Equipment Purchasing Manager


Woburn, MA 01801




Purchasing Manager

Job Description

Develop and implement purchasing strategy of used laboratory equipment for re-sale through knowledge of industry demands utilizing current suppliers and expanding opportunities.


  • Master all aspects of company operations and equipment including a strong degree of technical knowledge
  • Establish, develop and maintain positive business, customer, vendor, and contractor/technician relationships
  • Research and evaluate procurement opportunities and prospective suppliers using solid industry expertise and relationships
  • Maintain current knowledge of product and service trends including new and discontinued equipment models, ability to service products, market pricing for new & used equipment models, parts pricing for refurbishment, contractor costs for refurbishment, and equipment/parts modularity as it affects pricing
  • Manage supplier relations and negotiate prices where applicable
  • Ensure all procured items meet required quality standards and specifications
  • Coordinate inventory control with team members to determine and manage inventory needs
  • Supply management with reports on customer demands, challenges, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products
  • Ownership of entire purchasing process from ascertaining industry demands to establishing relationships, following up on equipment sales, and soliciting post-sale feedback from customers to best understand needs and further sales opportunities
  • Continuously improve through feedback


  • Highly developed interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Expert level of Purchasing experience within biopharmaceutical, medical, or other industrial/technical industry
  • Strong sense of ambition, self-motivation and self-discipline
  • Willingness to travel to meet customers/suppliers in-person
  • Strong attention to detail in a highly nuanced and niche industry
  • Strong critical thinking and negotiating skills
  • Computer literacy
  • BS preferred
  • 10 years proven purchasing success in biopharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Equipment Procurement: 5 years (Required)
  • Willingness to Travel: 25% (Required)
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