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Engineering, technology, administrative, accounting, manufacturing.


Fremont, CA

Posted: 07/18/2022 Position Categories: Manufacturing: Buyer/Planner

Job Description

In this role, you'll manage purchasing/planning activities and inventory processes through approved vendors while maintaining high quality and low costs in a current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) environment. You'll back up the Master Scheduler / Planner as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses QAD (Cloud ERP software), Excel spreadsheets, and other analytical tools to manage/track inventory levels and inventory flows throughout the organization ensuring product/materials availability and quality
  • Plans raw materials inventory levels and updates changes to raw material inventory specifications as needed.
  • Manages vendor and supplier relations for Pricing, purchase order deliveries, invoicing, complaints, non-conforming material, and Service Agreements.
  • Manages the vendor assessment program, files complaints, and leads investigations for incoming, non-conforming raw materials
  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Oversees unresolved Physical Inventory issues and helps reconcile counts
  • Oversees Purchase Order process ensuring consistent use of procedures
  • Processes Requisitions in the QAD system
  • Updates changes to raw material inventory specifications as needed
  • Backs up Master Scheduler/Planner as required.
  • Assist in creating processes and SOP as required to establish workflow in the department.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum 4-6 years of related experience in a Pharmaceutical or Biotech manufacturing environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s in related field required or equivalent experience
  • Exhibits strong judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload
  • Strong ability to anticipate and plan for needs of production and other departments
  • Strong attention to detail and applies consistent, effective follow-up skills on multiple projects
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work with all levels of employees and to effectively manage vendor relations
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in the use of MS Word, Excel, SAP

Additional Information

For more than forty years, Richmar Associates has connected talented job seekers with Silicon Valley businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500. We specialize in the temporary and direct placement services business. Based in the Silicon Valley, Richmar offers staffing solutions that include temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll service, vendor management and direct placement services to clients in the High-Tech Industry.


Richmar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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