Sourcing and Purchasing

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Category Manager Strategic Sourcing(m|f|d)

For our Supply Chain Management unit at Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH, we are looking for a Category Manager Strategic Sourcing (m|f|d) to strengthen our team. In this position, you will ensure all technical and logistical requirements and align them with an efficient purchasing strategy for your assigned area.. This position will be at our Group location in Göttingen.

What you will accomplish together with us

  • You develop and implement the SCM sourcing strategy, especially for the categories electromechanics and electronics incl. sensors

  • You develop and manage a cost-efficient and resilient network of key suppliers for the respective categories

  • You translate product and manufacturing requirements into sourcing guidelines for manufacturing sites and operational buyers

  • You will support new product development and introduction (NPI)

  • You will continuously monitor and reduce material costs

  • You identify, mitigate and report external procurement risks

  • You support Sartorius programs related to CSR, ESG and compliance

  • You negotiate procurement contracts, i.e. price, terms and conditions

  • You monitor supplier performance against defined key performance indicators

What will convince us

  • You have successfully completed a bachelor's degree in economics or have a comparable qualification.

  • You have very good knowledge of calculation models, profit and loss statements (P&L) and business reports.

  • You have extensive professional experience as a sourcing or procurement manager, combined with successful, effective negotiation skills on a global level

  • You can demonstrate many years of expertise in purchase-to-pay (P2P) and order-to-cash (O2C) processes

  • You have good knowledge of supply risk management and procurement performance metrics as well as contract management and compliance

  • You bring hands-on user experience in SAP applications (ECC, BW) and sourcing software

  • You have demonstrated leadership experience by managing a team

  • You have technical affinity and understanding of production processes

  • You excel at analytical skills to identify cost drivers and savings opportunities

  • You are characterized by the ability to work independently and adapt quickly to a dynamic environment, plus curiosity and a willingness to explore new topics

  • You bring a willingness to travel internationally and visit suppliers

  • You have a very good command of written and spoken German and English

  • You can identify yourself Strong identification with our core values: Sustainability, Openness, and Enjoyment

What we offer

Our ambition is to simplify progress in life science research and the biopharmaceutical industry to help translate scientific findings into new therapeutics faster and more efficiently. So that more people can obtain access to better medicine. Nearly 11,000 employees at more than 60 production and sales locations worldwide are committed to this vision. And together, we have grown strongly over the past years. Do you also want to contribute to our vision? Grow with us and benefit from working with a Global Player that has kept its familiar atmosphere:

  • Opportunity for international career development: a global network offering seminars and training sessions, expert and manager career paths

  • Open and highly collaborative culture: mutual support within teams and working as equals, team spirit and international collaboration

  • Work-life balance: Working from home at many sites

  • Intelligent working environment: working in smart buildings with the latest technology and equipment

  • Ambitious goals: Sartorius plans to double its sales revenue approximately every five years and expects to grow its global team to approximately 15,000 people in 2025

We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally.

Further insights into our world of work can be found here.

Laboratory Weighing Services
  • Reference Number R12250
  • Employment Mode Full time
  • Position Regular
  • Functional Area Sourcing and Purchasing
  • Location Goettingen (Germany)