Purchasing Coordinator
Thoratec Corporation - Pleasanton, CA

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Pioneering Therapies, Transforming Lives . What does it mean to be part of the Thoratec Team? It means working in a fast-paced environment that inspires you. It means collaborating on projects that literally save patients' lives. We have an incredible opportunity for a Purchasing Coordinator to work with our innovative Purchasing team in Pleasanton, CA.

The Purchasing Coordinator will work under the direction of the Purchasing Manager, the Purchasing Coordinator will support the daily metric reporting activities, Return to Vendor (RTV) for the purchasing department. This position, reporting to the Purchasing Manager, will also support and work collaboratively with the Director of Supply Chain. This position will act as the primary contact for monthly reports that are reviewed by the Purchasing Manager, Director of Supply Chain and VP, Operations, Projects for the Purchasing Coordinator will include high level reporting and presentation assignments that will require judgment, critical thinking, ability to compile data and strong attention to detail.

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Send Daily RTV Aged Reports to Buyers.

Assist Buyers in processing RTV’s shipments to suppliers.

Prepare monthly metric reporting for upper management review in PowerPoint (PPT) presentation format.

Coordinate data from various sources and prepare PPT slides.

Prepare weekly and monthly purchasing reports by supplier and by buyer.

Support the Purchasing Manager and Director of Supply Chain on operational projects as needed.

Assist in resolving receiving error issues (MSF).

Provide inventory and non-inventory cycle count support.

Perform PO and item master maintenance transactions in the ERP System to assist buyers, update PO’s with current delivery information.

Maintain supplier files by keeping them complete and up to date.

Follow established guidelines and procedures for filing and storage of purchasing records and supplier list as required.

SOX: Pull needed reports as requested by various internal departments and or auditors, Collect and review purchasing data (I.E. PO’s over $100k) and audit our files per the SOP and point out where we are non-compliant.

Audit purchasing files for purchase orders as per signature matrix.

Audit supplier files for supplier assessments, contracts, supplier approval forms, Approved Supplier List (ASL).

Knowledge of product and service purchasing policies and practices.

Verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

Report preparation skills.

Ability to interact with vendors and provide assistance to various departments.

Ability to operate personal computer with various software programs.

Ability to attend to details.

Minimum Qualifications:
AA required or equivalent years of experience.

Additional Qualifications:
3-5 years work experience in data analysis preferred.

Proficient with MS Office 2010 applications: Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Word.

The ideal candidate is assertive, detail oriented demonstrated self-starter.

The candidate thrives in a dynamic and challenging work environment, and seeks out challenges to solve, and has an interest in career advancement.

Why work for us?

For more than 30 years, Thoratec has been committed to developing advanced medical technologies to improve patient survival and quality of life. Thoratec provides the broadest mechanical circulatory support portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs. From acute to chronic heart failure, Thoratec offers proven device-based therapies to provide a new beginning for patients and their families. We value people who are passionate about collaboration, creativity, and quality. We give back to our community and help people live healthy lifestyles through support, education, involvement, and participation.

Thoratec employs more than 800 people worldwide. We are based in Pleasanton, California, with facilities in Burlington and Waltham, Massachusetts; Sunnyvale and Rancho Cordova, California; Gainesville, Florida; Cambridgeshire, UK; and Zurich, Switzerland.

Thoratec Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Thoratec Corporation (Thoratec) is a manufacturer of mechanical circulatory support products for use by patients with heart failure (HF)....