Buyer in Los Angeles, California, United States (2024)

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.

This position is a hybrid schedule based out of our Los Angeles, CA headquarters.

Responsible for the planning, ordering, and expediting of assigned commodities/work centers, Plasma Centers, corporate departments and Labs. This includes responsibilities for softgoods/inventoried items and managing the buyer exception report, as applicable.

  • Communicates with suppliers to expedite orders and resolve discrepancies.

  • Involved in supporting supplier sourcing, product standardization, and order management activities. Perform total price and cost analysis on vendor quotations and proposals.

  • Involved in developing formal SOW, RFI and RFQ processes.

  • Effectively source and manage vendors, resulting in top quality products and services at optimum pricing. Manage vendor performance.

  • Works on projects for Biomat USA such as, but not limited to, IT Projects, center openings/remodels, RCEs, etc.

  • Maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers. Serve as liaison with PO requisitioner (donor center personnel, Corporate employees), Accounting, Accounts Payable and/or vendor to resolve any issues.

  • Works with internal customers and vendors to determine product requirements and/or replacements for non-GMP items. E.g. discontinues IT equipment, new SRM material requirements, etc. Evaluate purchase options based upon cost, timeliness required and/or competitive bidding. include market research, competitor analysis, product evaluations and testing, monitoring purchase orders and creating reports for the management team. Will present cost analysis and savings to management for review.

  • Involvement in rolling out Purchasing initiatives such as SRM roll out, training of donor centers, etc. Assist the department in creating, implementing and training on new processes with centers and other internal customers.

  • Provide recommendations to support business goals and identify areas of savings and cost opportunities.

  • Establish contracts for services and materials and manage as required. May assist in negotiating, completing and filing contracts.

  • Ensures communication and compliance to policies and procedures in a decentralized environment.

  • Review and execute purchase orders for softgoods/inventoried items. Manages all activities associated with inventoried materials from order placement to tracking to filing claims.

  • Manages all activities such as material master updates, material number creation, info record updates, form updates, tax updates, etc. for all SAP materials such as indirect materials (SRM), softgoods, inventoried materials, etc.

  • Enter Corporate requested and manual requisition purchase orders in SAP, as required. May also enter Purchase Orders from SRM in SAP.

  • Responsible for all RCE projects for assigned locations.

  • Manage special projects as they are identified.

  • Serves as Back-Up to Purchaser

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Department Manager/Supervisor


  • Associate Degree or equivalent experience. Professional certification strongly preferred (C.P.M., CPSM, CPSD, CIPM, CIRM).

  • 3 years of related experience.

  • Detail-oriented team player with negotiating abilities and outstanding problem-solving skills. ERP implementation/system knowledge (preferably SAP). Contract development and contract management experience is a plus. Demonstrated cost savings and project management experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Possess strong analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to work on several projects and/or projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with personnel at all levels. Requires use of initiative and independent judgment. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships. Excellent customer service skills.


  • Work is performed in an office. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Occasionally walks. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Occasionally drives to site locations and occasional travel within the United States. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals.

  • Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on issues.

  • Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues.


Pay scale of $66,560.00 - $81,405.05 per year, depending on training, education and experience. This position is eligible to participate in up to 5% of the company bonus pool. We offer benefits including medical, PTO, up to 5% 401K match, and tuition reimbursem*nt. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities for professional growth and career progression. Even though we are a global healthcare company with employees in 30 countries, Grifols prides itself on its family-like culture. Our company has more than tripled its workforce in the last 10 years — we’re growing, and you can grow with us!



Third Party Agency and Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that present a candidate to Grifols must have an active, nonexpired, Grifols Agency Master Services Agreement with the Grifols Talent Acquisition Department. Additionally, agencies may only submit candidates to positions that they have been engaged to work on by a Grifols Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to a Grifols Recruiter under these terms or they will be considered a Grifols candidate.

Grifols provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic or status protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Req ID: 516532

Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Category: Purchasing/Procurement

Buyer in Los Angeles, California, United States (2024)
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