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Sr. Contract & Purchasing Lead/Agilex-Somerset, NJ

Sr. Contract & Purchasing Lead

Somerset, NJ, US



We are currently seeking a highly qualified and visionary individual to join our team as Senior Contract and Purchasing Lead. The role involves overseeing and optimizing most of the purchasing activities. Your primary focus is on ensuring the efficient day-to-day operations align with business objectives. Contribute to leading and developing a small purchasing team, you collaborate closely with Supply Chain Planning, Manufacturing and Quality Management. Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain Management, your responsibilities contribute to the seamless integration of procurement processes within the broader organizational framework.


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Your key responsibilities

  • Oversee the procurement of both direct (raw materials, packaging) and indirect materials (consumables, technical goods and services) at Pentapharm
  • Lead the development of the purchasing team, driving excellence and fostering collaboration
  • Formulate and implement strategic sourcing initiatives and risk mitigation strategies to enhance overall procurement efficiency
  • Optimize the end-to-end purchase-to-pay process and collaborate with stakeholders to select and qualify suppliers
  • Manage product documentation, purchase contracts and participate in cross-functional projects
  • Maintain accurate material and supplier data in the ERP system for streamlined operations

We bring

  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome.
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs

You bring

  • Completed academical studies with Business Administration, Chemistry, Engineering, or Economics background
  • Additional education in procurement/sourcing, demonstrating a commitment to continous learning and professional development
  • Proven experience in operational purchasing, particularly within the dynamic landscape of small businesses, with a preference for the life science industry
  • Exceptional negotiation and communication skills, essential for navigating complex business environments
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with small teams, showcasing your ability to inspire and guide colleagues
  • Proven capability to handle intricate assignments independently
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office and hands-on experience with ERP systems, reflecting your technological acumen
  • Excellent people skills and outstanding communication abilities


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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