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Sourcing Category Manager 1

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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.

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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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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