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Posted 5 February by Thermofisher Featured Ended

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to work as part of the Supply Chain team managing a portfolio of a wide range of laboratory consumables including working with key suppliers. You will work to the inventory plan in order to maximise customer satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure service level targets (fill rate and availability) are met.
  • Ensure the inventory plan is followed and that targets are met.
  • Effectively manage all purchasing and associated operational aspects of inventory management.
  • Establish and build effective relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders within the business.
  • Manage the execution of purchase orders for a portfolio of suppliers in accordance with the planning and scheduling calendar.
  • Track Shipments of purchase orders and take necessary actions in case of unusual delay.
  • Manage the data flow through each stage of a purchase order - confirmation, estimated ship date, ASNetc. Provide updates to changed delivery dates.
  • Track the indicators of dead/excess stock and take the necessary actions to reduce them: Returns, promotions, sales, disposal.
  • Mange the processing of delivery issues from suppliers - short/over/wrong product/damaged etc.
  • Maintain a high level of internal customer service, supporting customer services and other business functions when required.
  • Manage the implications of short dated stock, supplier contract conditions and compliance/regulatory issues associated with the supplier portfolio.


  • Knowledge and experience of purchasing/inventory management, preferably in a distribution environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of inventory management systems and methods.
  • MS Excel intermediate level.
  • Data manipulation and analytical ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to apply in communications with internal/external business partners.
  • High level of organizational and time management skills.
  • Sense of urgency and priority.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently take ownership of initiatives and drive execution.

Please be advised that this is a one year fixed term contract.

Required skills

  • Inventory Management
  • Purchase Orders

Reference: 34397458

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