• Buyer

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Req No.
    Manufacturing Operations, Facilities & Security
    Regular Full-Time
  • Summary of Major Responsibilities

    The Buyer is responsible for the procurement of raw materials across all areas of Exact Sciences business including but not limited to Research, Development, Operations and Services. Other areas of focus include supply recommendations from approved suppliers list, supporting departments in determination of the most suitable product or service to meet their needs, and following documented purchasing methods to meet quality and financial requirements. The Buyer will also be responsible for maintaining delivery dates, communicating changes of delivery schedules to end users, expediting orders, and resolving discrepancies in orders and deliveries.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Purchase order management through managing the entire purchase order process including appropriate documentation, data entry, submission, order expediting, and reconciliation of related issues
    • Support of continuous improvement within the ERP/MRP system and other systems utilized by the supply chain team
    • Maintaining ERP item master purchasing and planning attributes for buy items
    • Routing supplier material change notifications for review and assessment by expanded cross functional teams and coordinating actions and follow up as a result of the review
    • Identifying and communicating changes in schedules and delivery with applicable teams and end users to achieve resolution
    • Following documented procedures and completing training on time
    • Preparing reports, metrics, and data summaries as requested
    • Performing other related duties and special projects as assigned by management
    • Assisting other department personnel in determining the most suitable product or service to meet their needs in accordance with documented processes and approved suppliers
    • Assisting accounts payable team with timely resolution and information gathering related to invoicing discrepancies or concerns


    Mandatory Skills

    • Experience with MRP/ERP systems
    • Strong attention-to-detail
    • Proven ability to work effectively in team situations as well as independently
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, frequently changing and evolving environment
    • Check requisitions for completeness and clarity, obtain any missing information if needed to support clear Purchase order generation
    • Keep Purchasing or Supply Chain Manager informed of all activities
    • Ensure appropriate approvals are obtained on either the requisition or purchase order to support order placement

     Preferred Qualifications

    • Minimum of 2-3 years of purchasing experience or ability to demonstrate Buyer skill sets
    • Experience in a Biotech/Pharmaceutical or regulated manufacturing environment preferred
    • APICS CPIM certification
    • Experience with SAP

     Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Two or more years related work experience

     Physical Requirements

    • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time
    • Ability to sit for an extended period of time
    • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees in person, via the telephone or by email


    Exact Sciences is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. The Company’s affirmative action program is available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. 


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