Buyer ll

  • Full Time
  • WA-Seattle
  • Mid Level

Website NanoString

Become a Part of the Spatial Biology Revolution

Who We Are:

NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is a leading provider of life science tools for discovery and translational research. The company’s nCounter® Analysis System is used in life sciences research and has been cited in more than 3,800 peer-reviewed publications. The nCounter Analysis System offers a cost-effective way to easily profile the expression of hundreds of genes, proteins, miRNAs, or copy number variations, simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision, facilitating a wide variety of basic research and translational medicine applications. The company’s GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler enables highly-multiplexed spatial profiling of RNA and protein targets in a variety of sample types, including FFPE tissue sections.  Built on pioneering principles in 2003, NanoString is blazing new trails and exploring new frontiers to adapt to the everchanging landscape and becoming smarter and more innovative in the process.  We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery and providing solutions that can have a meaningful impact in research and discovery.

Our purpose is to Map the Universe of Biology.   We enable scientists to answer questions they have always wanted to ask to explore the boundaries of cellular structures and create an atlas of biological interactions that define life.  We are relentless in our quest to Catalyze the Next Biological Revolution leading to Advancing the Human Condition.  In addition to a pioneering spirit, we value:  Grit.  Authenticity.  Ambition.  Ingenuity.  Customers.  Join our team!

Job Summary:

​NanoString Technologies is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Buyer/Planner to join our Supply chain team. This person will play a critical role in managing a high volume of requisitions for materials and services on a daily basis, plus supporting the Supply Chain operations in production planning, strategic sourcing, and supplier relationship management. The person in this position will handle details of a confidential and critical nature, and must function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced professional environment. They will have a proven ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines, and prioritize and manage communications from both internal and external sources. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, articulate, high-energy, organized, and able to support cross-functional coordination in a fast paced environment.

Essential Functions:

Procure materials, supplies, capital equipment and services for all functional areas
Receive requisitions and check each item for quantity, specifications, and delivery requirements
Develop and investigate supply sources.  May issue request for quotations, proposals, or bids for those items not covered by any existing purchasing arrangement.
Work under general supervision with latitude for independent judgement
May consult with senior peers on certain projects
Continually work to drive down procurement costs and increase margins
Maintain a strong relationship with suppliers
Run MRP at reasonable intervals and place appropriate PO’s
Create and supply purchasing forecasts to vendors as required
Support and maintain internal forecasts for consumables and off the shelf product

Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in supply chain or business management
At least three years of related experience in a dynamic high tech environment
Strong communication, negotiation, and organizational skills
High degree of detail orientation
Ability to work independently with little oversight
Preferred Qualifications:

Working experience in the biotech/life science industry is preferred
Familiarity with an ERP system, preferably Microsoft Navision
Experience in ISO, GMP or FDA regulated environments preferred

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NanoString is an equal opportunity employer that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.
NanoString participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows an employer to determine an employee’s eligibility to work in the US using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9. The E-Verify system confirms eligibility with both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For more information, please go to the USCIS E-Verify website.
NanoString is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. NanoString does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that it does not have a signed agreement with.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: NanoString has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that applies to ALL U.S. employees (regardless of work location), onsite contractors and visitors except as prohibited by applicable law. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination within 31 days of their hiring date or have applied for an exemption for which an accommodation can be made. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final (or only) dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Exemptions will be considered for medical conditions/disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, observations, or practices. For any visitor coming onsite to one of NanoString’s facilities, we must verify that the visitor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to site entry and visitors must don a face mask at all times when onsite in a NanoString facility.


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