Procurement & Logistics Officer

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Introduction to the role

We are seeking a highly motivated Procurement & Logistics Officer with great inter-personal skills who could complement our dynamic and growing company!

With our 17 year history as a pioneer in biomarker services, Synexa Life Sciences has become a recognized global leader in complex biomarker and bioanalytical services. We enjoy a reputation for scientific leadership & innovation, while offering challenging and rewarding careers to the best scientists in the industry.

Our laboratories are staffed by highly experienced scientists and equipped with state-of-the-art technology platforms enabling us to take on projects from anywhere in the world. Our administrative offices provide client-centric support to ensure your project is completed on time and according to specifications. We serve customers across the globe via our dedicated staff who are based in: Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Ireland, South Africa and Maryland USA.

We pride ourselves in identifying, implementing, and integrating optimum analytical and data insight methodologies, to contribute to the furtherment of scientific knowledge. This translates to better management and treatment of health conditions, ultimately, shaping a better world.

Job Purpose

Forming part of the Shared Services dept., the Procurement and Logistics officer oversees and performs the company’s procurement and logistics activities that includes the receipt of stock/biological samples, under the guidance of the Senior Procurement Officer and Procurement manager.

DUTIES may include, but are not limited to:

  • Read, write, review and update standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Identify suitable suppliers/vendors based on company needs.
  • Initiate vendor account application as needed.
  • Maintain good relations with vendors/evaluation and review of vendors (approval).
  • Receive and manage incoming orders/courier requests.
  • Request quotes, Issue Purchase Orders, manage shipments (timelines/document management).
  • Review of products and services to suit company needs.
  • Place orders/ETA request and management.
  • Receive stock/Biological Samples, e.g. using a database/LIMS.
  • Manage Delivery Notes/Good Received Vouchers.
  • Develop/maintain accurate purchase and inventory records.
  • Stock take: Participate, oversee and manage outcomes.
  • Preparing budgets, performing cost analysis and reports for review
  • Preparing purchase plans, cost review
  • Maintaining the supplier database

Qualifications & Experience

  • Diploma or degree in procurement/logistics.
  • Three to five years’ experience in relevant field.
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge or experience working with laboratory related materials, products and equipment.
  • Strong background using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other software platforms.
  • Position level will be determined based on skills, education & experience.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational, strong sense of teamwork and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to handle pressure, interact and function in a highly productive work environment.
  • Flexible, adaptable to new tasks and challenges.
  • Ability to work independently, pay attention to detail and think critically is a must.
  • Ability to maintain composure and focus on situations of ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Communication skills: should be fluent in English (read, written, spoken).

Please note: Should you not receive any feedback from us within two weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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