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Purchaser - Supply Chain

Company: Alto Pharmacy
Location: Culver City
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Alto is a telehealth pharmacy focused on helping people live healthier by making the prescription experience easier, more supportive, and more affordable. We're transforming a $500 billion industry by reinventing what a pharmacy can do, for both patients and providers-from hand-delivering medications for free to offering on-call help by text or chat. Over one million deliveries, over a thousand five-star Yelp reviews, and an NPS score of +86 later, we're proud to say we've built a pharmacy that people truly love. About the Team The Purchasing team is an essential component of Alto's Supply Chain organization. Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the team's key responsibilities are sourcing important medications and making certain we have adequate supply to meet the needs of the patients we support. The team is also counted on to develop strong and trustworthy relationships with vendors, manage working capital, and help support Alto's short and long term objectives. The daily responsibilities of a Purchaser include reviewing and submitting purchase orders, following through on lead-times to ensure the delivery of orders, new vendor and product setups, and working closely with the pharmacy staff to support their procurement needs while acting as an extended team member. You will leverage your analytical side to contribute to service level improvement, margin expansion efforts, identify cost savings, and help Alto to optimize its supply chain. Accelerate your career as you:

  • Analyze, track, and manage inventory levels--
  • Review and submit purchase orders to vendors
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with new and existing vendors. Continually strive to drive mutually beneficial and collaborative relationships that will result in improved supply chain activities across the supply network
  • Manage the product database to ensure accurate product attributes/characteristics--
  • Monitor and track supplier performance--
  • Forecast future supply needs and initiate proactive communications identifying short-term and long-term supplier capacity constraints.
  • Leverage financial and analytical insights to drive purchasing optimization and margin expansion
  • Participate and support Alto cost savings initiatives through collaborative partnerships with the Finance team
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to support growth, scale, and innovative initiatives A bit about you: Minimum Qualifications:
    • 3+ years of experience in a strategic sourcing, procurement management, or supply chain management
    • Possess a working knowledge of financial metrics and prior experience with an order management system
    • Experience supporting ecommerce, delivery models, B2B sales, and/or consumer retail - healthcare experience a plus, but not required
    • Experience in a startup or other fast-changing environment and in consumer markets Preferred Qualifications:--
      • Proven experience managing multiple priorities simultaneously
      • Deep understanding of pharmacy operations
      • Clinical background/expertise a plus (Pharmacy Technician) Additional Physical Job Requirements :--
        • Read English, comprehend, and follow simple oral and written instructions. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
        • Communicating with others to exchange information. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
        • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
        • Frequent repeating motions required to operate a computer that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
        • Sedentary work: Sitting most of the time, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Walking and standing are required only occasionally. Alto Pharmacy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.-- Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an E-Verify company. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for an employment visa? (e.g. H1-B Visa) --*
          If you would like, please share your pronouns with us so that we can accurately refer to you. --*
          Demographic Questions Help Alto be an equal opportunity employer! Individuals seeking employment at Alto Pharmacy are considered--without regard--to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.
          • Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. There will be no impact on your candidacy if you choose--not--to answer any of these questions.
          • No hiring decisions are made based on this information. Your responses will not be visible to anyone on the hiring team, nor to anyone who can influence your interview process.--
          • Any information you share below is anonymized and aggregated in order to preserve privacy and is never associated with your application or personal identifying information. Alto is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive interviewing experience and work environment. Thank you for helping us to ensure equal employment opportunities for all! Please specify your ethnicity [select all that apply]:
            White or Caucasian
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            Yes
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            Do you have military experience of any kind?
            Yes, I am currently in the military or on reserve
            Yes, I am a United States Veteran
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            Please specify your age group
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