Procurement Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Indirect

Supply Chain/Logistics | Santa Ana, CA

Job Function:

We are hiring a Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Indirect. The Strategic Sourcing Specialist – Indirect is responsible for development, management and execution of Procurement Strategic Sourcing activities for indirect goods and services  for FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific to include but not limited to: spend management, supplier compliance, supplier contracts, supplier RFI/RFP/RFQ, supplier prospect analysis, qualification and selection, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), risk management, and network optimization. The position is responsible for executing indirect sourcing activities for assigned categories with the goal of establishing required documentation and programs to improve Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), total cost, quality, and delivery.

Job Duties:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and implement global sourcing strategies for assigned categories, to include: market analysis, risk assessment, and supplier selection.
  • Identify and qualify potential suppliers, monitor, evaluate and communicate performance, develop and manage long-term supplier relationships that enhance FISI’s capabilities. Negotiate and implement supply agreements, by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on optimal contract terms and conditions for FISI.
  • Lead sourcing activities for assigned categories including RFI and RFP activities.
  • Work closely with external suppliers and internal cross functional teams to proactively identify opportunities for implementation of cost savings, lead time reduction, quality enhancement, and overall improved service levels.
  • Review industry leading commodity cost indicators and publications to drive competitive costing and mitigate cost associated risk.
  • Implement indirect goods and services sourcing initiatives that result in the use of the highest value suppliers while optimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) within addressable spend.
  • Conduct supplier spend analysis and sourcing categorization.
  • Organize and participate in supplier business reviews (QBR).
  • Partner with internal stakeholders from Commercial Sales, Marketing, Planning and Engineering, to streamline supplier communications.
  • Manage communications with suppliers regarding FISI compliance requirements and adherence to business and regulatory guidelines.
  • Identify and execute process improvement projects that increase operating efficiencies.
  • Manage supplier relationships while gaining an understanding of their business strategy, production schedules, risk mitigation measures, transportation, logistics, inventory control and other relevant capabilities.
  • Engage internal stakeholders in understanding the User Requirements and Scope of Work which lead to sourcing recommendations prior to reaching out to potential suppliers on RFP/RFI/RFQ’s
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, confident negotiator, strong multitasking and organizational skills.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Experience/Education:

  • BS/BA in business or equivalent; CPM, CPIM and/or APICS certification is desirable.
  • 3 to 5 years of sourcing experience preferred in a cGMP and FDA regulated environment
  • 2 to 4 years of sourcing experience preferred in the Bio-Technology space.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Projects, Visio, Powerpoint and Outlook.
  • Full understanding of sourcing and purchasing industry policies and procedures.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently
  • Good oral and written communication skills

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