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Director, Global Sourcing - Liquid Chromatography (LC) Technology

Company: Waters Corporation
Location: Milford
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Req. # 12108

Company Name Waters Division

Category Supply Chain

Location US-MA-Milford

Type Regular Full-Time

Overview The Liquid Chromatography (LC) Technology Sourcing Director will oversee all global aspects of the Waters direct materials strategic sourcing and procurement activities for the LC Technology. This is a key role in the Global Supply Chain organization, one that develops, implements and executes sourcing strategies that deliver best in class performance at an optimized cost.

He/she leads and manages a global organization within the LC Technology with functional responsibility for technology specific commodity management and for LC New Product sourcing and scale up. He/she supports and executes global Category strategies as developed by the Category Management Organization, collaborates and coordinates with other Technology Sourcing Directors, and enforces the adherence of global harmonized processes.

This individual is responsible for both tactical performance and strategic improvement of direct materials cost, quality and delivery. He/she is responsible for building strong supplier relationships, including managing significant Contract Manufacturing relationships, to create an environment of ‘suppliers as partners’ for driving long term mutual succes s.

Responsibilities Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Sourcing, this individual will manage a multi-site team of Commodity Managers with specialized skills in the areas of global commodity sourcing, negotiation and supplier performance management, for the global LC Technology.

Set strategic direction for the LC Technology by establishing a 5-year vision and business plan that supports, and is integral to the Global Operations and Waters Corporation business strategies

Lead and drive Global LC Commodity Strategies in conjunction with a team of Commodity Managers that are consistent with Category strategies established. Participate in the creation and implementation of global harmonized policies, processes and systems that ensure high levels of performance, consistency and efficiency across all categories and technologies.

Enforce and participate in the establishment of best practices for global sourcing processes that enable efficient procurement of materials as well as administrative control and information flow.

Manage the LC Commodity Management team to achieve Global Sourcing goals as defined and measured by KPI’s set by the senior Director of Global Sourcing.

Work with LC Contract Manufacturers (CM) under a “should cost” model. Direct the CM supplier spend to the Waters Global Qualified Supplier List where appropriate.

Collaborate cross-functionally with development, product introduction, quality and manufacturing in creating and executing strategies for enabling new product introduction, reducing material costs, improving quality and ensuring security of supply.

Develop LC sourcing and supplier strategies to improve cost, quality and service by creating strong ‘suppliers as partners’ supplier relationships that enable long term mutual success.

Create and execute LC improvement roadmaps that consistency deliver year over year improvements in cost, quality and service.

Influence, and negotiate with, other parts of the enterprise to adopt global sourcing recommendations.

Explore and seize opportunities to elevate the global sourcing function into a business advantage for the overall corporation.

Foster a culture of high performance, focusing on engagement, accountability, innovation, modernization and collaboration that supports the Waters Employee Success Model.

Continuous development of staff and succession plans for key roles.

Travel : Domestic and International is required

Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Engineering or related field. MBA is preferred.

A minimum of 7 years management experience within a Procurement and/or Strategic Sourcing organization with responsibility for international and domestic supply chains.

Managerial experience dealing with outsourcing, contract manufacturing and third-party risk.

Demonstrated project and program management skills and expertise

Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and financial models

Excellent influencing, planning, problem solving, negotiation, communication and organizational skills.

Relevant market knowledge of Waters products and businesses

Company Description Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.

Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. Celebrating diversity is important to us. We thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

Key Words Sourcing, Procurement, Director, Category, Commodity

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