Procurement Associate

at Catalent
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted July 19, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 726 Heartland Trail, Suite 100


Position Overview: 

Catalent hires people with a passion to make a difference to the health of millions of people globally. Your expertise, coupled with Catalent’s advanced technologies and collaboration with thousands of innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love.  Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Interested in learning more about life at Catalent? Start here



Catalent Biologics is a fast-growing business within Catalent Pharma Solutions focused on providing innovative technologies and solutions to help more and better biologic treatments get to patients. The business includes our proprietary GPEx cell line engineering platform, our new state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility in Madison, WI, and our market-leading biologics analytical services in Kansas City, MO and Research Triangle Park, NC, as well as SMARTag Antibody Drug Conjugate technology in Emeryville, CA. Leveraging our growing differentiated technology portfolio, world-class manufacturing capability, and other integrated services across the Catalent network, Catalent Biologics is positioned to drive significant growth for Catalent.

Working for Catalent Biologics is an opportunity to join an entrepreneurial team. Catalent Biologics is making significant investments in people and capabilities. This is a unique opening to join a small, fast growing business, backed by a global public company. People joining our team will have the opportunity for career development as our business continues to grow and expand. Catalent-Madison employees are helping to improve future patient outcomes by working on products that are designed to treat cancer, various autoimmune, fibrotic, and blood disorders, HIV, diabetes, heart and lung diseases as well as Alzheimer’s.

The procurement team is responsible for executing the site and corporate goals with a focus on supply pricing, vendor contracting, vendor relationship management, and process improvement/guidance. This position will assist the Procurement Manager in executing these tasks. In addition, this role will help the site execute day-to-day buying activities as needed.

The Role:

  • Manage vendor address setups and changes
  • This position will assist in supply improvements including identifying price improvements, alternate supplies and vendors, process improvement recommendations and similar tasks
  • Resolve issues of outstanding invoices
  • Manage contract approvals
  • Manage CDAs and SCOCs
  • Manage digital information storage
  • Resolve quality issues with indirect vendors
  • Address indirect material stock-outs as needed
  • Identify and help implement cost-saving opportunities

The Candidate:

  • High School diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 1-2 years purchasing experience
  • College degree preferred
  • Previous experience working in a corporate environment and dealing with vendors is preferred
  • Ability to utilize the Microsoft Office suite of products, in particular Excel

Catalent Benefits:

  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process
  • Diverse, inclusive culture
  • Potential for career growth on an expanding team within an organization dedicated to preserving and bettering lives
  • 19 days of paid time off annually + 8 paid holidays
  • Competitive salary with yearly bonus potential
  • Community engagement and green initiatives
  • Generous 401K match and Paid Time Off accrual
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits effective day one of employment
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect
  • Delivers Results
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Champions Change
  • Engages and Inspires
  • Coaches and Develops


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