Associate Sourcing Manager Life Science Sourcing Biologics

  • location: Saint Louis, MO
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $45 - $55 per hour
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Associate Sourcing Manager Life Science Sourcing Biologics

In partnership with Millipore Sigma, Randstad is seeking an Associate Sourcing Manager with experience in a Life Science or Pharmaceuticals industry. This role will be reporting to the Associate Director Life Science Sourcing Biologics for direct materials within MilliporeSigma?s Life Science Procurement organization, you will help develop and execute sourcing strategies for inventoried direct materials. You will also partner with Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing and 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. An entrepreneurial mind-set and willingness to 'roll up your sleeves' is essential. You should be able to demonstrate a background appropriate to managing the following sourcing categories:
-Growth Factors
-Research and Diagnostic Kits (including detection, bioactivity, and cell-based functional assays)
-Stem Cells and Cell Lines

Primary Responsibilities:
-Continually identifies and implements new opportunities for Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance
-Analyzes total spend data to prioritize sourcing initiatives within designated spend categories
-Works with Legal to negotiate and execute optimal contract terms and conditions with suppliers
-Manages the Sourcing process, including RFI/RFPs and make vs. buy decisions
-Manages the supplier selection process, ensures supplier selections are based on sound criteria
-Manages supplier relationships, ensuring compliance with and performance of contract terms
-Supports, as a team member, strategic sourcing initiatives
-Participates in global, cross-functional Sourcing Teams, championing the strategic sourcing process
-Works with Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance to ensure quality in supplier base

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Desired Skills and Experience:
-3-5 years professional experience in one or more of the following roles: new product development, strategic sourcing, technical services, product management in life science or pharmaceutical industries
-Knowledge of strategic sourcing and supplier management concepts
-Strong contract development and negotiation skills
-Experience performing in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and time-sensitive environment
-Strong relationship-building skills with key stakeholders
-Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills
-Strong written communication and oral presentation abilities
-Proficient in MS Office Suite
-Knowledge of SAP



Minimum Educational Level:
-Bachelor's degree/major in scientific field (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering)
-Master's degree in similar field, and/or MBA strongly preferred

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