Purchasing Associate

Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time
Supply Chain
Mid Level

About Krystal Bio:  

At Krystal Biotech, we bring together the brightest and most eager minds to relentlessly pursue the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of genetic medicines to treat diseases with high unmet medical needs.

Founded in 2016, Krystal is distinguished in three powerful ways: science and technology using our patented gene therapy platform, innovative manufacturing supported by our commercial scale facilities, and a unique commercialization model that focuses on the patient’s end-to-end experience.

Krystal received U.S. FDA approval for the first and only redosable gene therapy treatment, VYJUVEK®, for the treatment of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB). Krystal continues to leverage our proprietary platform to rapidly advance a robust pipeline of investigational genetic medicines in respiratory, oncology, dermatology, and ophthalmology.

Krystal is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, which is home to our two state-of-the-art CGMP manufacturing facilities with teams around the world and satellite offices in Switzerland, Germany, and Japan. We are a company built and run by people who care, are fearless in the face of a challenge, love the work they do, and practice the highest level of scientific integrity. As we grow, we are seeking team members that embody these values.


Job Description Summary:

Krystal Biotech, Inc is seeking a highly motivated Purchasing Associate to support procurement activities for a wide variety of GMP materials, capital goods, and services.  This is a dynamic position that will operate cross-functionally across several departments.   

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing purchase orders to ensure that they are complete and accurate according to company policies.
  • Working with suppliers to develop new products or improve existing products to meet customer needs.
  • Negotiating prices with suppliers and ensuring that they meet company standards for cost effectiveness.
  • Managing the purchasing cycle, including creating purchase orders and negotiating contracts with suppliers
  • Working with internal departments to obtain necessary information about products, suppliers, or markets for analysis.
  • Providing technical knowledge about materials, products, manufacturing processes, and other industry-specific knowledge for use in negotiations with suppliers
  • Reviewing bids from potential suppliers and selecting a supplier based on criteria such as price, quality, and reliability of service.
  • Coordinating with finance staff to ensure that invoices are paid promptly
  • Reviewing supplier performance to ensure that quality standards are being met and problems are addressed quickly

Experience and Skills Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of relevant experience in industry setting, preferably in biotech/pharma
  • Demonstrated understanding of procurement process
  • Working knowledge of sourcing software and ERP systems
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, while also demonstrating the ability to synthesize information and demonstrate strategic thinking
  • A demonstrated self-starter who is highly motivated and able to address changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and stakeholder management skills
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal

Krystal Biotech, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Krystal Biotech, Inc. does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Krystal Biotech, Inc.  will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Krystal Biotech, Inc. 


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