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Indirect Sourcing Manager - Buyer

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by bioMérieux

Durham, NC 27701
Immediate Start
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The role of the senior buyer is to collaborate with the Category Manager/Purchasing Manager/Purchasing Director to define and implement bioMérieux' Purchasing Strategies for their assigned commodities; accountable for their deployment across the Company and ensuring that any local activity is conducted in accordance with the commodity strategies. Supports operations at site level:

Manages the local suppliers
Ensures the compliance of contracts
Manages suppliers' performance

Main Accountabilities:

Designs, develops and communicates the purchasing commodity strategies under their responsibility and drives the implementation through bioMérieux' organization (global responsibility). Masters assigned commodity in terms of cost model, benchmarks, market trends, LCC options, product technical roadmaps, and target costing.
Leads the cross functional team that works at defining the commodity strategies under their responsibility.
Negotiates and agrees to Terms and Conditions/Local Contracts; Manages Frame Agreements; Issues purchase orders to suppliers; Manages contractual compliance and contract execution and a Contract Events Register; Manages and resolves potential claims/litigious situations with suppliers; Escalates the major contractual non-performances; Manages supply changes; Defines the terms of the supplier relationship.
Prepares and leads suppliers' price, contracts and Long Term Agreement negotiations.
Conducts and manages Supplier Panel Business Risk analysis. Defines Supplier Panel and drives its implementation (including app roval of suppliers, jointly with the contributing functions, when not approved). Manages the performance of the Supplier Panel of his/her commodities and performs regular Supplier Performance reviews (includes also the follow up of corrective action plans and continuous improvement plans).
Prepares and leads the negotiation with the suppliers on yearly QCD performance targets. Prepares and leads periodic management reviews (local and global QCD performance status, strategic positioning evaluation, business perspectives, strategic product/market developments). Defines and manages long-term QCD improvement initiatives. Mobilizes relevant bioMérieux resources to capture and implement Suppliers' innovation and QCD improvement ideas.

Studies and Experience:

BS Degree with a specialization in Purchasing or Business preferred
Minimum 5 years of experience in Purchasing.
Categories to support will be Commercial Operations: Marketing, Events, Tradeshows, Market Research and more.
Human Resources Benefits
Medical Affairs

Skills and Qualifications:

Functional know-how: Selecting and qualifying suppliers, understanding products/services, preparing and leading negotiation, contract management and legal awareness, target costing, managing multicultural interface; EXCELLENT Oral and Written communication skills; Powerpoint and Excel (medium to advanced capabilities)
Operational know-how: driving and influencing, risk management, builds trust, drives execution & make decisions; ability to successfully operate in a multi-cultural organization

Reference: 1152694567

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