IPSEJP00000056 Accounts Payable Specialist

  • Location
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Category
    Buyer / Purchasing
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Title: Buyer

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type: Contract

Duties: Responsible for the execution of procurement activities, in accordance with company policies, for direct materials and supplies used in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations at Cambridge Manufacturing Site.


  • Be the primary supplier-facing role at the Ipsen Cambridge Manufacturing site
  • Manage all Procure-to-Pay activities for the site, including but not limited to: conversion of purchase requisitions to purchase orders, ensuring all purchase requisitions and purchase orders are approved in a timely manner, communicating purchase orders to vendors, receiving / documenting purchase order confirmations, update of SAP system with purchase order changes, and resolving invoice issues with accounts payable team.
  • Coordinate with supplier quality various aspects of the vendor change notification process
  • Manage blanket ordering activities, supplier contract changes, and PO expedite requests from the site
  • Liaise with various other departments to ensure direct material availability to support manufacturing schedule, attending status update meetings with analysis of various purchasing reports (GR/IR Issues, Overdue PO’s, etc.)
  • Support transfer of purchasing data and contracts to additional sites, as needed
  • Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Engineering, Business or related field
  • Minimum 5 years purchasing experience with proven operational purchasing skills in a regulated environment, biotech or pharmaceutical is preferred.
  • Extensive experience working with SAP purchasing transaction codes / troubleshooting
  • Ability to develop accurate and timely reports, presentations and metrics
  • MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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