Indirect Sourcing Lead - Business Services EMEA

Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter

Uppsala, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Be part of something altogether life-changing

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

What you’ll do

  • Be a key point of contact for indirect sourcing requests for the EMEA region
  • Provide world class sourcing support for indirect commodities which include but are not limited to Business Services including HR, L&D, Translations, Consulting, Financial, Legal and Technical Services,
  • Provide cross country sourcing leadership and support to stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Interact closely with the indirect team to ensure global strategies are deployed effectively in the region.
  • Drive cost improvements by negotiating with suppliers and report on site key Indirect Sourcing metrics (e.g. savings, Days-to-Pay, etc.)
  • Lead regular sourcing execution reviews with internal clients.
  • Facilitate cross-functional workshops and efforts as related to sourcing processes and related cost improvements.
  • Lead initiatives and projects related to indirect sourcing (e.g . small buy negotiations, supplier rationalizations, VMI, etc)
  • Drive Simplification projects on sourcing processes and tools.
  • Conduct training on sourcing processes and serve as key point of contact on sourcing process inquiries.
  • Drive sourcing process compliance; Provide input to and deployment support of procedures and guidelines as necessary.

Who you are

  • MCIPS or equivalent Professional Procurement qualification or BA or BS degree or other advanced degree in Business Administration, Economics, Purchasing or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience in Sourcing, Project Management, Finance, or Operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications and negotiation skills with ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong knowledge of the listed commodities and contractual requirements
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills; strong PC and database management skills
  • Strong communication (verbal, written & presentation); skilled in working collaboratively with remote personnel. English Language critical, Swedish or other language useful
  • Strong Project management & process improvement skills.
  • Strong experience with Oracle ERP, SSP, or other purchasing systems.
  • Experience leading simplification projects.
  • Experience in indirect sourcing as a site indirect sourcing lead
  • Experience in the Healthcare industry.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.