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purchasing Manager

Company: Aptar Group
Location: Congers
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Site Purchasing Pharma NA

Create, Innovate, Deliver Solutions! Aptar Pharma NA is seeking a Purchasing Manager for the Pharma North America site reporting to the Site Director. Aptar Pharma is part of Aptar Group, a global leader with decades of success in the development of health dispensing solutions and drug delivery. Aptar Pharma has been setting the standard for drug delivery medical devices and we continue to break new ground providing innovative devices, components and services that enable the success of our clients and improve the health of patients. If you are curious, enjoy challenges and a fast-paced environment, we are the next step in your career! Be Aptar!

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the enhancement of our technical equipment and materials purchasing activities and procurement process necessary to support a growing company. This is a hands-on and strategic role.

What You Will Do At Aptar Pharma:

  • Develop and implement the overall purchasing strategy and process to support Aptar Pharma NA site and manufacturing operations.
  • Partner to define and implement required guidelines and policies and formalize procedures to ensure compliance with stated policies and controls.
  • Manage the equipment and materials purchasing process including approval and maintenance of vendor information coordination and follow up on open Purchase requisitions and orders.
  • Solicit proposals from vendors and negotiate the best possible pricing and terms.
  • Identify and implement process improvements as needed.
  • Develop reporting tools, metrics and strategies to extend analytical capabilities into the purchasing function evaluating material costs and expenses.
  • Resolve day-to-day issues that arise relating to purchasing and contracts including partnering with stakeholders on corrective actions.
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Operates in strict adherence within guidelines on business ethics and safety policies.
  • Coordinates with engineering, facilities and manufacturing teams to effectively plan material procurement at the most favorable price that is consistent with quality and project requirements.
  • Manage spend for Congers site, represents Purchasing in the site organization , implement Purchasing policies , strategies, purchase categories of goods which are specific to site (Pharma specifics in NAM)
  • Specifically leads all site planned expansion (mostly Capex
  • Consolidate the internal needs and liaise with the relevant category managers (NAM for Indirect/non Pharma related topics, Pharma category leads for Pharma related topics)
  • Leads the development of the Sourcing localization strategies wherever applicable
  • Deliver Purchasing performance for his/her categories
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers of the categories
  • Assemble, report KPIs for the categories and lead implementation of improvement actions
  • Ensure relevant communication (In/Out) within the Pharma purchasing team, the NAM Purchasing team and with other stakeholders

What Aptar Pharma Is Looking For:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Supply Chain, Finance or related business studies.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in purchasing in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology manufacturing environment
  • Strong understanding of purchasing concepts
  • Proven experience in negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic sourcing policies and practices.
  • Proven skills at developing and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and suppliers and global cross functional teams
  • Capable of analyzing and solving problems through innovative thought and think strategically
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with people at various levels of the organization effectively.
  • Superior attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • The ability to prioritize, multitask in a fast-paced environment being proactive and resourceful
  • Project management experience
  • Experience and knowledge of SAP
  • Train staff Supervise operator training
  • Ability to travel to Site locations in Europe as needed

What We Offer

An exciting, diverse and value based working environment

  • Award-winning corporate university offering personal development and training opportunities.
  • Competitive base salary
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.
  • Innovative benefits plan which includes: 401k plan with Company matching benefit, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, disability and more


Aptar is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information

Aptar Pharma, NA

250 Route 303 North

Congers, NY 10920


Nearest Major Market: New York City

Keywords: Aptar Group, Yonkers , purchasing Manager, Other , Congers, New York

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