Purchasing Manager

Leiters - Englewood, CO


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General Description:

This position reports to the Director of Supply Chain / Materials Management. The role is responsible for leading the sourcing of materials and suppliers, selection of vendors, purchasing and inventory of raw materials and supplies.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement best practices in procurement and strategic sourcing.
  • Identify and qualify suppliers of materials, equipment, and/or supplies.
  • Lead material cost reduction efforts, pricing negotiations, delivery, and other issues with suppliers.
  • Ensures locations have the components and supplies needed to meet production goals and manage those in a controlled environment.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationship management program.
  • Manage purchasing contracts for assigned suppliers.
  • Evaluates and analyzes purchasing trends and price to identify cost efficiences.
  • Collaborate to maintain current list of strategic and bottle-neck suppliers
  • Mentor and coach junior members of the supply chain staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Provides day-to-day support, guidance and supervision of the purchasing staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pharmaceutical background preferred
  • Manufacturing experience a plus
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Regulated industry background
  • 5 years of related management experience is required
  • APICS or other purchasing certification strongly desired
  • Working knowledge of cGMP guidelines / standards
  • Proficient ERP software skills preferred
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong team player

About Leiters:

Leiters is a trusted FDA-registered 503B outsourcing provider of high-quality ophthalmology and hospital-based services. We are committed to providing healthcare professionals and their patients with high-quality medications. Our team of experts in sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing, repackaging, and pharmacy provides a sophisticated understanding of what it takes to elevate the quality and consistency of supply in outsourcing. We combine our team, our robust processes and our state-of-the-art outsourcing facilities to ensure the highest quality products and services. We believe the most important consumer of our products are patients, and patients have trusted Leiters with their health for nearly a century.