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Overview

We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to join a dynamic and fast paced organization. If you are someone who's looking to bring innovation, contribute ideas and play a part in building a world class global procurement organization we would like to talk to you.

Responsibilities

* Direct team on developing commodity strategies. This includes segmenting the commodity into sourceable categories, developing and executing supply base strategies to improve supplier performance (cost, quality, delivery), and ensuring appropriate levels of capacity to support business-unit demand.
* Manage a team of Buyers to implement strategy in support of Manufacturing.
* Manage supplier relationships and opportunities for cost-out and product/supplier improvement, while ensuring production, delivery, and capacity requirements for all commodities.
* Oversee and participate in supplier startup activities (e.g., PPAP, supplier approval process, specification/print development when necessary, trials, etc.). Coordinate cost-estimating and design parameters for new projects and products.
* Negotiate with external suppliers and internal stakeholders; conduct problem resolution and settle disputes; develop win/win solutions; and promote positive relations.
* Coordinate the exchange of technical information regarding product and product processing with adequate safeguards for confidentiality.
* Evaluate social, economic, and governmental information to determine the risks and opportunities regarding global sourcing (e.g., tariffs, dumping duties, exchange rates, etc.).
* Develop productive relationships with others in Supply Chain Management organization via mentoring, teaching and training.
* Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities.

Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a related area of Supply Chain, IT, Finance, Engineering or Business Management required
* Required Experience: Minimum of five (5) years' experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and supplier management
* IT sourcing category experience required
* Strong oral, written and presentation skills required
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
* Solid understanding of contract principles, terms and conditions required
* Strong working knowledge of SAP preferred
* Experience with Continuous Process Improvement preferred

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.


Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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