Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: May 14, 2022
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Job Description



Windsor, Ontario & Strathroy, Ontario are two sites located in Canada offering soft gel development and manufacturing capabilities for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health industries. We have a broad range of integrated formulation, manufacturing, analytical and packaging services to offer full service turnkey solutions. The location of this position is dependent on the qualified candidate’s location as our two sites are concomitant.


The Buyer reports directly to the Procurement Manager

Reporting to the Procurement manager, the Buyer will control the implementation of strategic procurement initiatives by managing MRP demand information in conjunction with assigned purchasing and inventory control responsibilities.  This to include raw material and MRO procurement as assigned.


The Role

  • Review and analyze daily MRP data for Raw material and / or Packaging Component requirements, managing purchase cost, production planning and inventory value considerations.
  • Issuance, maintenance and follow up of purchase orders and MRP item master input and maintenance.
  • Proactive development of competitive sourcing opportunities in all areas of assigned responsibilities (materials, equipment, supplies, etc.).  Perform cost and value analysis to support purchase recommendations/decisions.  Ensure Vendor GMP compliance/requirements are achieved.
  • Work with local stakeholders to increase the efficiency of the NPI quoting process. Supports on time the BD requirements for the launch of the below key projects.
  • Contribute to the strategic development of supply base management and company initiatives as required.
  • Reactively respond to fluctuations/dynamics from both external and internal material demands and availabilities (i.e. market supply issues, material availability disruption, contaminated materials, etc.).
  • Must be able to work extended hours, weekends as needed, especially when problems occur or when deadlines must be met.
  • Resolve customs issues as required I.e. Routing calls.
  • Compliance to 100% Procurement, EHS, and Quality trainings.
  • Perform other duties as required.


The Candidate



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering or Supply Chain Management.



  • 3-5 years of experience in MRP or related field.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing, pharmaceutical and/or GMP facility.


Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing and contracting techniques and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of MRP database systems.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office I.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Project
  • Considerable knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to corporate purchasing practices.
  • Experience in RFP procedures, quote analysis, PO issuance and contract management.
  • Strong writing skills for creating reports, correspondence, contracts, requests, bids, and other documentation.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor.


Working Conditions:

While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the employee will encounter.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Position located in Windsor, Ontario or Strathroy, Ontario.

Regular working hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM or 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a 30-minute unpaid lunch.


Physical Demands:

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. Use of manual dexterity is required. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, bend or twist, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

There is also the potential exposure to chemicals.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.


personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.


Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by local law.


If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.


Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.


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