• Sr. Purchasing Manager

    Packaging Coordinators, Inc. Philadelphia, PA 19133

    Job #2296783488

  • Life changing therapies. Global impact. Bridge to thousands of biopharma companies and their patients.

    We are PCI.

    Our investment is in People who make an impact, drive progress and create a better tomorrow. Our strategy includes building teams across our global network to pioneer and shape the future of PCI.

    Summary of Objective:

    The Sr. Purchasing Manager will lead a multi-site team of buyers supporting the North America Commercial business segment. Responsible for all aspects of material planning/purchasing and inventory management, you will also provide the leadership for system improvements, standardizing processes, and advancing technology to drive continuous improvement of the total supply chain.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Lead a team of purchasing professionals creating a culture of accountability, driving for results, collaboration, and customer focus. Develop talent pool and build team capabilities

    • Build a stable supply chain that is visible, predictable, and responsive through development and management of disciplined processes (MRP, inventory management, supplier consignment and VMI)

    • Manage activities involving strategic or tactical material purchasing, material requirements planning, and overall materials and inventory management

    • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or improve material availability to fulfill production schedules.

    • Develop and implement an appropriate site procurement process that optimizes inventory and identify opportunities for cost-recovery due to obsolescence or material aging with the Site and the Customer Service Team.

    • Lead cost savings efforts for Commercial sites through site level purchasing projects, and implementation of sourcing initiatives and strategies. Set site level KPIs and develop buyer-specific savings goals.

    • Work with suppliers to reduce lead times, replenish by Kanban pull signals, and deliver in smaller and more frequent batches without economic penalty.

    • Develop seamless communications with suppliers and provide them with predictable, reliable demand by forward forecasting requirements, streamlining communications, providing appropriate lead time for orders, minimizing disruptions in delivery schedules, etc.

    • Establish key performance indicators for purchasing, inventory management, and schedule attainment; monitor ongoing performance; and drive performance improvements in the KPIs.

    • Lead site level cost savings efforts, and implementation of global sourcing strategies for direct and indirect categories.

    • Work with suppliers on their value creation processes and challenge them to reduce costs (and prices) by taking out wasted steps along their value streams while improving quality and responsiveness. Point out the root causes of waste in supplier operations and work out plans for essential improvements.

    • This position may require overtime and/or weekend work.

    • Knowledge of and adherence to all PCI, cGMP, and GCP policies, procedures, rules.

    • Attendance to work is an essential function of this position

    • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager/Supervisor.



    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and/or 5-10 years related experience and/or training.

    • College Level Mathematical Skills

    • Intermediate Computer Skills: Ability to perform more complex computer tasks and has knowledge of various computer programs.

    • Full Professional Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write fluently and accurately on all levels pertinent to professional needs.

    • High Reasoning: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where there is only limited standardization. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions that may be provided in various forms.

    • High Standard of Report Writing


    • Ability to effectively present information to various people as the job requires.

    • Ability to follow instructions and respond to management direction.

    • Ability to travel.

    • Various Preferences.

    • Supply chain experience with a multi-site manufacturing operation, with global experience preferred.

    • Healthcare and/or pharma experience preferred but not required.

    Join us and be part of building the bridge between life changing therapies and patients. Let's talk future (~~~/)

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement:

    PCI Pharma Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

    Why work for PCI Pharma Services?

    At PCI, we have an uncompromising focus on providing quality and operational excellence and providing the industry leading customer experience. Our people make all of this happen, so providing an industry leading experience for our people is equally as important. By creating an authentic culture of purposeful work, we aspire to be an interesting and fulfilling place for talented individuals to grow careers. We live a philosophy of intentional learning combined with real-life experience supported by a fair and competitive rewards program. We are individuals, teams and a company that believes in our purpose and our approach is simple, the people who work at PCI fuel our business; we don't say no, we figure out how.

    PCI Pharma Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled