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Sr. Buyer, Direct Materials

Company: Catalent
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Buyer, Direct Materials

St. Petersburg is our primary softgel development and manufacturing facility in North America with a capacity of 18 billion capsules per year. The featured RP Scherer softgel technology is a proven oral drug delivery solution to enhance bioavailability of poorly soluble Rx and OTC drug candidates. Non-gelatin based OptiShell - and Vegicaps - capsules expand the range of molecules into softgel, ideal for challenging fill formulation. Within the Catalent network, we offer a broad range of integrated formulation

Position Summary

Catalent is a global, high-growth, public company and a leading partner for the pharmaceutical industry in the development and manufacturing of new treatments for patients worldwide. Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to help people live better, healthier lives.

The Direct Material Senior Buyer will support the local site to source materials, support new product introductions, evaluate the supply base and the implement strategic initiatives that deliver value to Catalent through cost savings, process improvements, supplier innovation, and supplier management, to help gain competitor advantages and meet customer needs.

The Role

  • Identify and support site-level and global procurement initiatives for cost savings, contract opportunities, supplier quality and risk mitigation of single sourced materials.
  • Participates and supports new product launches to influence sourcing decision and purchase materials as needed to meet project timelines.
  • Participates in or may lead cross-functional initiatives to reduce cost and improve quality for internal and external customers .
  • Support Global Procurement strategic imperatives. .
  • Prepare various reports for cost savings tracking, supplier spend analysis and performance
  • Other duties may be assigned.


    The Candidate
    • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in business, finance, engineering, sciences, purchasing, or other operations field is required.
    • Minimum of seven (7) year of purchasing experience, global operations, finance and matrix management experience .

      Why You Should Join Catalent

      • Several Employee Resource Groups focusing on D&I
      • Employee Stock Purchase Program
      • Tuition Reimbursement- Let us help you finish your degree or earn a new one!
      • Generous 401K match
      • 19 days accrued PTO + 8 paid holidays

        Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

        Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone's safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

        personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

        Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.

        Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

        If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com . This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

        Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

        Important Security Notice to U.S. Job Seekers:

        Catalent NEVER asks candidates to provide any type of payment, bank details, photocopies of identification, social security number or other highly sensitive personal information during the offer process, and we NEVER do so via email or social media. If you receive any such request, DO NOT respond- it is a fraudulent request. Please forward such requests to spam@catalent.com for us to investigate with local authorities.

Keywords: Catalent, St. Petersburg , Sr. Buyer, Direct Materials, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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