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Sourcing Category Manager 1

Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Purchasing

Position Summary:

Our Global purchasing – Operations category management  department is looking for a Sourcing Category Manager dedicated to instruments who will evolve within the Global Purchasing Department and will report to the Global Purchasing, Instrument manager.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for an Instrument supplier portfolio consisting of technical parts (electronics , plastics, metal part, etc) 
  • Drives the definition and implementation of purchasing strategies for their assigned commodities.
  • Accountable for the strategic deployment across the Company and functionally manage the purchasing network relevant for their assigned categories.
  • Responsible of the optimization of the portfolio on the following criteria: quality/compliance, cost, service, CSR and risk management.
  • Be a force of proposal on savings, innovation and CSR initiatives on the purchasing portfolio.
  • Acts as the purchasing referent and coordinator for the Function Management Committee. Ensures that all the requirements of the functions are considered and addressed.
  • Guarantee and support the digital transformation of the global purchasing department within his/her perimeter.


Studies, Experience, Skills and Qualifications: 

  • 10 + years’ experience in a purchasing department and experience in direct purchasing
  • Experience in biotech industry is preferred,
  • Experience on technical purchases  background is a plus,
  • Functional know-how: preparing and leading negotiations, contract management and legal awareness, total cost management, managing multicultural interfaces, planning and organizing, global business acumen.
  • Operational know-how: Winning and influencing, operational effectiveness, risk management, builds trust, drives execution by making decisions and achieving results. 
  • Ability to travel internationnally up to 30% of the time.






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