Senior Buyer (Hybrid)


Canton, MA, US, 02021 Canton, MA, US, 02021


We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

Job Summary

Provide professional sourcing services for Emergent end users and production planning to ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of high-quality goods and services. Supports company goals by developing and improving procurement methods while safeguarding the integrity of the procurement process. 


Essential Functions


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Source and manage the procurement of assigned services, raw materials and consumables for the site, including purchase order creation in SAP
  • Investigate and resolve Supplier material related quality issues and source alternative materials as necessary
  • Assist end-users and Accounts Payable to resolve invoicing issues as directed.
  • Create/Review Requests for Proposal/Requests for Quote for materials or services
  • Participate in supplier consolidation, cost reduction and inventory reduction programs
  • Negotiate, create, and manage contracts with key suppliers
  • Negotiate terms and pricing on the procurement of goods and services as assigned
  • Serve on inter-departmental cross functional teams to assess material suitability for use, evaluating materials of construction, specifications, ensuring smooth acquisition and movement of materials through the facility, etc.
  • Assist the Quality Department with the establishment of new suppliers / manufacturers as well as ongoing audit requirements in accordance with Approved Supplier requirements
  • Lead the procurement efforts to support new manufacturing opportunities with Business Development
  • Assist with the establishment and management of the Supplier On-Board process as well as KPI’s for ongoing supplier performance.  
    • Attend the annual review with key suppliers – reviewing supplier reliability, risk mitigation, financial stability, capacity, etc.
  • Complete market assessments to proactively identify cost improvement opportunities
  • Generate open purchase order reports for purposes of tracking and expediting
  • Provide necessary information to maintain accurate master data for materials and suppliers
  • Participate in creation / revision of Sourcing and Procurement related Standard Operating Procedures and processes
  • Process change controls and deviations as required


The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 


Education, Experience, & Skills



  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or other related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years of Procurement or Supply Chain experience
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent Analytical skills required
  • Must be detail oriented


Preferred Requirements

  • Prior Biopharmaceutical experience
  • SAP experience
  • Ariba experience



Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: Boston