Purchasing Analyst (R1085154) in Valencia, CA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

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Job Description

Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.

Under guidance, assist with the identification of opportunities from vendor expenditure, and work with colleagues to realize benefits for a variety of purchasing category initiatives. Work closely with the third party kitting facility to manage the inventory replenishment to ensure stocks availability. ​Ensure adherence to the Q2 Solutions corporate purchasing policy which encourages vendor competition.


  • Extract spend data from accounts payable or other databases and create spend reports.
  • Prepare data templates for creation of baselines and provide templates to vendor to populate with line item spend details.
  • Under guidance, work with functional stakeholders to identify requirements, identify purchasing process steps and timetable for completion of the project.
  • Under guidance, prepare and issue competitive Requests for Information or Requests for Proposals and negotiate the best commercial terms.
  • Prepare and present purchasing recommendations to purchasing management.
  • Under guidance, collect Q2 Solutions data from issue logs to feed into vendor performance reports and organize monthly and quarterly meetings for vendor management programs.
  • Under guidance, create and populate templates required for ePurchasing exercises and assist set up on-line auction events.
  • Ensure purchase orders comply with contract terms and work to improve the efficiency of the purchase to pay process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of purchasing methodologies, processes and practices.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management, materials management, purchasing or procurement.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Working knowledge of technical accounting skills.
  • Good analytical and numeracy skills.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.
  • At least 2 years’ experience with ERP Systems
  • Experience working with Oracle ERP System


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or finance with 1 year's experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.

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Job ID: R1085154