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Austin, TX - Austin, TX
Full Time
Associate's Degree

By joining Bio-Techne, you’ll join a company with a powerful and positive purpose of enabling cutting-edge research in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers to further treat and prevent disease worldwide.


Key Requirements and Duties:

  • Manages the requisition/planning processes to ensure compliance of procurement/planning activities to ISO/cGMP regulations and ERP system requirements
  • Maintains stockrooms inventory supply through the analysis of consumption, reorder points and order quantities in conjunction with vendor representatives
  • Submits purchase requisitions and online orders for direct and indirect materials
  • Manages supplier relationships through price negotiations, resolving discrepancies and conveying quality and regulatory requirements
  • Assists in managing Supplier Performance review process
  • Manages Supply Center related activities
  • Manage Vendor Change Notification Program by monitoring compliance to regulatory requirements
  • Compile and analyze data to perform price analysis, make source selections and procurement justifications. 
  • Supports the annual cost roll/standard costing activities
  • Interface with internal customers and suppliers to ensure that the material/services are delivered on-time and in accordance with the specifications and quality notes documented in the Purchase Order.
  • Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.
  • Process non-conforming material requests and RMA requests with supply chain


  • Prepares material requirements plan and coordinates with departmental members to ensure timely delivery of production materials
  • Supports intradepartmental requests for materials, including verifying availability and issuing from inventory management system.
  • Creates and updates bills of materials and routers to ensure accuracy
  • Monitors inventory levels and coordinates restocking of common reagents
  • Generates work orders and production paperwork
  • Analyzes planned labor hours based on historical data
  • Support departmental projects such as software, process implementation and administration
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements: 

Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school or six months to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferable Skills and Attributes:            

  • Understanding of Supply Chain practices and principles
  • ERP knowledge: QAD especially beneficial
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Familiarity with ISO and cGMP requirements
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Follows direction and instructions accurately, asks questions and learns quickly, attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team and management
  • Can manage multiple projects
  • Personable with a positive attitude
  • Reliable attendance
  • Demonstrates ability to train others

Required Training:

  • Probationary training to be completed within the first 90 days of employment
  • Skilled use of current systems to be completed within the first 90 days of employment
  • Must be willing to continually train relating to processes, procedures, and regulatory requirements

Why Join Bio-Techne:

  • We offer competitive salaries along with extensive medical, vision, and dental plans for you and your family starting on day one!
  • We invest in our employees’ financial futures through 401k matching and an employee stock purchase plan.
  • We help our employees develop their careers through mentorship, promotional opportunities, training and development, internship programs, and more.
  • We offer employee resource groups, volunteer paid time off, employee events, and charity drives to build a culture of caring and belonging. 
  • We foster a culture of empowerment and innovation, where employees feel valued and encouraged to bring their new ideas to the table.

Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for this position

Bio-Techne is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.