Date: Jul 29, 2022

LOCATION: Leighton Buzzard, BDF, GB

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.






Buyer, Working with Engineering and Operations teams to arrange timely supply of approved materials at cost effective prices whilst maintaining quality and delivery requirements.  Aid in negotiating supply contracts and in drafting terms and conditions for suppliers. Support the Purchasing Manager in maintaining strong relationships with new and existing suppliers to develop robust and efficient supply chains. Key to the success in the role is the maintenance and operation of the company’s ERP system. (SAP)


What You’ll Do:


  1. Assist the Purchasing Manager with maintaining strong relationships with new and existing suppliers to develop robust and efficient supply chains
  2. Issue Purchase Orders for suppliers. Provides documentation on custom materials to suppliers
  3. Resolve differences regarding supplier costs, quality, deliveries and payments
  4. Ensure Purchase Order delivery dates are always up to date  and reports any issues to the Operations team
  5. Review SAP daily regarding Material Lists, Traffic Lights expedite/deferrals
  6. Reviews Past Stock Transfer Order and Purchase Order lines and ensure On Time delivery through effective order management
  7. Validates Supplier invoices
  8. Review SAP and update Master Data
  9. Monitor Supplier Delivery and Quality Performance.
  10. Process delivery discrepancies and Vendor Rejects and raise Supplier corrective Action Request
  11. Assist with reviewing and adjusting Safety stock levels and raising Purchase Orders to replenish stock for Remote Sites including, but not limited to other Peli sites, business partners or third-party providers


What You’ll Need:


  1. CIPS qualification (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply), Minimum level 3
  2. Strong Emotional resilience and tenacity to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously within set timeframes.
  3. Experience or involvement with MRPII/ERP/Advanced Planning Systems (SAP Preferred)
  4. Three years’ experience of buying raw materials within a manufacturing fast paced environment
  5. Broad end to end supply chain and operations process knowledge
  6. Strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with suppliers, customers and colleagues in all functions (Sales, Finance, Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Warehousing and Production)
  7. Ability to work with minimal supervision
  8. Experience of dealing with international suppliers.


Bonus Points For:


  • Background in technical Packaging, Clinical Trials, or Pharmaceutical Logistics desirable.
  • Fluency in a second European language in addition to English an advantage.





Why Join PeliBioThermal ? Here’s a glimpse of Peli’s Perks


  • Generous pension contributions with a competitive match
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Peli!
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Permanent Health and disability Insurance
  • Free On Site Parking
  • Free Tea, Coffee and fresh fruit provided to all employees
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…




Peli BioThermal is a global leader in providing the life sciences industry with the most comprehensive suite of patented and award winning thermal protection packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, diagnostics, tissue, vaccines and blood supplies. Our specialized design, engineering and lab testing services ensure clients are fitted with cold chain performance solutions that best fit their purpose. And Pelican BioThermal’ s Credo Prevision track-and-trace software, which allows clients to monitor temperature-controlled packaging inventories throughout the entire end-to-end distribution cycle, ensures clients meet increasing global regulatory demands, manage challenging shipping lanes and unforeseen delays while reliably and confidently tracking critical, high-value payloads around the world.  

Next Steps of the Selection Process:


  • Our hiring team reviews applications and select candidates.
  • We’ll invite candidates to complete a video interview on Microsoft teams
  • After the submitted one-way video interviews are reviewed, we’ll invite a final number of candidates for in-person interview(s).



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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