Job Title: Buyer/Materials Coordinator
Date Posted: 09-27-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston North
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Viacell
Company Website:
Contact Information: Viacell   Viacell (
Job Description:

         Drives receiving, delivery and shipping programs.

         Processes associated documentation for all activities for GMP environment, Lab and
Office Supplies.

         Purchase Order Placement for all Viacell faciltities 

         Insures material arrives according to Company schedules and timelines.

         Responsible for inventory accuracy for Clinical Trial raw materials and collection
kit components

         Assists in development of an FDA approved system to order and process GMP raw

         Regularly interacts with QS, Production, Lab, Program Management, Accounts Payable,
Marketing and Sales as it relates to either Company goals and/or Company policies

         Interfaces with IT for a variety of projects such as the roll out of the Requisition
system.  a receiving procedure that permits People Soft to provide an Open purchase order
system and invoice matching.

         Facilitates the development of Material Specifications for GMP raw material with
Production and QS teams.

         Trains employees on the use of People Soft Requisition system.

         Item/Vendor sourcing for GMP and Lab materials and equipment

         Negotiates vendor terms and contractsProvides input and reviews Departmental SOPs

         Participates in meetings as a team member for a variety of critical Company events
such as  Clinical Trial CB001, shutdowns, collection kits.

         Calculates and reports monthly inventory values for collection kits.

         Assists Purchasing and Materials Management Supervisor in the development of an FDA
approved inventory tracking system.



         BA/BS degree desired

         Must have experience in PeopleSoft 

         Materials Management experience:  Purchasing, Inventory, Planning, Receiving,

         Accounting skills

         Biological/Scientific background of benefit

         Ability to thrive in a high-performing, fast paced organization with limited

         Demonstrated organization and execution skills.

         Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with all levels of
professionals both internally and externally. 

         Strong verbal and written communication skills.

         Resourceful, self-motivated and detail-oriented.

         Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines.
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