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Procurement Specialist

Company: Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:



Procurement Specialist

Corporate Statement

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a privately owned global leader in the manufacturing of generic drug products, over-the-counter (OTC) drug products and medical devices. Nephron's products are sterile, preservative and additive free and proudly made in the USA! We are headquartered in West Columbia, South Carolina, with additional distribution centers in Kentucky and Arizona. Our location provides the ability to develop new devices and medications including respiratory therapies, ophthalmics, and injectables, for in-house or contract manufacturing opportunities. The facility utilizes completely automated manufacturing, packaging, and distribution systems, in addition to high volume and redundant utility systems, to ensure production system availability. Nephron specializes in Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) manufacturing, a niche technology that allows a vial of medication to be formed, filled and sealed in a continuous process, in a sterile, enclosed environment and without human intervention.

As an industry leader in product safety and quality, Nephron produces a variety of inhalation solutions, and has distributed over 1 billion doses of respiratory medication per year since 2009. Nephron is currently working on research and development projects that include over 50 new products. The company's longstanding relationships with major drug wholesalers allow us to distribute our products to retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, hospitals, home care companies, and long term care facilities. Nephron has a sales force that covers all fifty states and Puerto Rico, with additional sales channels throughout South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Nephron exists to provide top-quality, affordable medications to everyone.

Position Summary:

* The Procurement Specialist analyzes costs, negotiates contract details, and offers strategies and solutions to help better manage costs on supplies and vendor services. Additional duties include managing inventory, placing purchase orders, tracking orders, resolving issues concerning price disputes, and making bids for a vendor's services.

Primary Accountabilities:

NOTE: The primary accountabilities and knowledge, skills and abilities listed below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents' performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents' immediate supervisor or manager.

* Responsible for new vendor set up, including pricing agreements and payment terms. Ensures efficient operation of the supply chain with the objective of improving quality, price, and supplier service
* Ensures that all purchase orders, supplier numbers, part numbers/descriptions, corrections and maintenance of the computer system are performed accurately
* Informs suppliers of item rejections, as well as finalizes settlements with respect to reimbursement and/or replacement
* Continuously reviews existing pricing and negotiating savings
* In partnership with internal stakeholders and departments, tracks usage as well as on hand inventory for production and warehousing through existing automated and manual tools
* Performs other duties as assigned or apparent

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, or data analytics preferred
* Computers skills necessary; experience with inventory management and demand planning preferred
* Solid communication and interpersonal relationship skills required
* Specific expertise, skills, and knowledge within procurement gained through education, course work, and experience preferred
* Ability to manage a multitude of resources while maintaining accurate and current with data and information
* Ability and willingness to change direction and focus to meet shifting organizational and business demands
* Ability to create and contribute to environment that values people, encourages trust, teamwork, and open communication, and provides participation, learning, feedback and recognition.
* Ability to effectively manage one self, demonstrates integrity, be productive under pressure, and achieve development goals.
* Position requires bending, typing, climbing, lifting, reaching, standing, sitting (60%), walking, and hearing.
* Salary range: Based on experience
* Hours of Work: primarily business hours, Monday through Friday; with ability to work on nights and weekends as company need arises.
* EEO Statement:

Nephron is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, mental or physical disability of a qualified individual, veteran or military status, pregnancy, marital status, familial status, genetic information, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local law.

Nephron Pharmaceuticals is a drug free workplace.

Keywords: Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp, Columbia , Procurement Specialist, Other , West Columbia, South Carolina

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