Sourcing Specialist

Supply Chain / Logistics | Santa Ana | CA

Job Function:
We are hiring for a Sourcing Specialist. The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for management and execution of Procurement and strategic sourcing activities within FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific for categories to include but not limited to spend management, vendor compliance, contracts, RFI/RFP/RFQ, vendor prospect analysis, supplier selection, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), risk management, and network optimization. The person in this role will also be responsible for executing sourcing activities for all sourcing categories with the goal of establishing fundamental sourcing documentation and programs to reduce cost and risk in the Supply Chain.


Job Duties:

  • Use MRP/ERP in creating purchase orders for manufacturing, R&D, Marketing, and relevant internal stakeholders
  • Coordinate the MRP requisition activities with the supply planner using ERP to ensure EOQ, MOQ, and optimum sourcing parameters are met
  • Collaborate with demand and supply planners to ensure proper raw materials and FG inventory level requirements are followed
  • Maintain standard lead-times for raw materials order fulfillment while continuously monitoring supplier on-time delivery performance
  • Influence suppliers’ processes and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations
  • Create, renegotiate, renew and discontinue supplier contracts and confidentiality agreements
  • Implement supply agreements / contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on best contract terms and conditions
  • Manage sourcing activities for both direct and indirect suppliers
  • Implement relevant direct and indirect material sourcing initiatives in driving toward optimum Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings
  • Use procurement category management concepts in assigning supplier classification and execute respective supplier management processes
  • Perform supplier spend analysis and sourcing categorization
  • Collaborate with QA to improve existing Supplier Scorecard Process
  • Participate in Supplier Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR)
  • Effectively utilize RFI/RFP/RFQ to perform supplier selection process while ensuring documentation requirements are met
  • Manage Supplier and Material master data information in ERP system
  • Partner with R&D on early sourcing selection and partner with stakeholders from commercial sales and marketing, planning, engineering, and manufacturing
  • Manage supplier relationships while gaining understanding of suppliers’ business strategies, production tendencies, risk mitigation measures, supply capabilities, transportation logistics, and inventory controls
  • Achieve annual TCO savings target goals in managing addressable spend
  • Communicate effectively with internal departments on any potential impact or risk of delivery materials or supplies on time in order to meet business requirements



  • BS/BA in Business, Supply Chain, or equivalent; APICS certification a plus
  • 2 to 5 years of sourcing experience within the biotechnology industry; experience in a cGMP and FDA regulated environment strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of experience using MRP and ERP systems
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Projects, Visio, and Outlook
  • Full understanding of sourcing and purchasing industry policies and procedures


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FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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