Heredia, CRI
hace 6 días

Job Summary

The Buyer is responsible for purchasing customer specific and Core replenishment inventory to meet service level and inventory investment goals.

Responsible for building maintenance and office / warehouse supplies.

The buyer is responsible for all aspects of daily order management of these materials including procuring, planning, and expediting.

The buyer collaborates with the sales team and customers to insure we have the correct products in the correct quantities to meet all customer requirements for their critical materials.

Buyer supports all new business stocking requests from sales team. Following corporate DOA for

purchases, the buyer exercises considerable latitude in determining when to commit VWR financial

resources. Buyers must use sound judgment in determining immediate objectives and prioritizing

workload and can solve complex problems with innovation and ingenuity.


  • Reviews daily SAP planning system buying recommendations to maintain inventory and service levels on replenishment and stock out items.
  • Plans inventory against forecast / demand. Makes corrections to inventory levels via forecast error reduction.
  • Releases POs through SAP automatically and manually.
  • Reviews stock status reports. Evaluates stock levels and authorizes changes in forecasting.
  • Establishes vendor inventory goals and monitors vendor performance.
  • Maintains high service level fill rates and high inventory turns / DSI ratio.
  • Contacts suppliers to expedite open purchase orders and updates the system.
  • Processes stocking requests, standing orders, lost business and forecast changes in Logility.
  • Manages new business stock request database for tracking and follow-up to agreements.
  • Manages Customer specific inventory on TX items, CIR consignment and pre-reservation. Secures commitment letters and approvals on customer specific inventory or inventory of risk.
  • Controls slow moving, expired and excess inventory levels.
  • Negotiates and processes excess inventory returns to vendors or stock transfers to other VWR RDCs.
  • Manages Health CR specific import requirements for Class A precursors, Drug Establishment products and NHP products, with appropriate import permits, monthly reconciliations and annual reporting.
  • Investigates and resolves price discrepancies, packaging issues, and provides customer support to the fulfillment centers and suppliers.
  • Monitors and controls facility related vendors and services.
  • Manages ordering and replenishment of office and warehouse supplies.
  • Coordinates facility maintenance operations
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • QUALIFICATIONS (Education / Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Mathematics, Logistics preferred
  • 2+ year work experience in procurement
  • One-year inventory planning and forecasting experience, a plus
  • APICS certification, a plus
  • KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Fully Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Proficient in MS office suite (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Formal problem-solving training highly desirable, i.e. Six Sigma
  • Strong analytical and mathematical aptitude
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. Focus oriented with attention to detail
  • Solid negotiating skills
  • Ability to work independently without oversight
  • Experience with multiple SKUs.
  • Ability to understand forecast and planning models

    Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

    Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

    A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

    Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing,

    bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 25 lbs.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.

    They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.

    They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

    Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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