Sourcing Manager

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Executive / senior industry position


direct materials. You will also partner with Manufacturing, Production, Quality, Marketing / Product Management and Technical R&D colleagues to identify supply chain opportunities in these product areas. In this role, you will be expected to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders within the organization and to execute sourcing strategies to drive value and impact bottom-line profitability.



  • Participates in highly strategic global, cross-functional Sourcing Teams championing the strategic sourcing process within the organization
  • Supports, as a team member, strategic sourcing initiatives that impact sourcing decisions across Life Science sites world wide
  • Helps prepare Business Cases, including ROI models, and effectively presents new programs to Management
  • Continually identifies and implements new opportunities for Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance and proactively tracks progress toward these objectives
  • Manages the Sourcing process, including the RFI/RFP process and participation in make-buy conversion decisions on a global basis
  • Manages supplier selection process and ensures supplier selections are based on sound selection criteria such as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Supports the development and execution of negotiation strategies with suppliers, including specific targets for pricing, service, quality, and inventory
  • Works with Legal to establish and execute optimal contract terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Manages supplier relationships, ensuring compliance with and performance of contract terms
  • Develops implementation and transition plans to ensure sourcing benefits are fully realized
  • Develops global strategies identifying market trends and dynamics to generate defined plans for cost savings, risk assessment and mitigation, and sustainable sourcing strategies
  • Analyzes total spend data in combination with identified market trends and dynamics to prioritize and sourcing initiatives within designated spend categories
  • Works with Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance to ensure quality in supplier base
  • Participates in supplier audits and assists in generating purchase specifications


  • 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, matrixed organization with experience in and exposure to advanced sourcing strategies
  • Experience performing in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and time-sensitive environment
  • Ability to lead and influence change in the face of complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to speak and present effectively to peers and Management
  • Strong relationship building skills with key Stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Capable of influencing and motivating others with new ideas and concepts
  • Proficient at thinking and acting strategically, championing change, and generating innovative solutions
  • 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 commodity sourcing environment
  • Familiarity with life science Product Management and technology commercialization


Working time model:  full-time

US Disclosure 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.North America Disclosure The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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Shanghai , China