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Associate Buyer

Labcorp Drug Development
Geneva, Switzerland
Start date
23 Jan 2023
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Position Summary:

The Associate Buyer liaises globally with supplier for order follow-up and specifics demand from internal stakeholders. The Associate Buyer solves issues related to items, inventory, replenishment, vendors, QC issues, return and credit notes.

Major Responsibilities and Task Statements

Essential Functions

Process Purchase Order and contact suppliers to follow-up on Purchase Order and the anticipated delivery date. Interact with internal requestors on material availability, critical supply issues, delivery dates, order problems and quality issues to meet inventory demand. Reconcile Account Payable issues with suppliers. Register suppliers in appropriate system. Register product codes and maintain product code system(s). Work with Buyers to provide data and analysis. Negotiate with suppliers for the acquisition/return of materials and services for supply items as defined by the relevant Authority levels. Monitor inventory levels and replenishment rules for assigned commodities through usage analysis and direct communications with internal customer. Assures accurate and timely completion of work in the area particularly for order management and supply chain reviews etc. Undertake specific projects as required Other duties as assigned by senior management. Establish effective communication with customers to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. Provides troubleshooting and assistance (oral and written) to customers or investigators as required. Position is 80% tactical - 20% Operational Support

Nonessential Functions

Act as an ambassador for the company when conducting business with sources outside the company. Assist in the coordination of monthly management reports. Assist in the development, maintenance and update of departmental procedures, mission and training manual as needed. Observe Universal Precautions Procedures when applicable. Provide back-up coverage as needed. Comply with the Covance Quality System initiatives. Commit to demonstrating: professionalism, respect for Individuals, team skills, collaboration skills, creative problems solving and customer orientation.

Position Specifications:


  • Minimum of a two years' degree in Business preferred.

  • Minimum 1 years of related work experiences.

  • Fluent English and French.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize workloads and deadlines.

  • Must have proven record of excellence communication, customer service, high level of analytical experience and organizational skills.

  • Purchasing experience preferred.

  • Extensive general computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office Tools.

Preferred (TBD)

  • A related advanced degree.

  • A minimum of a two year associate degree or CFC with commercial orientation.

  • C.P.M. or ASAP Certification.

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft P&I (or equivalent) inventory systems.

Working Conditions:

  • Some overtime required.

  • Requires working with frequent interruptions and changes.

  • Tolerance for stress.

  • High degree of global participation within peer group via webex and conference call assignments.

  • Broad knowledge of CVD growth potential and business development initiatives in assigned region

Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, Labcorp strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.

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