Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Sr. Buyer

    Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse and decentralized pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance.  Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit.  These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


    Responsible to source, procure and inventory plan for direct materials and/or indirect materials and services necessary for the production of products in accordance with company policy, specifications and cGMP's. Manage supplier relationships to drive improvements in quality, total cost of acquisition and support new product development. Must be versed in subject matter for given commodities and/or services.


    Negotiate Supply and/or Service Agreements. Issue Purchase Orders as needed for identified goods and services to support the site. Participate and/or lead multi-disciplined teams to develop and implement sourcing strategies and tactics. Assume responsibility for the GMP, environmental health and safety procedure awareness and compliance in the respective area.


    - Source and Procure direct, indirect and capital materials and services to support the manufacturing plan and site operations.

    - Implement sourcing strategies to manage critical commodities with emphasis on reducing costs, improving efficiencies and helping to assure supply chain continuity.

    - Manage relationships with key suppliers and develop partnerships that improve overall efficiencies, quality and performance.

    - Develop and maintain expertise for given commodities and industries inclusive of cost drivers, supply constraints and supplier base.

    - Monitors, measure and report supplier performance in the areas of quality and delivery.

    - Implement inventory plan and investment in specific commodities.

    - Support Operational Excellence.


    Key Relationships: Internal team (manufacturing, maintenance facilities and utilities, inventory management) as well as external business partners (manufacturers, service suppliers, distributors).


    - BS in Business, Chemistry, Engineering or Pharmacy.

    - Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    - Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects with limited direct supervision. Effective organization and negotiation skills.

    - Strong ability to follow up on and complete projects. Basic understanding of computers.

    Be Aware of Recruiting Fraud

    Valeant is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


    Job Applicants should be aware of job offer scams perpetrated through the use of the Internet and social media platforms.


    To learn more please read Valeant’s Job Offer Fraud Statement.



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