• Procurement Agent

    Job Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    ERT seeks a Procurement Agent, to purchase goods and service for the company in an efficient and economical manner following established policies and procedures in processing purchase orders. Screen information about products, prices, and suppliers. He/she may also solicit bids from vendors and make awards of purchasing contracts. In addition, demand planning is one of the tasks of the procurement agent.


    ERT is a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that our customers can move ahead with confidence. With more than 45 years of clinical and therapeutic experience, ERT balances knowledge of what works with a vision for what’s next, so it can adapt without compromising standards.

    Powered by the company’s EXPERT® technology platform, ERT’s solutions enhance trial oversight, enable site optimization, increase patient engagement, and measure the efficacy of new clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. Over the past four years, more than half of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported studies. Pharma companies, Biotechs, and CROs have relied on ERT solutions in 9,500+ studies spanning three million patients to date. By identifying trial risks before they become problems, ERT enables customers to bring clinical treatments to patients quickly – and with confidence. For more information, go to or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.


    In this role, you will handle the following duties and responsibilities:

    1. Supplier Research and Support - Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and the supplier's reputation and history.

      1. Supplier relationship management.

      2. Confer with staff, users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.

    2. Run Negotiations - Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives.

    3. Technical Understanding - Reviewing technical specifications for raw materials, components, equipment or buildings.

    4. Demand Planning - Develop and provide the demand on devices and accessories to the logistics related departments.

      1. Analyse commodity vendor data and forecast trends.

    5. Monitor Costing - Life cycle costing Management.

      1. Determination of saving potentials.

      2. Analyse purchasing options and make purchasing decisions involving large sums of money.

      3. Approve invoices for payment.

    6. Consider rules – Observe and follow internal and external guidelines.

      1. Recommend and implement approved purchasing policies and procedures.

      2. Provide Management Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

    The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required.  ERT reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of ERT.  This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.


    Our ideal candidate will offer: 

    1. Degree in business, finance or similar
    2. Minimum of 2-4 years experience in Purchasing or/and Sourcing with a FMCG, Pharmaceuticals or Manufacturing Company
    3. Experience in Supply Chain and/or Controlling a plus
    4. Knowledge of best practice within Supply Chain and Purchasing
    5. Experience in e-sourcing
    6. Very Strong communication and influencing capabilities
    7. Good oral and written communication skills
    8. Good organizational skills
    9. Good negotiation skills and the ability to work with many different people
    10. The ability to work independently or as part of a team

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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