Illumina San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 3 weeks ago


  • Analyze incoming requisitions and shortage reports for quality, specification, pricing and delivery requirements

  • Analyze and respond to MRP/Constraint Planning Tool signals for purchasing

  • Generate the most suitable purchasing arrangement such as contracts, blanket orders and vendor stocking arrangements to streamline and obtain optimum pricing. Convert requisitions, prepare and issue purchase orders, expedite deliveries, resolve payment issues

  • Maintain computerized purchasing system database, investigate inventory discrepancies and resolve delivery/receiving and quality problems with suppliers

  • Work within a strong Quality System [ISO 13485] to improve systems and maintain high standards

  • Select and interface with all suppliers to assure quality piece parts at the lowest cost to support build schedule

  • Support and cover for the planning functions as required

  • Manage inventories, monitor usage and purchase assigned goods and services while working to maintain or improve quality, on time delivery, and price

  • Solicit competitive bids, evaluate proposals, obtain necessary purchasing approvals, negotiate or assist in the negotiation of contract terms, and expedite orders to ensure contract terms are met

  • Maintain direct contact with suppliers to ensure the quality and quantity of products, parts, and services to meet established performance objectives

  • Assist with supplier audits as required

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Proven practical experience purchasing in a manufacturing/scientific research environment

  • Thorough knowledge of procurement, vendor relations, material planning and inventory management

  • Familiar with GMP's, product specifications incoming inspection procedures

  • Effective verbal and written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Must have the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations. Strong organizational skills, detail oriented

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills

  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP systems (ideally SAP), word processing, spreadsheets, project management, etc

  • Must be willing and able to travel

  • CPIM or CPM certification desirable

  • Ability to interface well with cross-functional teammates and have strong interpersonal skills

  • A desire to be a part of highly motivated team in a fast pace dynamic environment

  • In depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook required.

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

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