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Purchasing Specialist I

Purchasing Specialist I

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Regular Full-Time

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MacroGenics is a leader in the discovery and development of innovative medicines that utilize our next generation antibody-based technologies.  Our team of 300+ dedicated individuals is advancing a pipeline of product candidates to treat patients with cancer as well as various autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases.  Our products and platforms have attracted multiple partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies around the globe.


The Company considers its employees to be its most valuable asset and we are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow as a means to further their professional development. MacroGenics' corporate culture promotes an atmosphere of innovation, open communication and teamwork where employees can see firsthand how they contribute to the success of the organization.

Summary of Position

The Purchasing Specialist I is responsible for providing support to the overall purchasing function.  This position will work with staff and vendors in the placement of orders for products and services.  This position will also have responsibility for a number of administrative duties related to purchasing.


Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Daily placement of purchase orders for Rockville offices (includes materials, scientific equipment, office supplies & services)
  • Review purchase requisitions & obtain quotes when needed
  • Monitors costs and schedule material for delivery to meet requester’s needs
  • Resolves purchase order discrepancies by working with the requestor
  • Enters purchase orders in the SAP system
  • Assists with open purchase order report
  • Ensures activities performed are done in compliance with corporate procedures
  • Ensures that proper approvals are obtained to support order placement
  • Assists the A/P group with information needed to resolve invoicing issues or discrepancies
  • Acts as a backup for the Associate Manager, Purchasing
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.


Education, Experience & Credentials

  • High School Diploma with a minimum of two years of purchasing experience
  • Bachelor's Degree, no previous experience required



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Customer service orientation with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-functionally with other departments.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office and the ability to learn other systems as necessary.


Supervisory Responsibilities



Preferred Qualifications

  • Purchasing experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • Previous experience working with an ERP, in particular SAP


MacroGenics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email or call (301) 354-3566 and/or 711 for TTD/TTY service.

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