Operations Specialist III in Decatur, AL at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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    Decatur, AL
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Job Description

Seeking a qualified candidate with 4-8 years’ experience procurement and material planning in a manufacturing environment. Preferred experience includes purchasing policies/procedures, RFQ’s/RFP’s, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (SAP), etc. This position requires strong attention to detail, proficient written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to succeed. For immediate consideration, please send your updated resume to zburrell@apexlifesciences.com

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain
  • Four years’ Experience in Supply Chain, Procurement or Business
  • Experience with purchasing policies and procedures
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (SAP preferred)
  • Experience following standard business procedures, and general business knowledge/acumen
  • Experience with basic professional analytical techniques to develop solutions for problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working in manufacturing environment with multi-functional teams
  • Experience with both buying and material planning.
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to navigate an ambiguous environment
  • Proactive, independent worker with the demonstrated capacity to work in team environment
  • Impeccable attention to detail, passion for driving change and ability to look at big picture
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills


  • Assists in development of subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and services.
  • Prepares requests for quotes (RFQ) and proposals (RFP) packages, conducts bidders' conferences, analyzes and evaluates supplier proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects subcontract source, creates subcontract documents, and administers resulting subcontracts.
  • Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts.
  • Participates with subcontract Compliance to develop purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates with engineering, quality and finance as necessary to mitigate supplier performance risk and resolve supplier issues.
  • Subcontract Administration is authorized to commit the company to a subcontract for products in support of launch vehicle production.
  • Performs the full range of standard problem solving typical of the discipline.
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems requiring occasional interpretation of guidelines and modification of standard techniques to define and resolve unusual issues.
  • Contributes to the development of overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.
  • Completes specific projects.
  • May represent their organization or department as a prime contact on projects.
  • Failure to achieve expected results would typically result in serious project delays and failure to achieve departmental objectives.
  • Participates in determining objectives of assignment.
  • Independently determines and develops approaches to problems.
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Receives guidance only on unusual or complex problems or issues. 


  • This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U. S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120. 15 (e. g., U. S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U. S. C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U. S. C. 1324b(a)(3) 
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and 4-8 years of experience (for external candidates only).

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.



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