Purchasing Specialist

Boston, MA



  • Purchase of lab supplies and consumables (materials) outside of managed stockroom and Point of Use racks in the labs
  • Goods procurement method may be one of the following, as determined by Research Purchasing Manager
  • Enter order into SAP for processing by Global Procurement
  • Place purchase card orders via internet or phone
  • Maintain receipts and create Concur reports as part of purchase card order workflow
  • Placing non-PO goods orders via internet or phone
  • Create capital application on behalf of scientists
  • Track progress of capital through onboarding process working collaboratively with Lab and Data Specialist
  • Originate service POs for scientists
  • Perform coding of invoices within SAP for Director, Research Operations and other scientific staff
  • Accrual system- manage non-service PO lifecycle
  • Manage open PO report for multiple Research cost centers
  • Originate POs in support of Alexion’s Web Accelerated Research Procurement (WARP) portal
  • Provide archive support of regulated and non-regulated documents.
  • Verify and inventory materials.
  • Complete archival forms per SOP
  • Coordinate with service provider for scanning and/or retrieval of records
  • May facilitate travel and expense reports
  • Partner with Research Operations to support Research event planning
  • Manage Research Operations Outlook inbox




  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in life sciences field.
  • 3 or more years of purchasing experience within a scientific research laboratory environment. Proven experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the role.
  • Must have experience with SAP, Concur, Outlook, Excel, Word, and Smartsheets..
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.





Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

Date Posted 2/4/2021
Salary $30.00 - $35.00/hr

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