Strategic Procurement Associate Part-Time


The Opportunity:

Helomics is an Integrated Clinical Contract Research Organization located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Helomics mission is to improve the standard of care for cancer patients through innovative research and development partnerships with pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology, and academic organizations, leading to better and more personalized treatments and diagnostic technologies for human disease. Helomics’ CLIA-certified lab provides clinical testing that assists oncologists and surgeons in individualizing patient treatment decisions. 



This is a specialized profile in which the individual will have a strategic approach to lab procurement and one that returns hard cost savings on investment.  Candidate will need to leverage the value of supplier relationships while working to create more favorable pricing, terms and conditions in exchange for greater market share. Strategic procurement will directly impact lab spend with key suppliers and, at the same time, gain real-time insight into spend data.  This individual will be accountable for inventory management functions while coordinating with internal as well as external sources of the organization.  This job requires organizing, planning and timely allocation of goods in accordance with the budgetary set points.


Duties and Responsibilities: (Not Limited To)

Person will perform a range of supply duties, to include but not limited to, negotiating price points, receiving and handling materials, warehousing and product research/sourcing.  Duties will also include backup to other team members, interaction with vendors and preparation of Standard Operating Procedures according to Regulations.


  • Maintain and improve vendor relationships in a mutually beneficial and respectful manner

  • Negotiate pricing/terms with vendors to allow hard cost savings

    • Ensure the procurement process is as cost-effective and efficient as possible

  • Forecasting and estimating the potential stock requirements

  • Maintain and provide an understanding of industry best practices, trends, and supplier network capabilities

  • Receives materials and performs inspection in accordance with documented procedures

  • Evaluate cost movement of company products and assess the purchase and invoice details

  • Process all receiving transactions in applicable inventory management system

  • Replenish stock as well as fill orders

  • Tracking the transportation and distribution of inventory

  • Maintaining the recording of all stock items and compiling evaluation reports

  • Conducting weekly audits

    • Inventory levels

    • Vendors for incoming products

  • Assigning location tags and labels for all housed merchandise

  • Noting and tracking of lost and damaged shipments

  • Maintaining product sheets, drawings and other significant documentation for products



  • Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    • Associates with 5 years’ experience will be considered

If you meet the requirements and are seeking a dynamic, challenging atmosphere, with the opportunity to make a difference to help oncologists and their patients, email your resume to with the words “Strategic Procurement    Associate” in the subject of the email.

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