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Job: Buyer I, Alcami, Wilmington, NC

General Information

Job title:
Buyer I
Job location:
Wilmington, NC  28405 United States
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Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Position Summary

The Buyer I is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by purchasing and negotiating primarily non-manufacturing routine materials, equipment and supplies from vendors.  The Buyer I evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers.  The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.


Essential Functions

  • Examines select and process approved requisitions in the ERP system.

  • Processes phone, fax or web based orders.

  • Confirms payment terms with supplier and processes any special terms such as prepayment and wire transfers as needed.

  • Updates ERP purchase order with supplier confirmations and notifies end users of any delays or errors in the information.

  • Scans in supplier confirmations and attaches to associated purchase order documents in the ERP system.

  • Prioritizes the work load and allocates time as efficiently as possible to fulfill the requests of multiple departments at multiple sites.

  • Communicates to suppliers clearly and concisely all expectations of the purchased goods, including part numbers, pricing, delivery times and payment terms.

  • Completes credit application from new suppliers when requested.

  • Communicates potential or current order problems with end users and offers possible resolutions.

  • Works with Buyer II and Senior Buyer to process the data input of inventory materials to the ERP system.

  • Informs Purchasing Manager of problems or issues as they arise.

  • Performs credit card reconciliation.

  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.


Education and Experience

  • Associate’s Degree with 0 – 2+ years of related experience required; OR

  • High School diploma with 4+ years of related experience. 


Alcami Non-Negotiables

  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.

  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.

  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.

  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.


Alcami Core Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.

  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.

  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.

  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.

  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.

  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.


Functional Competencies

  • General knowledge of accounting, inventory and production practices required.

  • Ability to research and solve order/delivery issues.

  • Excellent data entry skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with organizational skills required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.

  • Knowledge in web based procurement preferred.


Travel Requirements

  • Up to 5% travel required.



What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities

  • Profit sharing bonus plan

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave

  • Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances


Job Requirements

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(Job number: 3947762)
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