The Senior Buyer manages all activities related to the planning, purchase, and receipt of materials, used in the manufacturing and quality support functions at all Dendreon manufacturing sites. Leads purchasing, and logistics activities to maintain inventory of raw materials and supplies at planned levels. Primary point person in negotiating and interfacing with suppliers to ensure best quality and best value. Develop and implement programs to manage total procurement and inventory costs associated with the purchase of goods and services. Foster strong working relationships and communications with internal stakeholders and supply base to monitor open purchase orders and ensure on-time deliveries. Create metrics and quantitative analysis to monitor and improve supplier performance.