Buyer II


CA-Los Angeles, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Purchasing/Procurement
Req Id:  460329

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

This is a Hybrid work schedule based out of our Los Angeles, CA office.


Responsible for the planning, ordering, and expediting of assigned commodities/work centers, GPO plasma centers, corporate departments and labs. This includes responsibilities for soft goods/inventoried items and managing the buyer exception report, as applicable.                                                                


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with suppliers to expedite orders and resolve discrepancies.                               
  • Involved in supporting supplier sourcing, product standardization, and order management activities. Perform total price and cost analysis on vendor quotations and proposals.                        
  • Develop and execute formal SOW, RFI and RFQ processes.                                                                    
  • Effectively source and manage vendors, resulting in top quality products and services at optimum pricing. Manage vendor performance.                                                            
  • Manages complex projects for GPO such as, but not limited to, IT Projects, center openings/remodels, RCEs, etc.                                                            
  • Maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers. Serve as liaison with PO requisitioner (donor center personnel, Corporate employees), Accounting, Accounts Payable and/or vendor to resolve any issues.                                                             
  • Works with internal customers and vendors to determine product requirements and/or replacements for non-GMP items. E.g. discontinues IT equipment, new SRM material requirements, etc. Evaluate purchase options based upon cost, timeliness required and/or competitive bidding. Will present cost analysis and savings to management for review.                           
  • Involvement in rolling out Purchasing initiatives such as SRM roll out, training of donor centers, etc. Assist the department in creating, implementing and training on new processes with centers and other internal customers.                                                                 
  • Provide recommendations to support business goals and identify areas of savings and cost opportunities.                                                                   
  • Establish contracts for services and materials and manage as required. May assist in negotiating, completing and filing contracts.                                                                     
  • Ensures communication and compliance to policies and procedures in a decentralized environment.                                                             
  • Review and execute purchase orders for soft goods/inventoried items. Manages all activities associated with inventoried materials from order placement to tracking to filing claims. Responsibilities also include monitoring and resolving DMS error messages.                              
  • Manages all activities such as material master updates, material number creation, info record updates, form updates, tax updates, etc. for all SAP materials such as indirect materials (SRM), soft goods, inventoried materials, etc.                                                                   
  • Enter Corporate requested and manual requisition purchase orders in SAP, as required. May also enter Purchase Orders from SRM in SAP.                                                                        
  • Responsible for all RCE projects for assigned locations.                                                            
  • Manage special projects as they are identified.                                                            
  • Serves as Back-Up to Purchaser               


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented team player with proven negotiating abilities and outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • ERP implementation/system knowledge (preferably SAP).
  • Contract development and contract management experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated cost savings and project management experience. E
  • xcellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work on several projects and/or projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with personnel at all levels.
  • Requires use of initiative and independent judgment.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
  • Excellent customer service skills.                           


Education and Experience:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent experience. Professional certification strongly preferred (C.P.M., CPSM, CPSD, CIPM, CIRM).                                                            
  • 5 years of related experience.   
  • Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.  Example:  If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Occupation Demands:

Work is performed in an office. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.   Occasionally walks. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Occasionally drives to site locations and occasional travel within the United States. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals.  Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on issues.  Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues.         


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Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-Los Angeles:US401 - LA CA-Headquarters 


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