Buyer II

Job Locations US-MA-Beverly
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We love automation. We design and build innovative robotic systems and laboratory devices used by pharmaceutical and biotech companies and academic research laboratories. HighRes Biosolutions helps scientists accelerate drug discovery, high throughput genotyping, siRNA screening, next-generation sequencing sample prep, biorepository science and molecular diagnostics with highly flexible, expandable and modular integrated systems, bench-top devices and consumables that are easily configured (and reconfigured) to create research environments conducive to achieving breakthrough results.


The Buyer II will purchase materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization. Evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services.  Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information.  Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a dynamic, team-based environment to reach common objectives with aggressive schedules.


  • Negotiate purchases of required materials and services from approved suppliers. Establish strategies to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues and strengthen supplier relationships.
  • Initiates requests for quotations and proposals, analyzes supplier responses, negotiates and awards orders, and manages post-award supplier activities.
  • Interface with internal customers and external suppliers.
  • Participates in the development of procurement plans related to cost, schedule, quality, delivery, terms and conditions.
  • Establish and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure a high quality, reliable source of supplies and information.
  • Ensure that planning decisions from external customers and suppliers are incorporated to reduce material and product variability.
  • Obtain materials, components and equipment, as required by the production schedule.
  • Expedite orders as necessary.  Identify actual and potential delivery problems and take proactive steps to inform appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain an awareness of materials and procurement concepts.
  • Verify data accuracy (parts numbers, BOMs, Part Costs) in the ERP system
  • Understand and apply MRP reports in ordering parts used in production to ensure appropriate delivery dates.
  • Work with Accounts Payable and Receiving to clear invoice and PO receipt issues.
  • Support immediate manager and peers by anticipating problems, providing input on solutions, reacting productively to change and handling other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
  • At least 3+ years of experience in manufacturing operations with experience purchasing precision machined parts, sheet metal, electro-mechanical commodities.
  • High degree of professional integrity, ethics and confidentiality
  • Experience in buying, supplier relations, material planning and inventory management roles for new products and on-going production
  • Contract manufacturing experience desirable.
  • Product data management and Bills of Materials.
  • Ability to successfully work on multiple projects at once.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to contribute outside of defined job description when necessary.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Strong personal computer skills (including word processing and spreadsheet software skills) and strong grounding in ERP systems and software are required.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is mainly in a business office setting.
  • Sitting and using computers along with occasionally being in manufacturing areas.
  • Drive/fly to vendor locations as needed


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