Sourcing Manager for Product Development Life Science (all genders)

Posted 30 Jul 2020

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 208927


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 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.

Your role:  As a core team member of Group Procurement on cross-functional project teams with the goal of bringing new products to market you will manage all aspects of sourcing for different product development projects for Life Science from concept phase through product launch. Sourcing categories can include a range of raw materials, custom tooling, services, and contract manufacturing. You collaborate with Category Sourcing Managers to ensure key strategic suppliers/partners are utilized, developed and review as well as oversee issuance of all specs (BOMs/tech packs) for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance prior to release. You participate in efforts to create value through innovation, providing guidance to R&D for procurement aspects and initiate Requests for Quotation (RFQ)/Proposal (RFP), coordinate bid list in close alignment with project objectives & category sourcing strategies and present sourcing recommendations with detailed analysis to project teams. You lead and support supplier negotiations related to development costs, quality and delivery terms and track supplier performance and risk throughout the project.


Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field of life science, Advanced Degree (Master's or MBA) preferred
  • Minimum 7 years professional experience in one or more of following roles: new product development, strategic sourcing, technical services, product management in life science or pharmaceutical industries
  • Experience in a global matrix organization with experience in and exposure to advanced sourcing strategies
  • Ability to lead and influence change in the face of complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to speak and present effectively to peers and Management
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to manage and resolve highly complex business issues
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and supplier management concepts
  • Strong contract development and negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with life science Product Management and technology commercialization
  • Fluency in English required
  • Willingness to travel up to 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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