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Senior Technical Procurement Specialist

Company: Exact Sciences Corporation--
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Description:

Exact Sciences values its current relationships with external recruitment vendors. If you are interested in learning more about partnering with us as an external recruitment vendor, please contact our Human Resources Department directly. Neither Exact Sciences Corporation nor any subsidiary or other related entity will be liable for any fees for any candidate submitted without a binding written search agreement. For example, written (including email) or verbal contacts with any person within or outside of Exact's Human Resource Department are inadequate, in the absence of a binding written agreement, to bind either Exact Sciences Corporation or any subsidiary or related entity to any obligation to retain the services of, or to pay any fee to, any recruiter. Exact Sciences is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. The Company's affirmative action program is available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at Exact Sciences, require a reasonable accommodation with the application process or would like to share feedback about the recruitment process, please call our Recruitment Coordinator at 608-535-8726 or email Careers - Exact Sciences - Senior Technical Procurement Specialist Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job. Welcome page Welcome page Returning Candidate? Log back in! Senior Technical Procurement Specialist Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City Req No. 2021-7437 Category Clinical Operations Type Regular Full-Time Summary of Major Responsibilities The Senior Technical Procurement--Specialist (known internally as the Senior Technical Sourcing Specialist) is a liaison between the Operations team and Exact Sciences' approved and potential suppliers. A solid science, production, engineering, or procurement background and passion for supply chain is required for this role. The scope of work will vary but will require working with a diverse team of cross-functional stakeholders. The Senior Technical Sourcing Specialist is expected to provide leadership in the procurement elements of a project with an understanding of the technical requirements. Areas of focus include supplier evaluation, negotiation, monitoring, supply risk management, request for proposals (RFPs), support for new product initiatives, and technical troubleshooting with suppliers. This role requires a persistent and eager individual to find solutions that meet Exact Sciences' operational needs, building a robust supply chain in a rapidly growing company. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with strategic suppliers when opportunities arise, and technical support follow-up is required.
  • Attend cross-functional meetings to support new product initiatives and product support.
  • Provide updates to stakeholders to ensure all are aware of ongoing initiatives and projects with suppliers.
  • Develop request for proposals (RFP's) with input from cross-functional areas.
  • Analyze proposal responses with cross-functional teams.
  • Identify and evaluate backup and alternate suppliers based on business needs.
  • Provide technical information to suppliers to support investigations.
  • Drive follow-up with suppliers to meet aggressive timelines.
  • Assist with development and implementation of strategic supply chain initiatives, including cost savings initiatives and secondary sourcing.
  • Engage in contract negotiations to drive year-over-year costs savings.
  • Assist and manage with supply agreement negotiations.
  • Assist with supplier management related to the quality system and annual reviews.
  • Host supplier visits both onsite and via teleconference.
  • Visit and participate in audits of suppliers, as needed.
  • Complete periodic benchmarking to maintain price competitiveness.
  • Manage project purchase orders as needed and provide finance and other cross-functional teams with timely updates.
  • Focus on the management of our molding, external assembly suppliers and the expansion of those production capabilities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with multi-level personnel, as well as vendors and their representatives.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly develop and maintain strong relationships with customers.
  • Dedicated team player who is able to withstand the high demands of a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and deal with changing priorities while maintaining personal effectiveness.
  • Powerful negotiation skills and ability to find an appropriate balance to cost savings with partners.
  • Ability to drive results with remote project teams.
  • Ability to manage the financial aspects of a project through the procure to pay process.
  • Ability to use designated systems to maintain and review supplier records and communications.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work designated schedule.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
  • Ability to work on a computer and phone simultaneously.
  • Ability to use a telephone through a headset.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.
  • Ability to travel 20% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel. #LI-GV1 Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Procurement, Supply Chain Finance or a science related field.
    • 5+ years of professional industry related work experience.
    • 2+ years of experience in supply chain, buying and/or planning.
    • 2+ years of experience using GMP to manage facilities, equipment and processes.
    • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation. -- Preferred Qualifications
      • 5+ years of experience with SAP or other ERP systems.
      • 3+ years of experience with contract management and negotiations.
      • 1+ years of experience with injection molding.
      • 1+ years of experience with international supply channels and customers. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. Options Apply for this job online Apply Share Email this job to a friend Refer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Loading...
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