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Avantor, Inc. Purchasing Assistant in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Avantor Services offers a broad variety of on-site Laboratory support services for major pharmaceutical companies and works collaboratively with the client to provide resource to deliver core scientific activities.

We are looking for a Purchasing Assistant to support us with all buying activities, based at one of our key customer sites in Cambridge.

What you'll do on a day to day basis:

  • Support the purchasing of capital equipment and consumables for new and existing facilities across new and existing Sites in the UK, US, and Sweden

  • Manage the buying process from start to finish, from confirmation of the client’s requirements through to delivery and completion while providing regular updates to key stakeholders

  • Resolve or escalate complex queries from stakeholders or vendors relating to the procurement process and project delivery alignments

  • Liaise with our client’s procurement teams and budget holders

  • Collate, update and maintain trackers for all laboratory equipment demand, as well as trackers for on-going projects and reporting

  • Liaise with AZ procurement and external suppliers to leverage best price and proactively manage consignment stock

  • Procurement of specialist products using AZ’s COUPA platform

  • Broad understanding of products and keeping up to date with external benchmarks

  • Regular reviews with customers to ensure, right products are stocked

  • Resolve or escalate complex queries from stakeholders or vendors relating to the procurement process

  • Proactively identify and support operational efficiencies by implementing process improvements

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Proven excellent customer service focus and ability to work collaboratively

  • Clear and concise written and spoken communication skills along with good presentation skills

  • Good problem-solving capability and confidence to react promptly to deliver the best service possible

  • Good time-management skills, ability to be flexible and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis

What we offer:

Here at Avantor, we focus on you. Along with a competitive salary, bonus and other benefits such as industry-leading private healthcare and dental scheme, we will offer you a modern environment where you can feel at ease while gaining practical experience, expanding your knowledge, and focusing on your personal growth.

We will use the personal information that you have submitted to us in order to consider your application for the relevant role.

Your privacy is important to us. Please click here (https://www.avantorsciences.com/en/careers-privacy-policy.html) for our Privacy Policy which explains the purposes for which we will use your personal information and the ways in which we will handle and retain your information. It also explains the rights you have in relation to your information, and how to contact us with any queries or requests.

3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

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We will use the personal information that you have submitted to us in order to consider your application for the relevant role.

Your privacy is important to us. Please click here (https://www.avantorsciences.com/en/careers-privacy-policy.html) for our Privacy Policy which explains the purposes for which we will use your personal information and the ways in which we will handle and retain your information. It also explains the rights you have in relation to your information, and how to contact us with any queries or requests.

3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, www.avantorsciences.com and find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/avantorinc/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/Avantor_News) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Avantorinc/) .

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