Cambrex Buyer in Charles City, Iowa


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If you’re looking for a dynamic career move, look no further.

Cambrex is an innovative life sciences company with a refreshingly human approach. Driven by passion, our pharmaceutical products, expertise and technologies are accelerating small molecule therapeutics into the market to help businesses grow.

  • We are tried and trusted across branded and generic API markets

  • We put all of our energy and experience into being a partner of choice

  • Our people are the experts customers enjoy working with

Headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Cambrex supports its customers worldwide with a network of API R&D and cGMP manufacturing facilities across the US and Europe.

As the number one contract manufacturing organization (CMO) for small molecule APIs in the USA and one of the fastest growing CMOs in Europe, we are leading the way in terms of small molecule API development and manufacturing. Not only that, our passionate people love what they do and always go the extra mile for our customers.

Create a better world at Cambrex

Known for our manufacturing excellence, experience and innovative science, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal – to improve quality of life for our customers’ patients across the world.

Cambrex Charles City, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cambrex and develops and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients, fine chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates for a wide range of applications.

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Cambrex Charles City, Inc. is seeking a Buyer to work at our manufacturing plant in Charles City, Iowa who shares the values and principles that characterize who we are and how we work. It's time to join our world-class team, if the following

The Buyer reports to the Director, Material Resources.

Job ResponsibilitiesJob responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Procurement through requisition conversion to purchase order whether for a product or a service or for raw materials purchases, order entry from the suggested orders report. Order placement by telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail, or any combination of these.

  • Follow-up with vendors providing the goods or the service to CambrexCharlesCity.

  • New Product Code set-up for raw materials into the business system.

  • Relaying of cost updates received through suppliers of price increases and decreases, this needs to be reported to CambrexCharlesCity as soon as they become available.

  • Negotiation of goods or services to be delivered or given to Cambrex Charles City Inc.

  • Work with the Sourcing Specialist and act as back-up for Sourcing Specialist in their absence.

  • Host vendor visits and meetings.

  • Work with the Planner and act as back-up for Production Planner in their absence.

All employees are required to adhere to EPA, DEA, FDA, and cGMP regulations as they relate to the operation of the company; and to adhere to all company safety rules and procedures. All employees are expected to report to work regularly and promptly. Other duties relating to departmental mission, not specifically detailed in this section may be assigned.

Skills, Education, & Qualifications Required

  • High school diploma required. Associate degree in business management or related field or Bachelor degree beneficial.

  • 1-3 years office experience preferable as a Buyer in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience negotiating pricing, contracts, or other services.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge or experience with chemical or pharmaceutical intermediates and related manufacturing equipment will be beneficial.

  • Proficient in windows based environment including word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs.

    Applicants should send a resume to Human Resources indicating their interest and qualifications. M/F/D/V

Key Words:PurchasingManufacturingGeneral office skillsInvoicing

Job Location

Charles City, Iowa, United States

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