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Procurement Specialist I

GeneDx Inc

GeneDx Inc

Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

GeneDx is a patient-centric health information company committed to revolutionizing healthcare and changing lives by unlocking the answers from within. With more than 20 years of expertise in diagnosing rare disorders and diseases, we have pioneered panels, exome and whole genome sequencing and have developed a proprietary genomic interpretation and information services platform in support of healthcare partners and patients globally. We create, follow, and are informed by cutting-edge science and technology. With one of the most sophisticated datasets of genomic information, we are able to identify new disease-causing genes, advancing the field of medicine through the detection, discovery, and diagnosis of genetic diseases.

GeneDx is seeking a Procurement Specialist I, reporting to the Procurement Manager. The Procurement Specialist’s primary responsibility will be performing the purchasing function including the receipt and processing of purchase requisitions and procurement of services, supplies and equipment in accordance with established policies and procedures, as well as the management of existing vendor relationships. The successful candidate must have strong people skills, the ability to see the big picture, yet accurate with close attention to detail. Sharp analytical, problem-solving skills combined with common sense and good judgement. Well organized with an ability to prioritize, multitask, and thrive in a dynamic environment.

This is a hybrid role, where we are seeking someone within a 50-60 mile radius that can be onsite as needed.


  • Negotiate with different suppliers for price, quality, and lead time requirements.
  • Support stocking level plans and delivery requirements.
  • React to changes in supply plan driven by a dynamic demand forecast.
  • Review performance indicators and support continuous improvement.
  • React and communicate changes in material logistics.
  • Expedite and liaise with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods.
  • Create and analyze requisitions, help accounts payable with invoices, process and analyze supply requests and supply orders.
  • Maintain positive relationships with existing suppliers.
  • Support the sourcing of new suppliers for future needs.
  • Work closely with Supply Planning to meet capacity requirements.
  • Manage timely entry and maintenance of purchase orders.
  • Handle correspondence concerning over shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and cost.
  • Ensures compliance with company authorized signature levels.
  • Works with suppliers on corrective actions.
  • Help to process returns.
  • Maintains purchase order logs and prepares monthly reports as needed.
  • Assist the team in data collection on supplier performance.
  • Closely monitor supply plans and programs, including backorders and exception reports and develop action/mitigation plans as appropriate.
  • Support ERP / NS Supply Chain functionality.
  • Work collaboratively with Supply Planning to establish bulk orders, JIT opportunities, and safety stock models.


  • Minimum of one year business experience in a high volume environment; will consider recent college graduate with business oriented degree and minimal experience
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, and systems
  • Able to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Self-motivated and able to perform in a fast paced, team oriented environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with solid skills in Excel
  • ERP / NS (Net Suite) Knowledge is a key advantage

Budgeted Pay Range: $44,000 - $58,667

Pay Transparency, Budgeted Range
$44,000$58,667 USD


Science - Minded, Patient - Focused.

At GeneDx, we create, follow, and are informed by cutting-edge science. With over 20 years of expertise in diagnosing rare disorders and diseases, and pioneering work in the identification of new disease-causing genes, our commitment to genetic disease detection, discovery, and diagnosis is based on sound science and is focused on enhancing patient care.

Experts in what matters most.

With hundreds of genetic counselors, MD/PhD scientists, and clinical and molecular genomics specialists on staff, we are the industry’s genetic testing experts and proud of it. We share the same goal as healthcare providers, patients, and families: to provide clear, accurate, and meaningful answers we all can trust.


From sequencing to reporting and beyond, our technical and clinical experts are providing guidance every step of the way:


  • High-quality testing: Our laboratory is CLIA certified and CAP accredited and most of our tests are also New York State approved.
  • Advanced detection: By interrogating genes for complex variants, we can identify the underlying causes of conditions that may otherwise be missed.


  • Thorough analysis: We classify variants according to our custom adaptation of the most recent guidelines. We then leverage our rich internal database for additional interpretation evidence.
  • Customized care: Our experts review all test results and write reports in a clear, concise, and personalized way. We also include information for research studies in specific clinical situations.
  • Impactful discovery: Our researchers continue working to find answers even after testing is complete. Through both internal research efforts and global collaborations, we have identified and published hundreds of new disease-gene relationships and developed novel tools for genomic data analysis. These efforts ultimately deliver more diagnostic findings to individuals.

Learn more About Us here.


Essential on-site and customer facing employees may be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. Medical or religious exemptions considered.

Benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Discounts
  • Voluntary benefits

GeneDx is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All privacy policy information can be found here.