Biomerieux , Inc.
Chemicals Category Manager
At a glance
Location: US-MO-St. Louis, MO, United States Map
Posted: 02/13/2018
Closing: 03/12/2018
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: 5 to 7 years
Biomerieux , Inc.
Job description
A strong Scientific and technological pioneering spirit drives bioMérieux development since its creation in 1963. We design innovative in vitro diagnostic solutions for our customers that initiate new forms of scientific partnerships to be at the forefront of the most advanced technologies. Our presence in more than 150 countries with 9,400 employees worldwide secures bioMérieux commitment to public health. bioMérieux products are used to diagnose infectious diseases, they provide high medical value results for cancer screening and monitoring, cardiovascular emergencies and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. Products also include industrial microbiological controls to detect microorganisms in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. We are committed to creating an optimal work environment that fosters teamwork, emphasizes training and offers international career development opportunities.

A strong Scientific and technological pioneering spirit drives bioMérieux development since its creation in 1963. We design innovative in vitro diagnostic solutions for our customers that initiate new forms of scientific partnerships to be at the forefront of the most advanced technologies. Our presence in more than 150 countries with 9,400 employees worldwide secures bioMérieux commitment to public health. bioMérieux products are used to diagnose infectious diseases, they provide high medical value results for cancer screening and monitoring, cardiovascular emergencies and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. Products also include industrial microbiological controls to detect microorganisms in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. We are committed to creating an optimal work environment that fosters teamwork, emphasizes training and offers international career development opportunities. Chemicals Category Manager The raw material Chemicals Category Manager will collaborate with the global purchasing team including their Manager and Director to define and implement bioMérieux' global purchasing strategies for assigned commodities (Raw material: chemical, antibiotics, etc….). This individual will be accountable for global purchasing strategy deployment across the Company and ensuring that any local activity is conducted in accordance with the commodity strategies. The category manager supports operations at the site level: manages the local suppliers, ensures the compliance of contracts, and manages suppliers' performance.
• Designs, develops and communicates the purchasing commodity strategies under their responsibility and drives the implementation through bioMérieux' organization (global responsibility). Masters assigned commodity in terms of cost models, benchmarks, market trends, product technical roadmaps, key supplier awareness, and target costing;
• Leads the cross functional team to define the commodity strategies under their responsibility;
• Manage innovation and cost saving projects for the assigned commodities.
• Negotiates and agrees to Terms and Conditions/ Contracts; Manages contractual compliance and contract execution; Manages and resolves potential claims/litigious situations with suppliers; escalates the major contractual non-performances; Manages supply changes; Defines the terms of the supplier relationship;
• Prepares and leads suppliers' price and Supply Agreement negotiations;
• Conducts and manages Supplier Panel Business Risk analysis. Defines Supplier Panel and drives its implementation (including approval and disapproval of suppliers, jointly with the contributing functions). Manages the performance of the Supplier Panel of his/her commodities and performs regular Supplier Performance reviews (including the follow-up of corrective action and continuous improvement plans);
• Prepares and leads the negotiation with the suppliers on yearly Quality, Cost, and Delivery (QCD) performance targets. Prepares and leads periodic management reviews (local and global QCD performance status, strategic positioning evaluation, business perspectives, and strategic product/market developments). Defines and manages long-term QCD improvement initiatives. Mobilizes relevant bioMérieux resources to capture and implement Suppliers' innovation and QCD improvement ideas.

Required Skills and Experience * Bachelors' Degree in Engineering or Sciences * 5+ years' experience in Purchasing * MBA a plus. * Chemical and/or pharmaceutical experience is a plus. * Operational effectiveness, resilience, and decision-making skills * Excellent presentation skills to all levels of the organization * National and International travel up to 10% * Functional know-how: Identifying, selecting and qualifying suppliers, understanding products/services, preparing and leading negotiation, contract management and legal awareness, target costing, managing multicultural communications; * Operational know-how: winning and influencing, risk management, building trust, driving execution & making decisions bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
Chemicals Category Manager