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Purchasing Associate at Lonza Inc.

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. 

Our vision:

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission:

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?


Job Description Summary

Purchasing Associate

The Purchasing Associate will be responsible for a variety of supply chain tasks, especially related to the initiation of purchase orders, which help us to assure the timely delivery of products for the business.  The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring proper vendor management, assisting with vendor sourcing and working with a multi-disciplinary operational team and departments regarding purchasing functions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Purchasing materials, supplies, equipment, and services while maintaining inventory and vendor accounts information in conjunction with accounting department.

  • Communicates with suppliers to place orders, expedite deliveries, solve invoicing discrepancies, arrange returns, notify of complaints/rejections, obtain shipping/forwarding information, obtain pricing and availability information,.

  • Obtains/creates sourcing information and keeps specifications and/or catalog information in ERP system up to date.

  • Ensures master data is accurate and maintained within ERP system. Works with QA on vendor qualifications.

  • Works closely and communicates with all requisitioning departments and personnel to coordinate delivery scheduled

    Education Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree preferred


Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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