Senior Buyer

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Wayne, PA, US, 19087

Senior Buyer Req ID #:  178258 Location: 

Wayne, PA, US, 19087 For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about. Basic Summary We are seeking a Sr Buyer for our Biologics Testing Solutions sites located in Malvern and Wayne, PA.  The role is an integral part of the USA Supply Chain team and requires experience of purchasing alongside excellent negotiation and communication skills.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the ideal candidate will have a hands-on attitude to navigate supplier and materials replenishment management, build strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders across the business and ensure that the required supplies/services are available to meet the business requirement in a timely manner.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Procure equipment, materials and services for assigned areas requiring specialized product knowledge or interpretation of technical requests. Contact vendor(s) to obtain equipment, supplies, and materials at the lowest competitive cost for product and services. Obtain critical materials and components, equipment and services through interviewing and/or visit vendors to ensure supplier is qualified. Review, interpret, and verify purchase order requests. Verify quantity, anticipated costs and practical application of supplies/materials requested. Research sources, solicit bids, and compare areas of quality, cost, delivery and warranty/guarantee policies. Commit company funds to vendors and expedite orders/shipment/delivery, updating end-user as necessary. Establish and maintain automated purchase inventory files and records. Authorize payment to vendor and establish adjustments as required. Partner with QA department to perform supplier audits. Perform all other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in Business Administration or related discipline. Four to six years related experience and/or training. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Certification/Licensure: Certified Purchasing Manager or Certified Professional in Supply Management preferred. Experience with SAP and Jaggaer preferred. 

Vaccine Mandate

Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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2022-06-22 00:00:00

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