leader standard work, and develop a highly skilled workforce
  • Collaborate with other departments for continuous improvement efforts, project implementation, and problem solving.  
  • Lead the continuous improvement effort utilizing lean back-office management tools.  Reduce waste along the value stream and implement productivity improvements that align with the organization’s strategic goals.  Manage performance utilizing standard KPI’s and reporting tools 
  • Support 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.  Teach lean concepts and methods, assuring understanding and effective implementation of tools.  
  • Manage 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)
  • Lead cross functional vendor management initiatives to drive improvement in overall supplier performance and pricing
  • Support the Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning process through timely material availability, stocking levels and updates on potential shortages
  • Ensure procurement team maintains all aspects of ISO compliance through continuous review of processes and procedures along with training of key personnel
  • Execute the daily sterilization function to include processing, qualification efforts for new production families as well as dose audits
  • Cooperation and implementation of Procurement Excellence Standards
  • Adhoc reporting and analysis as required for various departments/executives

What You Need to Succeed

  • Candidates are required to hold a bachelor's degree or 4-6 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience with a minimum 2 years prior supervisory experience
  • APICS certification highly desired: CPIM, CSCP or similar training
  • Experience within the life sciences industry; manufacturing environment, ISO 13485 and/or FDA regulated business preferred
  • Supplier management experience with emphasis on developing suppliers performance and fostering productive partnerships
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills in working closely with internal customers, partners and team members 
  • Excellent analytical, written, oral, and presentation skills. High attention to detail
  • 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 [1] here

Biotix and Mettler Toledo endeavor to make www.mt.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at EEO@mt.com

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

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