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Evident Scientific Purchasing Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

Purchasing Manager

Job ID #: 1590

Company: Evident

Posting Date: May 2, 2024


Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At EVIDENT, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day.

Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

Manage the purchasing and supply activities of goods and services to ensure an adequate supply of material to support company objectives. Negotiate supplier contracts. Maintain relationships with suppliers and contract manufacturers to manage inventory levels cost targets delivery expectations and quality performance. Implement appropriate material management methodologies to support manufacturing.

Job Duties

  • Administer day to day activities of all purchasing staff.

  • Manage the purchasing and supply chain activities of goods and services to ensure an adequate supply of material to support company objectives in a timely manner.

  • Manages material supply to NPI projects ensuring delivery in accordance with the project plan.

  • Support Corporate and Local policies and processes.

  • Assure the effective use of company funds by securing the best value of goods and services.

  • Drive the supplier selection process for the company and participate in supplier reduction programs in coordination with the Commodity Management Team.

  • Collaborate with Quality regarding supplier quality system approval and with Engineering regarding technical issues and supplier capabilities.

  • Manage the relationship with contract manufacturers including inventory levels cost structure delivery schedules and overall quality and delivery performance.

  • Manage the decision-making process and attend OTD meetings to resolve material systems project control issues related to the supply chain and assign root cause for late shipments.

  • Support the Lean Sigma strategy for continuous improvement.

  • Oversee MRB (Material Review Board).

  • Provide analysis of material requirements based on forecast orders and other methods.

  • Implement member of new product introduction teams

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Five or more years of related experience in supply chain management including departmental leadership experience.

  • Experience with Lean supply chain methods

  • Excellent analytical and planning skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • CPM or CPIM certification is desirable.

  • Experience with ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR820 quality management systems

  • Occasional travel including internationally.

  • Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.):

  • Language skills (verbal written listening)

  • Software skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Mathematical skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Team player

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

EVIDENT is passionate about the solutions it creates for the life sciences and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world. Today, EVIDENT’s solutions range from industrial microscopes and videoscopes to nondestructive testing technology and x-ray analyzers. These products are widely used for quality control, inspection, and measurement applications. Serving customers in fields such as manufacturing, maintenance, and environment and natural resources, EVIDENT’s technology contributes to the quality of products and adds to the safety of industrial infrastructure and facilities. For more information, Click Here ( .

It is the policy of EVIDENT to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Waltham ||