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Procurement Engineer

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed 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 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


The Procurement Engineer works with the Product Development Team and is part of Global Purchasing.

  • Strong technical engineering background and supplier market knowledge are preferred with procurement experience required.
  • Challenge and benchmark technical solutions requests proposed by R&D in order to improve margin and reduce risk, including components life cycle management.
  • Select, negotiate, contract and manage relationships with international and domestic vendors to achieve stated Quality/Cost/Delivery goals of Program objectives.
  • Provide support to Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Sales and accounting departments as needed.



  • Manages and coordinates activities of the local Projects Buyers
  • Collaborate with cross functional team members on the projects to include
    • Define Purchasing project strategy in accordance with Project strategy & Global Purchasing strategy.
    • Participate to technical design review in Project cross-functional teams to deliver Purchasing added value.  and with regards to global Purchasing project activities.
    • Partner with R&D to develop Design for Cost and Design to Value models for new components and/or high-level assemblies.
  • Promote Global Purchasing approach in the project
    • Ensures that all consultations and/or negotiations are managed in accordance with the established strategies/agreements in place;
    • Develop negotiation strategies and deliver procurement savings
    • Manages product cost reduction through Value Analysis/Value Engineering, Design & Re-Design to cost, Product Re-engineering, Target costing.
    • Perform complex tear down analyses and competitive benchmarking of diagnostics and medical devices and provide comparative assessments and improvement opportunities.
    • Assess internally manufactured components and/or assemblies to perform Make or Buy analysis.
  • Collaborate with Global Purchasing Members
    • Plans Purchasing activities, with regards to the terms and conditions of the Suppliers relationships, in coordination with the Global Category Manager and project/program schedule.
    • Escalates to the Category Manager / Buyer the major contractual non-performances of the Suppliers.


You know you’re qualified if you have:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree required (Engineering or a Technical field preferred). 
  • 3+ years of experience in purchasing or in a technical field preferred. 
  • Excellent negotiation skills:
    • Functional experience with sourcing, selecting and qualifying suppliers.
    • Understanding products/services.
    • Preparing and leading negotiations, planning and organizing.
    • Contract management and legal awareness.
    • Total cost of ownership management.
  • Strong leadership skills:
    • Demonstrated ability to challenge, take ownership of issues, to initiate actions, and to make effective decisions.
    • Capacity to coordinate and manage local Projects Buyers activities.
  • Effective communication skills:
    • Winning and influencing, resilience, builds trust, makes decisions and achieves results.
    • Managing multicultural interface.
  • Effective team member:
    • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive change with team members, and at all levels of the organization.
  • Collaborative skills to develop and implement Purchasing strategies cross-functionally and globally.
  • Up to 20% travel between St. Louis and SLC


BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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