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Buyer, Supply Management

Company: Biolife Plasma Services
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge. Job Description About BioLife Plasma Services Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we'll support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment. This position is currently classified as "hybrid" (not virtual) in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy & will be based/located in Bannockburn, IL. BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Positions Collaborates and provides support to a network of 190+ Plasma Center locations, in relation to supply chain operations and analytics.
  • Responsible to provide analytical support to the operations function under minimal supervision.
  • Incumbent proactively participates in processes improvement initiatives and makes recommendations for system refinements within the operations function. ACCOUNTABILITIES
    • Place purchase orders as needed for; new center openings, centers and 3rd party collections
    • Create cost saving opportunities through competitive bidding, negotiations, etc., while maintaining ethical practices and win-win outcomes for both parties.
    • Works closely with other functions to represent the business needs of the operations function.
    • Represents the operation function in the area of information technology and systems.
    • Develop understanding of all relevant purchasing/logistics processes to manage day-to-day activities such as open POs and inventory levels.
    • Supports program evaluation efforts and identifies opportunities for process improvement
    • Identify and initiate efforts to improve all facets of the demand planning and ordering processes.
    • Collaborate on improving Operations performance, productivity, efficiency, and profitability.
    • Performs cost benefit analysis for supplier efficiency programs and other supply chain projects that may affect Supply Chain KPIs
    • Coordinates across multiple organization and departments and responsible for communication of relevant information DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
      • Online platform knowledge such as: Ariba, SAP preferred.
      • Proficient in Microfost products including: Excel and Word.
      • Ability to build strong relationships with strong technology application and analytical skills.Leadership Skills
        • Integrity
        • Fairness
        • Honesty
        • Putting the Patient at the Center
        • Building Trust with Society
        • Reinforcing our Reputation
        • Developing the Business
        • Effective Coaching and Counseling Skills
        • PerseveranceDecision-making and Autonomy
          • Ability to make decisions quickly with centers and vendors.
          • Ability to drive decisions through Influence.Interaction
            • Good communication skills with various center and corporate teams.
            • Strong capability to engage, communicate and work effectively with individuals of varying job levels, geographic locations and dispositions.Innovation
              • Ability to work in current systems and provide feedback on making those systems better.Complexity
                • Ability to multi-task day to day tasks.
                • Ability to break down complex situations into managable pieces
                • Conceptualizes big picture and considers upstream and downstream impact of decisions EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Essential:
                  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
                  • Minimum of 3-5 years relatable professional experience.Desired:
                    • Three or more years of experience with: Database Management, Distribution/Supply operations, and Inventory/Order management systems such as Ariba, SAP.
                    • Associates Degree ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (
                      • FLSA - Exempt
                      • Agreeable up to 5% US-Domestic TravelEEO Statement Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law. Locations Bannockburn, IL Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time

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