Thermo Fisher Scientific Purchasing Coordinator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Company Information

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands – Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com at http://www.thermofisher.com/ .

Position Summary:

Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for supporting the transactional activities related to the management of the supplier. Such activities include expediting open orders, completing cost variances, rectifying shipment discrepancies, resolving non catalog item cost variances and updating costs. Purchasing Coordinator will have responsibility for purchase order placement, handling all inquiries related to these products, and following up with supply base to assure delivery expectations are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing and releasing customer direct ship orders and non-catalog orders for assigned suppliers.

  • Primary contact to the customer service team and facilities/distribution team to fulfill customer needs.

  • Following up and resolving supplier generated requests and inquiries to ensure a continuous supply chain.

  • Purchase Orders Reconciliation – Review and process files and follow up with supplier for missing information.

  • Lead Times – Responsible for reaching out and following up with supplier to ensure lead time files are returned and processed for system updates.

Cost Variance - Process all orders with cost variance discrepancies in a timley manner

  • Dead , Dying Excess- responsible for reaching out and following up with supplier to ensure return files are received and processed.

  • Receiving discrepancies – works with DC team and vendor to resolve receiving discrepancies in a timely manner.

  • Expedites past due purchase orders and works backlog reports to obtain current shipping information.

  • Super Stock DQA past due not invoiced - Obtain shipping information (estimated receipt date and quantities) for top DQA items.

  • Top Items impacting service with past due not invoiced - Obtain shipping information (estimated receipt date and quantities) for top items impacting service performance.

  • Address “On Order No BO report” with supplier and have orders closed to reduce dead inventory risk.

  • Reviews, processes and handles all inquiries for direct ship and non catalog purchases in accordance with supplier policies.

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with Supplier Performance Analyst while being able to escalate issues that do not involve transactional resolution (process changes, long term issues, etc).

  • Address all adhoc requests regarding order issues in a timely manner

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma Required. College degree preferred.

  • 1- 3 years Purchasing , Customer Service, or related experience

  • Flexible with demonstrated ability to multi-task

  • Sense of priority and urgency

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Extremely Organized

  • Looks at change in a positive manner.

  • Promotes good attitude and teamwork.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • High School Diploma Required. College degree preferred.

  • 1- 3 years Purchasing , Customer Service, or related experience

  • Flexible with demonstrated ability to multi-task

  • Sense of priority and urgency

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Extremely Organized

  • Looks at change in a positive manner.

  • Promotes good attitude and teamwork.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.