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Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Job Description

The Buyer is responsible for processing purchase requisitions and enabling the procurement of materials, scientific equipment and services under the direction of a supervisor. In addition, the role will coordinate supplier and vendor contacts and communicates problems or issues.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes requisitions in a timely manner ensuring best quality, service, quantity, delivery and cost in accordance with functional objectives and sourcing processes
  • Processes orders through internal chemical ordering system supporting R&D departments
  • Reviews, processes and executes capital equipment orders
  • Completes the entire Procure-to-Pay cycle by working closely with the Receiving and Accounts Payable departments to resolve delivery and invoicing issues, including the disposition of returned material to suppliers
  • Ensures all activities performed are in compliance with corporate and department policies
  • Monitors back order reports
  • Closes and reopens purchase orders as needed
  • Participates in department continuous improvement efforts
  • Compiles, records and tracks vendor information, supplier performance metrics, purchasing activities and pricing data

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Oracle or similar ERP system knowledge
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Adapts to new processes and applications quickly
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-transactional volume environment
  • Strong communicator, both verbally and written, ability to clearly explain policies and issues to internal and external customers

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Typically requires 2 years of relevant work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.



Pay Range:

$27 - $40

Disclosure Statement:

The range provided is based on what we believe is a reasonable estimate for the base salary pay range for this job at the time of posting. This role is eligible for an annual bonus and annual equity awards. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay, in accordance with federal and state requirements. Actual base salary pay will be based on a number of factors, including skills, competencies, experience, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

At Vertex, our Total Rewards offerings also include inclusive market-leading benefits to meet our employees wherever they are in their career, financial, family and wellbeing journey while providing flexibility and resources to support their growth and aspirations. From medical, dental and vision benefits to generous paid time off (including a week-long company shutdown in the Summer and the Winter), educational assistance programs including student loan repayment, a generous commuting subsidy, matching charitable donations, 401(k) and so much more.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at