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Global Strategic Sourcing Manager, Avantor Fluid Handling

Company: Avantor
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

The Opportunity:Avantor is looking for an experienced Sourcing Manager - Direct Materials to be responsible for developing sourcing strategies, completing sourcing initiatives, and handling sourcing activities in the Americas in their specific category.The Sourcing Manager will support single use fluid handling commodities to include bags, filters, fluid transfer, sensors, pumps, clamps, fittings, gaskets, etc.This is a full-time, remote position (EST / CST time zones preferred).What we're looking for

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • Experience: 4+-5 years in production planning required.
  • Experience using SAP for planning/material movement.
  • Chemical/or pharmaceutical experience preferred.
  • Experience in a regulated environment such as cGMP, ISO, or FDA preferred.
  • Experience should show increasing responsibilities and higher impact projects.
  • Experience in planning in an asset- or raw material-constrained environment required.
  • Understanding of the financial impact of variances, purchase prices and inventory investment.
  • Excellent digital literacy: ability to learn new systems quickly and maneuver the internet and internal intranet sites with ease.
  • Experience with matrixed global project responsibility preferred.
  • Strong drive for results.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.Who you are
    • Strategic mentality and ability to complete hands-on.
    • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
    • Can-do mindset, creative, solution-focused, and willing to take action.
    • Ability and track record of leading complex sourcing/procurement projects.
    • Proactive spend control, spend analysis and strategy execution skills.
    • Fact and analysis-based decision-maker.
    • Validated contracting and contract management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal relationship management skills
    • Highly organized, well structured, self-managed, clear priority management skills.
    • Ability to successfully work in an ambiguous environment.
    • Confirmed strong negotiation skills.How you will create an impact
      • Accountable for roughly $40-80M spend per year.
      • Works with Director, Direct Sourcing to develop and present sourcing strategies to reduce category cost and mitigate supply risk.
      • Uses market intelligence and analyses to find opportunities and risks, including but not limited to spend analysis, commodity pricing forecasts, contract coverage analysis, etc.
      • Collaborates with product management, commercial and operations teams that direct sourcing supports to ensure alignment on sourcing strategies, and that relevant market intelligence is shared.
      • Develops and maintains a rolling 36-month sourcing strategy and project roadmap, identifying savings estimates, estimated timing of savings, and execution plans Drives execution of category sourcing strategies (e.g., RFI/RFQ, supplier qualification, auction rounds, negotiation), coordinating with Technical Managers, Quality, Product Managers, and others as required.
      • Maintains relationships with key vendors, and helps address vendor related issues (e.g., pricing issues, performance issues, etc.)
      • Monitors category spend to ensure sourcing savings are captured and do not erode over time.
      • Conducts regular project execution reviews with the Director and VP, Direct Strategic Sourcing, and the respective business/functional leaders.
      • Responds to raw material category sourcing requests in a timely and efficient manner.
      • Negotiates contracts in line with corporate DOA guidelines.
      • Supports the budget process by providing expectations for material price outlooks.
      • Commercial responsibility for a subset of material commodities, which could include: Single use fluid handling knowledge and experience to include bags, filters, fluid transfer, sensors, pumps, clamps, fittings, gaskets to name a few .Disclaimer:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.Why Avantor?Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!Pay Transparency:The expected pre-tax pay for this position is $99,000.00 - $164,000.00Actual pay may differ depending on relevant factors such as prior experience and geographic location.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.comand let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Washington DC , Global Strategic Sourcing Manager, Avantor Fluid Handling, Executive , Washington, DC

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