Associate Sourcing Manager

Posted 31 Jan 2020

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 203020


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:


As Associate Sourcing Manger, FMICM and Resale, you will be accountable to develop, implement and support sourcing strategies that drive value within the Sector Sourcing Life Science. This position is responsible for leading sourcing initiatives with functional business partners primarily within the US Region.  As a key link between internal stakeholder groups, Procurement, and external suppliers, the role holder is accountable for understanding key business drivers and ensuring that stakeholder requirements are fulfilled.  You should be experienced in cross-functional collaboration and use of strategic sourcing best practices to maximize value in terms of cost savings/avoidance, demand management, risk reduction, quality and supplier performance.


We need a proactive, analytical and vocal team player capable of forming strong relationships throughout the entire organization. Strong networking skills are a must in order to succeed in this global organization. This person should have broad knowledge of strategic sourcing processes, this knowledge should include, but is not limited to:  Actively work with the Sourcing Managers, Subject Matter Experts, Business Partners, Operations and others to source goods in accordance with business requirements, policies and procedures;  Conducts internal and external spend and market analyses, identifies opportunities, supports GSM’s to develop category strategies, coordinates and participates on cross-functional teams;  Negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers;  Develop and maintain strong and successful relationships with internal/external stakeholders and with key suppliers;  Develop & implement supply security, cost efficiency and innovation projects to provide the best total cost solution to the organization;  Track supplier performance and communicate the performance to the procurement network and the relevant internal stakeholders.


Position can be located in St. Louis, MO or Burlington, MA


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Scientific or Business field (Chemistry, Biology, Business)
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in a laboratory or office setting


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in a large multi-national organization in the Life Science or Medical Device industry
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in sourcing or procurement role
  • Experience supporting strategic sourcing/category management
  • Team player with excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills for interaction with team members and stakeholders including senior management
  • Strong working knowledge of analytical tools, Excel and experience with ERP systems such as SAP or Oracle

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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