Procurement Specialist I

Job Posted 3/28/2023
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
5731 W. Las Positas Blvd
Hercules, CA 94547
United States
Category BioTech
Job Description

Start your day with a cup of coffee or tea. Greet your team members. This is a great team to work with! Check your email for urgent issues. Review your systems for orders in need of placement, expediting, or problem resolution. Check your back orders and work to resolve. Review the details of your metrics and work to resolve issues. Attend and schedule meetings and work toward productive results.

Working within Global Supply Chain Procurement to manage the source and supply of OEM/Resale items. Utilize the SAP system and Kinaxis System to monitor demand, manage deliveries, and place orders. Daily communications with Suppliers to build relationships and avoid backorders. Collaborate with teammates and cross- functionally. Be the point person for negotiating supply agreements, quality agreements, and contract pricing. Assist team with maintaining master data accurately. Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity. Applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.

How You’ll Make An Impact:

  • Issues services purchase orders to support business needs.

  • Identifies and resolves potential supplier problems.

  • Actively manages workflow in SAP.

  • Works with appropriate parties to resolve invoice issues to minimize overdue invoices.

  • Ensures services are delivered on time and meet quality standards. 

  • Introduce and manage efficiencies through effective purchasing.

  • Participate in supplier audits and business reviews.

  • Monitors cost and supplier performance.

  • Maintains files and records related to purchasing activities.

  • Sources suppliers for high visible high impact indirect commodities

  • Negotiates large volume / large impact supplier agreements.

  • Act as an internal advisor, influencing functional decision makers and budget holders about their spend plan.

  • Identifies strategies for cost reduction and supplier consolidation within the assigned commodity.

  • Identify quality improvement opportunities and process efficiencies within assigned commodities.

  • Implement procurement strategies that help achieve Global Supply Chain goals.

  • Manages supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability development, capacity management, and cost/quality improvements for high-impact suppliers.

  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy and discuss defects and delivery problems with suppliers and negotiate refunds.

  • Conducts supplier reviews, generate and delivers supplier performance report cards, and communicates the outcome to supplier and internal stakeholders.

  • Assists in the implementation of regional strategies 

  • Assesses supply chain risks and works with Supervisor to develop mitigation plans.

  • Represents Procurement on cross-functional project teams· Actively manages purchase order workflows in SAP to support business needs. 

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Procurement or Supply Chain Management, or related discipline.

  • 6+ years experience in Procurement with at least 2 years in Supply Assurance Buying and 2 years in Demand Buying, Materials Management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience sourcing vendors and negotiating vendor contracts.

  • Coursework towards CPM and/or CPIM certification is preferred.

  • Full knowledge and application of procurement and supply chain principles and theories.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint).

  • Strong oral and written communication, confident negotiator, and strong multitasking and organizational skills.

  • Ability to Influence, engage, and advise various stakeholders across the business (from senior executives down).

  • Good change management skills.

  • Experience expediting and issuing purchase orders a plus.

  • Basic knowledge and application of the principles and theories of purchasing.

  • Strong Adherence and understanding of Metric Performance Measurements.


Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we’re empowered by our purpose and recognize that our employees are as well. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee’s work and life cycle.  


Benefits: We’re proud to offer a variety of options, including competitive medical plans for you and your family, free HSA funds, a new fertility offering with stipend, group life and disability, paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, an employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance, wellness challenges and support, paid time off, Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s), and more!  


Compensation: The estimated base salary range for this position is $80,000 to $110,000 at the time of posting. This range is inclusive of all geographic locations within the United States. Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors. This position is also eligible for a variable annual bonus, which is dependent upon achievement of your individual objectives and Company performance.


Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see.


EEO Statement: Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with disabilities, and people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and orientations are encouraged to apply.  


Agency Non-Solicitation: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. #LI-LL1