Associate Director, Procurement Capability Management

Posted 28 Mar 2019

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 190131


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

This role is a critical piece in Procurement’s people development strategy, enabling our Procurement employees to build capabilities to deliver value beyond financial contributions, and supporting our additional value drivers of Supply Security and Supplier Market Innovation. This position will substantially increase the competitiveness of Procurement and establish an organization adaptable for the future. The position can be based any site in the US or Germany (Weiterstadt).


Reporting to the Global Director of Procurement Capability Management & Process Excellence, you will develop and manage programs for Procurement which increase our capabilities and enable enhanced value creation for our stakeholders. The role will develop and deploy projects/programs based on strategic direction from senior management. Key elements for success in this role are excellent communication and project management skills, strong orientation towards Learning and Development topics, and use knowledge of current industry methods. Additionally, you need a strong technology orientation and drive for technological solutions and ability to organize and collaborate across projects and functional areas.


Who you are:

•Bachelor's Degree in management, education or relevant field

•Multiple years (7+) of work experience in adult education, instructional design, or other related fields; procurement knowledge preferred but not required

•Experience in managing direct reports or influencing teams in a global role

•Track record of success with implementing complex projects and navigating matrixed environments; strategic thinker with innovative and agile mindset

•Willing to travel 10-20%

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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