Buyer

| Chicago

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.


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.


Qualifications:

Must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain, operations or business
  • 2-3 years 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, NetSuiteP
  • APICS certification(s) such as CPIM or CSCP
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Location

600 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Tempus

What makes someone successful on your team?

We value creativity in ideation, autonomy in execution, and a healthy tendency to always question the status quo.

Ash

Lead Data Scientist

What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
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Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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