Procurement/Lead Procurement Specialist

We are ‘Advancing tomorrow’s medicines’ and making a real difference to the world in which we live. At Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, we partner with our clients to deliver recombinant proteins, viral vaccines and gene therapies to patients. As a Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), our focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and viral vectors with world class GMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow’s medicines. We seek candidates with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve optimized strategies, and execution programs with the ultimate goal of delivering products that transform the lives of patients.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Procurement/Lead Procurement Specialist in our Contract Manufacturing site located in Research Triangle Park, NC. This role will be a hands-on resource reporting to the Senior Procurement Manager.

Primary responsibilities will be to design and implement cost saving initiatives and projects at FDBU & FDBT across several categories of spend. The successful candidate will engage and collaborate with customers to identify, gain buy-in, and drive successful cost savings and value added projects.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement cost savings initiatives and projects at FDBU & FDBT across several categories of spend.
  • Engage and collaborate with customers to identify, gain buy-in, and drive successful cost savings and value added projects.
  • Identify and deliver value to the company with our external supply partners, such as shorter lead times, better payment terms, innovative solutions, etc.
  • Utilize sourcing and procurement tools and methodologies in daily business.
  • Implement supplier performance management and supplier metrics in an effort to improve supplier performance.
  • Implement and support enforcement of FDB buying and contracting processes.
  • Actively monitor and communicate category insights, trends and conduct market research.
  • Establish, maintain and manage relationship with functional stake holders and procurement.
  • Establish, maintain and manage relationship with supply partners.
  • Jr. Position will spend a portion of their time on requisition to PO process.

Professional Skills

  • Ability to foster a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong negotiator with ability to effectively utilize appropriate techniques.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment, particularly within a CDMO.
  • Self-driven with ability to work independently without heavy oversight.
  • Excellent communicator and presenter.
  • Works effectively in team environment with ability to lead meetings and drive decisions.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide range of suppliers.
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external supply partners.
  • Continuous improvement mind-set not afraid to take action on improving.

Experience:

Jr. Position:

  • 1 – 2 years purchasing, supply chain, finance role
  • Experience working in SAP
  • Experience working in a procurement platform such as SciQuest, Ariba, etc.
  • Experience in negotiating
  • Experience in a service oriented environment
  • Experience with Project Management tools and methodologies
  • Good presentation skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Sr. Position

  • 3 – 5 years purchasing, supply chain, finance role
  • Experience working in SAP
  • Experience working in a procurement platform such as SciQuest
  • Strong negotiation experience
  • Experience in a service oriented environment
  • Strong knowledge and experience of project management tools and methodologies
  • Strong market intelligence experience
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Required education

Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferably in a Science or Math related field. Preferred Masters/MBA with focus on finance, science, and/or supply chain. Procurement or Supply Chain certification is a nice to have but not mandatory

FDBU works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 – 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 – 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company’s ability to secure an export authorization. FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

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