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Buyer I

Menlo Park, CA

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GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop and commercialize pioneering products for the early detection of cancer. The company is located in Menlo Park, California and Hong Kong. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit ****GRAIL has an excellent opportunity for a Buyer. This position will report directly to our Purchasing Manager and will support both the R&D and Operations teams. In this role, you will work closely with your finance and facilities teammates to process orders, track orders and deliveries, interact with vendors, negotiate pricing and implement internal material tracking systems.
As a Buyer, you will also interact heavily with the finance and accounting team on invoices and accounts payable and assist with defining workflows and requirements for our ERP system implementation team.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment, have a talent for developing and implementing processes within a growing organization and become a valuable partner to all of our internal customers.
You Will:
Purchase scientific equipment from a wide range of suppliers
Negotiate with vendors on common item discounts, shipping, terms, exclusives, RTVs, credits, etc.
Purchase and negotiating standard consumables and lab supplies, services, and other company requirements
Place orders via the web, email, and phone
Your Background Should Include:
2-5 years experience in a comparable procurement role
Experience purchasing for a fast-growing biotech or scientific lab environment
Ability to independently source alternative suppliers for faster delivery or better pricing
Familiarity with commonly-known sources and suppliers of laboratory supplies, consumables, and chemicals is a plus
Knowledge of the various shipping options, carriers and alternate methods such as drop shipping
Experience with a software-based purchasing systems
Experience with an ERP system, i.e. NetSuite, SAP, Point Purchasing
Experience working with Accounts Payable and Finance departments to resolve invoicing and payment discrepancies
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Demonstrated skills in problem identification, analysis, and resolution
Demonstrated ability to assess needs, and ability to assist in training co-workers on systems and software
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
Intermediate computer skills and ability to learn new applications
Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative or team setting

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