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Buyer, Purchasing Agent, Procurement Specialist

Hackettstown, NJ
March 24, 2020

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Joseph Macowski

908-***-**** Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Purchasing and Procurement Specialist

Global materials management professional with 25+ years of experience in purchasing, procurement, production supervision, inventory control, and logistics driving manufacturing quality and profitability.

Results-Driven Manager: Collaborate across functions and levels to deliver timely, cost-effective, supply management and customer satisfaction for medical, pharma, chemical, industrial, and telecom firms.

Engaged Problem-Solver: Implement seasoned vendor, inventory, and data management strategies to adapt to production, sales, and system changes, handle multiple supply chain priorities, and improve quality control.

Dedicated Business Partner: Recognized by production, quality, engineering, and finance teams as a valuable, flexible supply chain resource committed to understanding critical business needs and meeting tight deadlines.

“Joe gives 110% and you can count on him to get the job done. His hard work, attention to detail,

and cheerful demeanor make him a pleasure to work with.” C. Hoffman, Director - Amerlux Lighting

Areas of Expertise

Purchasing Administration l Supply Chain Management

Data Management l Account Reconciliation l ERP Systems and Training l SAP l Oracle EBS

Professional Experience

CELGENE CORPORATION- Warren, NJ Feb 2018 – Oct 2019

Buyer (Contractor)

Coordinate purchasing for the clinical R&D facility using Oracle ERP, optimize inventory levels, and manage the 2 largest vendors for global biopharmaceutical manufacturer for consumable drug therapy products.

Procure all cGMP direct and indirect materials and components including API’s, excipients, reagents, primary and secondary packaging containers, labeling, and operating supplies for clinical R&D facility.

Execute purchase requisitions and delivery via the Oracle EBS (ERP) system after formulating real-time SCOPE inventory reports to determine weekly demand (internet-based inventory management system).

Train associates on Oracle EBS system; member of FMEA project (Lean Manufacturing assessment risk tool) for supply chain audit.

Key contributor to launch of new project by procuring mandated QC and safety documents for BOM.

Promptly resolve and expedite invoicing reconciliation through internal Basware internet-based system.

Create Excel open-order reports, utilize OBIEE module of Oracle for processing stock status reports.


Purchasing Agent May 2016 - Aug 2017

Reported to Controller to process and distribute 20+ daily purchase orders, resolve and expedite open orders, and reduce inventory write-off for growing pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing firm.

Processed daily requisitions issued within Point Purchase internet-based purchasing system (P2P system).

Expedited critical deliveries through daily communication with vendors and staff to meet strict deadlines.

Created Excel open order reports to mitigate risk, negotiated alternative vendors, and expedited orders.

Consulted with technicians to ensure optimal order volumes and minimize excess inventory write-offs.

Achieved positive 2-day audit review report on purchasing team processes, systems, and methods.

Maintained accurate vendor files including FDA regulated documentation and quickly resolved invoicing issues for purchase of chemicals, excipients and active products for formulation/manufacturing.

Professional Experience (Continued)


Procurement Specialist (Contractor)

Conducted procurement and quality assurance projects spanning 50+ vendors to obtain high-tech, customized components for global medical diagnostic instrument manufacturer. Selected to expedite key projects and quickly became a trusted partner to engineering, quality control, production, shipping, and finance teams.

Expedited and processed 25+ monthly return and rework orders for non-conforming parts using SAP.

Led critical quality assurance initiative procuring vendor Certificate of Conformance, RoHS certs, and First Article Inspection Reports (FAI) to comply with FDA guidelines while adhering to production deadlines.

Evaluated new product development quality documentation and shortened issue resolution time.

Collaborated with engineering, quality, and receiving to expedite shipping of return and rework orders.

VERIZON WIRELESS - Purchasing Analyst (Contractor) - Basking Ridge, NJ Mar 2013 - Aug 2014

Managed high-volume of cellular phone equipment purchasing and delivery to multiple distribution centers resulting in improved efficiency and customer satisfaction for leading wireless telecommunications provider.

Improved productivity by processing 40-65+ purchase orders per day across the wireless product portfolio.

Reviewed work flow management open requisitions and processed purchase orders in PeopleSoft Oracle.

CHEMTURA CORPORATION - Purchasing Assistant (Contractor) - Fords, NJ Nov 2012 - Jan 2013

Managed vendor RFQs under tight deadlines to acquire capital equipment for chemical manufacturer.

Expedited RFPs, researched and tracked purchase orders, and managed vendor data within SAP system.

Documented and reported on vendor specs, ISO certifications, agreements, and outstanding deliveries.

B BRAUN MEDICAL INC. - Buyer - (Contractor) - Allentown, PA Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

Procured materials and finished goods based on LTP, ERP, MRP, and demand forecasting tools within SAP, ensured optimal inventory levels, and expedited deliveries to meet deadlines for medical device manufacturer.

Managed purchase orders and created and maintained material and supplier master data in ERP system.

Expedited cost-effective disposition of non-conforming materials and timely vendor corrective action.

VEECO INSTRUMENTS - Buyer (Contractor) - Somerset, NJ Jun 2010 - Jun 2011

Managed 50-75 vendor base to procure production service parts for LED capital equipment manufacturer.

Expedited 60+ weekly purchase orders, improved delivery timeliness, and resolved invoice discrepancies.

Obtained competitive quotes to secure cost savings and maintained materials management database.

AMERLUX LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC. - Purchasing Assistant - Oakland, NJ Mar 2007 - Nov 2009

Facilitated inventory supply for 2,000+ parts valued at $5M for commercial lighting system manufacturer.

Streamlined purchasing process and improved supplier relations to achieve a 98% JIT delivery rate.

Resolved vendor credit issues and utilized Oracle to improve purchase order process and record accuracy.


BS in Business Administration - WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY - West Chester, PA

“Joe quickly became a valuable, adaptable member of the team. He is conscientious, an excellent decision-maker, and has interpersonal acumen to blend well with others.” J. Miller, Materials Management Director - B Braun.

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