Nov 05, 2020

Procurement Category Buyer, Professional Services

  • Germantown, MD, USA

Job Description


At the heart of QIAGEN's business is a vision to make improvements in life possible.

We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe.

Our most valuable asset are our employees - more than 5000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us.

There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.
If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people's lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.

Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.

Position Description

- Supporting and execution of sourcing decisions for category "Marketing & Prof Services" on a local (site) and regional (Americas) level
- Assure adequate input for and execution of global category strategy, active and adequate support of the global category leader
- Professional contracts and partners/suppliers management
- Allocation of frame contracts to demand requests
- Performance responsibility for the regional category strategy and according supply base and its reporting, including performance reporting
- Management of regional and local supplier base and ensuring quality and timeliness of supply
- Responsible for regional and local savings and KPI achievements and its reporting of the supply base, including performance reporting
- Effectively managing requisition to pay process on regional and local level
- Manage and track supplier reliability and drive improvement program
- Procurement process optimization with the agreed field of engagement

Position Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field or equivalent
- At least 1-3 years of experience in sourcing and purchasing of indirect materials and services, good feel for the needs of Prof. Services
- Good knowledge of procurement principles and processes as well as good negotiation and analytical skills, strong customer care focus, experience in consulting environment preferred
- Excellent oral and written English language skills necessary, any other further language of advantage
- Strong MS office and SAP MM skills
- Proven ability to work in a matrix style organization, used to management exposure
- Ability to plan and prioritize work to tight timescales

Personal Requirements

- Good negotiation skills and experience in supplier management
- Good communication and interpersonal skills - Team-player
- Strong presentation and public speaking skills
- Self-driven, energetic and motivated to advocate best procurement practice

What we offer

At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.

QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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