Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3T 5Y3

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.




Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Purchaser for our Winnipeg location. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and/or APICS/PMAC designation and 3-4 years of procurement experience. Familiarity with pharmaceutical standards and cGMP's is considered a strong asset. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent analytical skills as well as strong problem-solving skills. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.




Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.


We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.





This role serves as the bridge between internal and external business partners 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.




  •  Work closely with Project Managers to develop budgetary quotes and bid packages.  Analyze bids and suppliers’ operations to determine factors that affect prices and       determine most economic cost consistent with quality and delivery requirements.
  • Identify and recommend suppliers for capital equipment and facility services.
  • Create purchase orders for materials, supplies, capital equipment as well as services containing scope of work.
  • Negotiate, create, and manage contracts with key suppliers.
  • Negotiate the terms and pricing on the procurement of goods and services.  Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Conduct cost analysis on the comparison of various materials and services for initial or continued procurement.
  • Participates in on-site supplier audits.
  • Serve as a liaison between the company and supplier in order to address requirements, non-conformance, and delivery and invoice issues.
  • Assist Audit Department with performing supplier quality audits, as needed.
  • Investigate and resolve supplier material related quality issues and source alternative materials as necessary.
  • Establish stocking / VMI programs with key suppliers.
  • Develop supplier consolidation, cost reduction, and inventory reduction programs.
  • Serve on inter-departmental cross functional teams to assess material suitability for use, evaluating materials of construction, specifications, etc.
  • P-Card oversight of assigned commodity departments.
  • Conduct annual review with key suppliers – reviewing supplier reliability, risk mitigation, financial stability, capacity, etc.
  • Facilitate contract process.
  • Assist Finance Department with Sarbanes-Oxley audits, along with other various financial audits.
  • Process Change Controls and Deviations as required.
  • Oversight of Supplier Data Integrity in SAP.
  • Create / revise Departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Assignment to Departmental / Company projects as required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management (or related field) and/or APICS/PMAC Supply Chain designation is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of Procurement experience. 
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical standards and cGMP’s is considered a strong asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical skills required.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Team oriented and strong internal customer focus.




  • Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.  


Interested? Please visit www.emergentbiosolutions.com under the career section to apply today!


As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. 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.


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.


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