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Buyer, Maintenance

Jubilant HollisterStier Spokane

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted January 21, 2022.

Jubilant HollisterStier LLC provides a complete range of services to support the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

The Allergy business is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of allergenic extracts, targeted primarily at treating allergies and asthma.

Jubilant HollisterStier is also a nationally recognized contract manufacturer of sterile injectable vials, and lyophilized products.

Jubilant HollisterStier is owned by Jubilant Life Sciences.

The Maintenance Buyer is responsible for Facilitating Maintenance activities by planning and purchasing supplies and equipment.

Preventing inventory shortages by sourcing the best products through rationalizing and consolidating suppliers and identifying opportunities to reduce cost.

Responsible for strategic sourcing and procurement of all maintenance/engineering related requirements.

Manage supply through MRP based on current demand.

Maintain accurate inventory levels and appropriate safety stocks to ensure efficient flow throughout the maintenance process.

Cognizant of appropriate and timely escalation of problems to management.

Develop and maintain supplier relationships.

Rationalize and consolidate suppliers when possible.

Identify and negotiate best pricing, terms, and recognize opportunities to reduce cost.

Maintain status for delivery items; verify delivery schedules, coordinate resolution of logistic issues with shipping and receiving staff.

Work closely with Warehouse and Planning to ensure materials are moving through departments as scheduled.

Reconcile invoice discrepancies to purchase orders with Finance.

Enter and maintain purchase orders in SAP.

Manage all relevant Supply Chain master data in SAP, ensuring data integrity through correct data entry.

Monitor vendor performance, issue periodic reports, and take corrective action as per current SOP’s and standard cGMP guidance.


Identify delays which could affect the maintenance schedule and communicate information to the Planner/Scheduler.

Expedite materials as needed to ensure schedule adherence.

Provide user assistance to requisitioners to ensure the proper creation and structuring of requisitions.

Suggest and participate in process improvement initiatives for the department and for the business as needed.

Assist with the processing of returns and repairs.

Contact the vendor(s) when a wrong item or an item received is out of compliance.

Work on getting the replacement and/or credit.

Work with the Warehouse to get the materials returned if needed, and follow up to ensure timely investigation and corrective action form(s) are provided.

Coordinate efforts with Quality to manage the change control process for any new supply requirement changes

High school diploma or Equivalent required.
Forklift Certification
2 or more years related experience and responsibilities, including materials management and purchasing.
SAP or other MRP experience Desired

This position pays $ minimum to midpoint DOE.

Jubilant HollisterStier is a great place to grow!

If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!

Jubilant HollisterStier is an EEO/AA Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

If you require assistance applying for a position, please contact our HR Department at:

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