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Buyer

Company: Grail
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit www.grail.com.

GRAIL has an excellent opportunity for a Buyer. This position will report directly to our Associate Direct - Procurement and will support both the R&D and Operations teams. In this role, you will work closely with your end users, supply chain teammates to process orders, track orders and deliveries, interact with vendors, negotiate pricing and implement internal material tracking systems.

As a Buyer, you will also interact heavily with the finance and accounting team on invoices and accounts payable and assist with defining workflows and requirements for our ERP system(s) implementation team.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment, have a talent for developing and implementing processes within a growing organization and become a valuable partner to all of our internal customers.

You will

  • Purchase scientific equipment from a wide range of vendors
  • Negotiate with vendors on common item discounts, shipping, terms, exclusives, RTVs, credits, etc.
  • Purchase and negotiating standard consumables and lab supplies, services, and other company requirements
  • Place orders via the web, email, and phone

Your background should include

  • 2-5 years experience in a comparable procurement role
  • Experience purchasing for a fast-growing biotech or scientific lab environment
  • Ability to independently source alternative suppliers for faster delivery or better pricingFamiliarity with commonly-known sources and suppliers of laboratory supplies, consumables, and chemicals is a plusKnowledge of the various shipping options, carriers and alternate methods such as drop shipping
  • Experience with a software-based purchasing systems
  • Experience with an ERP system, i.e. NetSuite, Coupa, SAP
  • Experience working with Accounts Payable and Finance departments to resolve invoicing and payment discrepanciesExcellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated skills in problem identification, analysis, and resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to assess needs, and ability to assist in training co-workers on systems and software
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Intermediate computer skills and ability to learn new applications
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative or team setting

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team.

Keywords: Grail, Raleigh , Buyer, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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