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Category Manager/Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Life Science Research

Company: Essen Instruments, Inc.
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Sartorius currently has a unique opportunity for a Strategic Sourcing Category Manager to join our SCM team. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the incumbent in this key role will have responsibility for establishing and managing a stable supply base to enable us to meet our customers' expectations. Main Tasks --- Execute SCM's sourcing strategy for bio-analytics segment (cell & protein analysis)--- Develop and manage cost-efficient and resilient supplier network for respective categories--- Translate product and manufacturing requirements into sourcing guidance for operational buyers--- Build and manage productive working relationships with key suppliers--- Support new product development and introduction (NPI)--- Continuously monitor and reduce material costs--- Identify, mitigate and report external supply risks--- Keep abreast of industry and market trends, and best practices--- Support Sartorius programs regarding CSR, ESG and compliance--- Negotiate sourcing contracts (i.e. price and terms and conditions)--- Monitor the supplier performance based on defined key performance indicators Qualification Requirements --- B.S. degree (ideally in economics or relevant discipline)--- 5+ years of proven experience in sourcing on a global level in chosen technology field--- 5+ years of comprehensive work experience as a sourcing or procurement manager--- Demonstrated track record of strong, effective negotiation skills--- Expertise in purchase-to-pay (P2P) and order-to-cash (O2C) processes--- Knowledge of supply risk management and procurement performance metrics--- Hands-on user experience in SAP applications (ECC, BW) and sourcing software--- Managing and working in cross-functional international stakeholder communities--- Technical affinity and understanding of production processes--- Analytical skills to identify cost drivers and saving potential--- Contract management and compliance expertise Competencies --- Curiosity, assertiveness, and willingness to explore new topics, out-of-the-box thinking--- Well organized and quality driven--- Excellent time management skills--- Ability to work independently and adapt quickly to change--- Integrity, problem-solving & "can-do" mentality--- Communicating and collaborating across cultural and functional borders--- Strong communication skills (written and verbal) Driving our future growth requires talented people. Sartorius is a dynamic organization suited to people who want to showcase skills, be recognized for expertise and thrive in a vibrant and innovative environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Please view equal employment opportunity posters provided by OFCCPhere E-Verify Participation Info E-Verify Workers Rights Sartorius is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. All employment decisions are based on valid job-related requirements. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling +1 631 254 4249 ext 8330 or via e-mail at accommodationrequest@sartorius.com We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally. Further insightsinto our world of work can be found here.

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