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Purchasing Manager

By joining the Bio-Techne team you will have an impact on future cutting-edge research. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics. Position Summary: The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of supply purchasing and policies to meet company objectives.  The Purchasing Manager will lead strategic initiatives to improve vendor service levels and strengthen the supply base to support long term growth.  Responsible and accountable to develop and institute departmental metrics to support these strategies.    Key Responsibilities: Direct Supervision of Purchasing positions. Develop purchasing policies to support company performance targets and long-term goals to ensure that the highest quality components are obtained at the lowest total cost.  Direct the purchasing department in the implementation of these policies.  Drive continuous improvement projects and initiatives to improve performance in overall supply costs, service level and quality. Develop sourcing strategies for new and existing products.  Prepare requests for quotation, evaluate suppliers and negotiate supply agreements as appropriate. Participate in a robust supplier management program to monitor supplier performance in the areas of quality, service and cost.  Proactively manage the supply base to reduce risks and ensure continued supply of critical components to meet requirements. Actively participate in the development of new products to ensure appropriate and timely material release, supplier establishment and inventory systems to support timely launches. Review accounting provided metrics to measure performance in key procurement areas and resolve issues or concerns. Provide effective leadership of direct reports to optimize value by communicating a clear vision, creating objectives that are aligned with company strategic initiatives and business standard and developing skills and performance required to meet department and company objectives. Establish and monitor departmental budget. Qualifications Education and Experience: 5-7 years Procurement/Purchasingexperience, with at least 3 years in a strategic leadership role, biotechnologypreferred. Very strong negotiation skills. Previous participation in establishing and maintaining supplier management programs. Experience in LEAN and other Continuous Improvement initiatives. Proven experienceworking with cross-functional teams within and outside of supply chain departments which have included: warehouse, planning, production, sales, R&D and finance. Anticipate traveling 10-15% Proven background in driving cultural change and improving processes. Excellent communications skills (public speaking, individual negotiations, correspondence) Advanced proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word). Experience with ERP/MRP systems required. Strong problem solving and collaboration skills.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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