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Buyer, US Packaging Reagent

Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: bioMérieux

bioMérieux Inc.

Reagent - Packaging - US Buyer





Primary Purpose and Overall Objective of the Job:

  • Lead Commodities and collaborate with Purchasing Category Managers / Purchasing Management to define and implement bioMerieux’s Purchasing Strategies for their assigned commodities, accountable for their deployment across the Company, within a Global Organization.
  • Ensure that any local activity is conducted in accordance with the Commodity Strategy and Global Purchasing Roadmap. Bring Purchasing support and added values to operations, at site/region level. Facilitate the Local Packaging Purchasing activities


Main Accountabilities:

Local (US) role for Secondary Packaging Commodities and for Categories managed as a Buyer:

    • Manage the local suppliers. Ensure compliance of contracts, manages Supplier’s performance.
    • Bring Purchasing support to Manufacturing projects. Identify, promote and drive Purchasing added values within operational topics. Lead Purchasing voice within cross functional Teams.
    • Facilitate the Local Packaging Purchasing activities: data file maintenance, key meetings preparation, budget.
    • Perform Purchasing risk analysis and mitigate Supply risks
    • Support Purchasing Roadmap deployment: Continuous Improvement, Digitalization, CSR,…
    • Guaranty compliance to Global Purchasing process and procedures, local regulations and internal controls, on his/her scope.


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Studies-Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Business or similar with a concentration in Purchasing preferred

3 to 6 years of experience in Purchasing, preferably in an industrial environment and/or in the Health sector.

  • Skills  and  Qualifications:
    • Functional know-how: Selecting and qualifying suppliers, understanding products/services, preparing & leading negotiations, contract management and legal awareness, target costing, managing  multicultural interfaces;
    • Operational know-how: Drive and influence,  risk management, build trust, professional, drive execution and make decisions.
    • Human know-how: Communicative, team spirit.





Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment

Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 12 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee’s individual talents as well as their personal and professional development.

At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers. We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits.

Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh