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Sight Sciences // ophthalmology, optometry, glaucoma & dry eye disease
Menlo Park, CA    Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020
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Job Title:                    Buyer II

Based at:                     Menlo Park, CA



The Buyer II works within a regulated quality system environment to execute purchases of materials & services for the organization to ensure spend is within approved budgets, meet corporate targets for cost reduction, timely deliverables, & adhere to accounting compliance guidelines. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, work cross-functionally across multiple teams, & have strong interpersonal skills.


  • Prepare & place RFQs, check requisitions, obtain & evaluate resulting quotations, place orders, & ensure timely delivery for various departments such as Sales & Marketing.
  • Manage the implementation of new suppliers, ensuring all requirements have been met for the Approved Supplier List (when applicable).
  • Develop & enhance relationships with strategic supplier/partners.
  • Work with G&A on invoicing, purchase orders & support Financial audits.
  • Complete projects & tasks in an aggressive manner consistent with corporate objectives.
  • Generate purchase order requests, ensure spend is within budget, obtain approvals in accordance to company policies to support sourcing activities mainly for marketing & commercial but may support other departments as well.
  • Engage & establish business partnerships with key stakeholders to strategically manage spend & ensure purchases are within approved budgets.
  • Responsible for ensuring marketing & commercial vendor invoices are submitted to Accounts Payable timely.
  • Ensure PO receipts are entered accurately & timely as goods & services are completed in the ERP system.
  • Request new vendor adds/changes in the ERP system, obtain all required information from the vendor, & ensure we follow Quality Management Systems (QMS) procedures.
  • Review & provide timely month-end open PO accruals, ensure accruals are accurate & supported for auditing purposes.
  • Maintain accurate & complete procurement records, act as procurement subject matter expert in consulting with the business on procurement strategies, processes, policies, & best practices.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelors Degree required


  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in a fast pace/high-growth environment working in supply chain or a related field; medical device experience a plus
  • High level of enthusiasm, personal, problem solver, team player with a positive attitude
  • Strong analytical skills, superior attention to detail, appreciation for accuracy
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills to effectively & comfortably work with all levels of management within the business.


            Experience with one or more ERP systems required, experience with Sage Intacct & Sugar a plus

            Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Excel)

            Excellent problem solving, strategic thinking, decision making, analytical, oral & written communication skills required

            Knowledge of financial accounting, & supplier management concepts

            Results oriented, strong sense of ownership, & committed to achieving meaningful results

            Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines in a cross-functional team environment

            Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

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