Bayer Head of Device Sourcing in Whippany, NJ, New Jersey
Your tasks and responsibilities
Position Purpose: This position reports to the Director of PRO BP Medical Devices and leads an international team of four Sourcing Managers (located in Germany, USA and China) responsible for managing approximately $50-$100 million EUR external spend in the area of finished Medical Device across Bayer with a truly global reach. Focus is on early involvement in development projects as well as technical device change projects and thereby creating and implementing cross-functional sourcing strategies and Supplier Relationship Management initiatives in order to best manage the external spend, ensure supply, optimize costs and mitigate risks and create value for Bayer through bringing supplier innovation into the company. Facilitate active stakeholder engagement in order to achieve joint objectives in the above areas and communicate the Procurement value add. The primary responsibilities of this role, Head of Device Sourcing are; • Establish network of internal stakeholders (R&D, Marketing, Production, Legal, Regulatory, Quality) and build trustful relationships in order to work effectively in cross-functional team and achieve joint sourcing objectives with a focus on PH and CH. Continuously communicate & demonstrate value add through Procurement involvement; • Develop and implement cross-functional innovative sourcing category strategies, conduct supplier selection processes based on Bayer’s standard sourcing methodology and using World Class Procurement tools such as eAuctions, Target negotiations, Market Intelligence etc.; • Identify and ensure cross-functional requirements are met in areas of quality, assurance of supply, innovation, cost, regulatory, sustainability etc. Special focus on medical Device-Specific requirements and their inclusion from very early development stages onward; • Develop and perform targeted supplier management and supplier development for existing supply base based on supplier segmentation principles and in strong team-internal alignment; • Develop an international, optimized supplier base through product and market knowledge, in strong alignment within global PRO BP Medical Devices Team, which is capable to enable innovative and state-of-the-art cooperation in order to develop competitive advantage for Bayer; • Build up and foster strong collaboration with global & local sourcing experts for Medical Devices across countries and divisions and with further synergistic sourcing areas in order to identify & leverage synergies and implement global suppliers & strategies across all relevant divisions of Bayer; • Build up high performing sourcing team, drive people development and increase skills & capabilities through targeted development measures and effective feedback culture. Drive & enable further integration of team into Bayer Procurement organization;
Who you are
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree is required in technical/scientific (engineering, natural sciences, pharmacy, economics). Advanced degree and/or CPM/CPSM certification desirable; • At least 12 years practical experience and sound knowledge of Strategic Sourcing, Contract management & legal requirements, Quality Management Systems, Regulatory Requirements and Supply Chain Processes, Principles and Practices in a global business environment is highly desired. Experience in Medical Devices or related area preferred; • Excellent interpersonal, intercultural, communication and networking skills for external and internal working contacts and relationship management; • Strong negotiating, influencing and problem solving skills. Strong communication and presentation skills across all hierarchy levels of Bayer and external suppliers; • Proven team and/or project leadership skills in a cross functional and international teamwork environment required; • Demonstrated analytical decision making skills and creative thought process ability; • Well versed in computer skills; MS Office with advanced skills in PowerPoint and Excel; • Fluent in business and technical English; • Experience in a regulated industry, i.e., FDA, and manufacturing environment preferred.
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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