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Direct Senior Buyer

Location: Firenze, Italy
Position Type: Fixed-Term
Job Function: Purchasing

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 45 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network.
Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.







· 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;

· 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 approval 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.



  • 5 years of experience within the Purchasing field

  • Experience with negotiating, qualifying suppliers, contract management and legal awareness


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 13 000 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.

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