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Indirect Sourcing Manager-Buyer

Date: Jan 3, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: bioMérieux

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. bioMérieux’s global headquarters is located in Marcy L’Étoile, France, and we have more than 11,200 team members in 43 countries. With our distributor network, we serve more than 160 countries. bioMérieux, Inc., our Americas division, has more than 4,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries. Our Americas headquarters is in Durham, NC, with nearly 1,200 team members. bioMérieux, Inc. sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health. Our passionate team members recognize the power of diagnostics and rally behind our mission to help save lives.



Position Summary:

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
  • Finance


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


Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 11,200 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


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