Buyer at Tempus (Chicago, IL)

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Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. The new and rapidly growing supply chain team at Tempus is passionate about supporting this effort and is searching for a new buyer to assist procure the necessary supplies for a growing facility and operation.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage purchasing for subset of Tempus laboratories’ supply, service and fixed asset requirements including sourcing, quotation and purchasing.
  • Process purchase orders within ERP system (NetSuite) and follow up with vendors and internal customers as necessary until goods are delivered.
  • Resolve supplier issues if deliveries are defective or incorrect.
  • Establish trust and build effective business relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders for short and long term partnership.
  • Assist in sourcing RFQ efforts among multiple suppliers and negotiate optimal cost.
  • Coordinate rush orders with suppliers as needed.
  • Develop and maintain list of alternate item recommendations for plastic consumables.
  • Aid supply chain planning function in creating, presenting and providing qualitative feedback on vendor report cards.
  • Understand cost drivers in the biotechnology space and help drive cost control efforts.
  • Assist in periodic running, creation and improvement of supply chain ERP reports related to purchase orders, purchase history, etc.
  • Maintain any necessary pricing information in NetSuite, ensuring quotes for inventory items are up to date.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts in the purchasing department and help develop best practice process documentation.
  • Provide backup on inventory control efforts if needed.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and vendor business reviews as needed.
  • Lead vendor setup and onboarding process as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain, operations or business
  • At least 2 years of experience working within a supply chain purchasing or related department
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite
  • Experience working directly with vendor sales and/or customer service to resolve issues
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate information from several departments
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency 
  • Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to perform other supply chain related functions as necessary
  • Great written, verbal and interpersonal skills for vendors and customers

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience working in an ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, NetSuite
  • APICS certification(s) such as CPIM or CSCP








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Location

Our Chicago office is located in downtown River North. Right on the river and close to neighborhoods like Fulton Market, Central Business District, Lincoln Park, and Streeterville, it's a lively area with convenient transportation access and is home to many bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Tempus

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The casual setting here in the Chicago office makes everyone less intimidating and more approachable. It's nice to be in an environment where our day-to-day work actually makes a difference, I feel valued. Tempus is also great at welcoming everyone with different backgrounds.

Alexis

Clinical Lab Associate

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I collaborate with various hiring teams on a daily basis. Through weekly meetings, strategic planning, events, and messaging, hiring teams and I have built a collaborative hiring process and have become trusted partners to bring top talent to Tempus. We rely on honest communication, shared goals, and the right tools to set us up for success!

Emma

Recruiter

How does the company support your career growth?

I am always looking for the next opportunity to grow my career, and Tempus has a wealth of opportunities in many departments. Through emerging leaders programs and ongoing conversations with my managers, Tempus has always been supportive in guiding me to find work that is fun, interesting, and maximizes my potential.

Aaron

Senior Operations Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of the things that molded my growth was seeing how much thought goes into the decisions, and how much leadership seeks feedback from the people around them, to help understand the impact of decision-making. Just being a sponge in the room is inspiring. I adapted the styles of many leaders here and use that to create my own leadership style.

Anita

Laboratory Operations Manager

What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
All staff in Tempus’ laboratories are subject to Tempus’ separate laboratory PTO policies.
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours

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