Date Posted
December 2, 2022
Job Category
Purchasing/Supply Chain

About Adesis

Adesis Inc. – a subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), a global leader in organic light emitting diodes – is a premier contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) accelerating our clients’ success in the biotech, pharmaceutical and specialty chemistry industries through our innovative chemistry and solutions.

Adesis Inc. encompasses almost 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory and manufacturing space in two U.S. locations – New Castle and Wilmington, DE, centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic biotech/pharmaceutical hub.

Our business model provides clients with organic chemistry services in three areas: early-stage research, scale-up and development, and specialty manufacturing. We specialize in organic and organometallic synthesis, from milligrams to multi-kilogram quantities, and our exceptional technical team prides ourselves in our ability to solve challenging chemistry problems for our growing client base.

Adesis is an extraordinary company looking for extraordinary talent! Our mission is to accelerate our clients’ success through innovative chemistry and solutions, and we offer promising careers in an inclusive work environment aligned with our values of innovation, ownership and integrity.

Position Summary:

The Buyer will directly interface with vendors on the negotiation of goods and services, material supply issues, and other critical tasks to ensure an uninterrupted and price conscious supply of materials to Adesis. Additionally, the Buyer will ensure a constant flow of communication to their internal Adesis peers on delivery of goods and services. The Buyer will also be responsible for the complete purchase order process, which includes creating, monitoring, facilitating, and assuring all purchase orders are fulfilled and successfully closed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate pricing, delivery, and order terms
  • Assist in sourcing chemicals and materials to ensure continuity of supply chains
  • Proactively work with internal requestors to understand their order requests
  • Qualify vendor, negotiate pricing in preparation for initiation of purchase orders for goods and services to maximize value, supply, and cost
  • Prepare accurate purchase orders from submitted requisitions
  • Monitor open purchase orders, identify and address possible delivery issues in order to expedite receipt
  • Work with receiving staff to ensure all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products
  • Ensure timely direct placement of orders with vendors
  • Accurately enter, code and update PO’s in SAP B1, identifying expenses, fixed asset and inventory items.
  • Proactively follow up on placed orders.
  • Timely closure of PO’s once all issues are resolved.
  • Investigate and initiate the payment process of invoices from external legal consultants and work with the internal legal group to ensure services have been adequately provided
  • Additional tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of applicable experience or 7-10 years of experience with no degree
  • Familiarity with ERP systems. SAP B1 experience preferred
  • Ability to interface and interact with external vendors
  • Must be detail oriented, able to balance multiple priorities, and have strong time management and self-management skills
  • Ability to work in a SOX environment and be able to resolve any audit queries with external auditors
  • Ability to establish internal relationships quickly and work with multiple internal organizations simultaneously.
  • Professional demeanor

Core Competencies:

  • Delivers Results: Takes initiatives and delivers results; Challenges self and others to create value; Takes courageous decisions and balanced risks to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Insightful: Seeks deep understanding of stakeholders’/clients’ needs, motivations and behaviors, and translates them into insights to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Thinks Holistically: Understands the overarching impact of one’s own actions on other areas of the business; Looks for synergies inside and outside the organization to create value for our clients and Adesis.
  • Learns: Demonstrates curiosity and learns from the experience of success and failure; Proactively shares knowledge with others in order to affect continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates: Develops trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the corporate goals and accelerate the strategy; Encourages and leverages diversity to improve outcomes.
  • Champions Change: Seeks new opportunities to create value for our clients and Adesis; Supports the implementation and acceptance of change across the organization.
  • Leads Others: Inspires, motivates, influences and coaches others to create value for our clients and Adesis; Creates a culture of accountability that provides space for colleagues to contribute to their fullest potential.

Benefits Package:

  • Our highly competitive employee package offers medical, dental and vision benefits.
  • Also included are:
  • Annual bonus
  • 401K Plan with employer contribution
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Life, Disability and AD&D Insurance
  • A generous time-off policy that includes up to twelve weeks of maternity/parental leave

We want you to start with us and retire with us!