Procurement Specialist

Agilent Technologies, Inc. Carpinteria, CA

About the Job

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek ---- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

As a Procurement Specialist you will support Agilent's Order Fulfillment and Supply Chain organization, part of the Dako business group. In this role you will be responsible for the following:


  • Assurance of supply of materials, equipment and/or services, including maintaining appropriate inventory levels, with no disruption to production, and meeting all needs of the business
  • Material sourcing for existing products and new product introduction (NPI) projects
  • Purchase requisition/order creation and changes, including material releases, in an accurate and timely manner
  • Contribute to cost reduction efforts to reduce supply chain cost/cost of goods (COGS), while maintaining a continuing reliable source of supply
  • Meet all required ISO and regulatory (QMS) requirements, including supplier evaluation, reevaluation, and approval.
  • Negotiating cost of materials, and purchase terms and conditions as needed
  • Monitor supplier performance and take appropriate action with suppliers, including issuing of SCARs, to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Support proactive approach to material disruption issues and escalate as needed
  • Disposition of non-conforming materials through management of material returns, reworks (re-qualify), and/or obtaining timely credits
  • Working with Quality, Engineering, Production, R&D to ensure appropriate and timely material availability, correct documentation, material specifications, NCRs, and Certificates of Analysis/Compliance
  • Assist accounting/finance with variance analysis as needed
  • Generation/maintenance of required reports and information
  • Follow documented Procurement Processes and Work Instructions and perform activities in support of supplier management processes and objectives
  • Maintain necessary records and files
  • Reconcile receiving and accounts payable problems
  • Meets regular Standard setting requirements
  • Set clear delivery expectations and manage to these expectations
  • Communicate material forecasting to suppliers
  • Expedite deliveries as needed to ensure continual flow of materials
  • Support Agilent's Supplier Performance Measurement Process and work with suppliers to drive continuous performance improvement, responsible for contributing to or leading continuous improvement efforts
  • Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with suppliers and colleagues
  • Effectively communicate Agilent requirements and business needs
  • Responsible to contribute to or lead compliance initiatives