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Senior Buyer Planner
Raw Materials
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Research Triangle, Durham, NC, USA
Experience Level
  • 5+ years experience in a Supply Chain Planning role, preferably in a Biotechnology, Cell / Gene Therapy or Pharmaceutical environment
  • Bachelor's degree required, MS/MBA preferred
  • Expertise with inventory systems, supply planning and contract manufacturing principles
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using and implementing planning tools including Excel Data Analysis and Modelling
  • Advanced knowledge of MRP (SAP) systems
  • High degree of customer focus (internal/external) and demonstrated collaboration in a team environment
  • Ability to think critically, and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention-to-detail, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ensure controlled flow of raw materials to support start-up and ongoing mfg operations for Beam NC via robust materials planning and purchasing, and oversight of vendor-managed inventory
  • Provide regular forecasts to suppliers to ensure medium to long term supply. Monitor status with suppliers to ensure material orders are filled and delivered as expected
  • Manage PO generation, track and manage open orders, and invoicing approvals for raw material procurement
  • Lead/support new materials readiness with Manufacturing, Quality, Process Development, and Warehouse during facility and process start-up phase
  • Collaborate to support warehouse start up efforts from an inventory management perspective, such as receiving, inspection, putaway, dispensing, Kanban, procedures
  • Proactively identify and mitigate any potential supply interruptions. Develop, document, implement, and continuously improve planning and inventory strategies to ensure raw material availability
  • Report and escalate material supply issues and constraints including root cause analysis, preventive actions, and leading resolution and or building mitigation plans
  • Provide timely updates to stakeholders on the status of readiness activities and related projects
  • Establish, author, and update SOP's as required. Drive CAPAs, change controls, deviations as needed
  • Manage the transition of materials planning into MRP system without any interruptions to supply chain activities
  • Other duties as assigned
Beam Therapeutics

501-1,000 employees