Associate Supply Chain Buyer

Sanford, NC, USA
Career Opportunity 
Your Vision. Our Mission. For Patients.

Abzena is proudly opening a brand new, state of the art manufacturing facility in Sanford, NC. The Global Supply Chain department is seeking a highly motivated Buyer I, dependent on experience, to join their Global Supply Chain Team to support multiple tasks within the procurement function in support of client projects and corporate activities. Focus areas include coordination of quotes, issuing purchase orders to suppliers, tracking open orders, and resolution of order issues. 

As a new state of the art facility, you will be a pioneer of our organization. If you meet our qualifications, find joy in doing this type of work for partners and towards treatment for patients, and would like to be part of an inclusive, agile, and learning culture - we would like to hear from you!

Performs other relevant duties as assigned.
Works with Accounts Payable on supplier invoice issues or discrepancies.
Ensures compliance with purchasing policies, GMP requirements, and ethics guidelines.
Supports requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) processes for new spend areas.
Conducts product, price, and lead time research to assist internal stakeholders.
Helps identify actual and potential delivery issues. Expedites materials or identifies alternatives, as needed, to meet production and inventory targets and ensuring there are no production shortages.
Acts as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement-related problems.
Communicates order issues (delays, backorders, damage, etc.) with internal customers.
Ensures accurate and timely entry of all ERP/Coupa purchasing parameters.
Issues Purchase Orders (PO) to suppliers through ERP, Coupa software, vendor catalogs, email, and phone.
Reviews and analyzes daily MRP data for materials, equipment, and services requisitions.


Mindset and Behaviors
  • Exemplifies a growth mindset.
  • Thrives in a start-up, agile work environment.
  • Thrives in a diverse, inclusive, team-centric environment.
  • Passionate about learning and open to feedback. 
  • Believes in shared accountability across functions and levels.
  • Described as curious, organized, resourceful, and thoughtful.
  • Operates to the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Adheres to quality standards set by regulations and Abzena policies, procedures, and mission.
Must-Have Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in procurement.
  • 1 year minimum experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Understanding of leading ERP/MRP systems (e.g., SAP, JDE, Infor, IFS). IFS preferred.
  • Potential to learn procure-to-pay software (e.g., Coupa, Ariba, Jaggaer). Coupa preferred.
  • Desire to experience working in a manufacturing, pharmaceutical and/or GMP facility.
  • Must have the ability to multitask, prioritize, and finish projects and tasks within deadlines.
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, and adaptable.

Physical Requirements   
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to frequently lift and or move objects up to 20 pounds. Must have the ability to stand/walk during entire length of shift. Use of arms, hands and fingers to handle, feel or reach. Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual abilities include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and ability to focus. 

Great Benefits:
100% Employer Paid Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits
100% Employer Paid Basic Life & AD&D, Short-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program
5% 401k Employer Contribution through Fidelity
23 Days of Paid Time Off, increasing to 28 days after 5 years of employees
Tuition Fee Reimbursement up to $5, 250 per year for degree, certification, development programs

Abzena is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, parental status, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.