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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Advanced Procurement Specialist (m/f/d) - Hybrid in Kelberg, Germany

Job Description Summary

We are an innovative business unit of BD who develops and markets dispensing robots. To enable our agile hardware development teams to deliver innovative hardware modules at fixed cadences we need strong value-driven-development processes and talent.

Job Description

The role can be based remotely with the flexibility to come to Kelberg around 2 days every second week.

About your Role

  • Embedded in the System Team (agile, cross-functional team) and along with other advanced procurement engineers, you lead the procurement-related innovation:

  • By shortening the hardware development cycles thinking out-of-the-box, engaging suppliers as early as possible and delivering prototypes quickly.

  • By creating a strong network of agile suppliers for the relevant automation technologies, continuously scouting the market for new technologies and partners and by fostering open innovation.

  • By proactively pioneering on new manufacturing technologies, processes and materials.

  • By experimenting 20% of your time, failing, and learning.

  • You search, evaluate and qualify prototype suppliers and partners for components, modules and machinery. You are the contact person to them.

  • You help develop the company’s product life-cycle management, setting procurement guardrails and setting up strong VAVE processes and structures.

  • Supported by the related BD areas, you own the advanced procurement processes (prototyping, sampling, partnering, contracts, VAVE, etc)

  • You are the voice-of-the-supplier in the organization ie. FMEA, Sprint Review, Demo. You are often at the supplier and oversee there ie. the execution of the advanced quality plans.

  • You are part of the company’s strategic procurement community-of-practice and ensure the timely onboarding of and seamlessly transfer to serial suppliers when needed.

  • You prefer proactive value engineering (VE) rather than reactive value analysis (VA)

  • By moderating complex make-buy, modularization and standardization decisions,

  • building cost models and developing KPIs, performing Design-for-X, total-cost-of-ownership and built-in-cost analysis

About You

  • STEM MsC. Willing to learn.

  • Team player. Agile mindset. Creative problem solver

  • Proven track and highly skilled in advanced procurement of ie. automotive industry.

  • T-Shaped skilled: deep understanding of Advanced Procurement combined with varied levels of expertise in the bigger Advanced Operations toolbox (Manufacturing, Quality)

  • Practical experience in agile methods (Scrum, Kanban) and in Agile-for-hardware are a plus.

  • You read a drawing and…see potential for improvement ie. standards, lean tolerancing, GD&T (all this means something to you).

  • Fluent English and German with excellent communication skills.

Our Offer

A professional challenge in a highly motivated team, a global environment and with long-term perspectives. A familiar working atmosphere in an innovative environment where your opinion matters. Diversity characterizes our corporate culture and we are convinced that it makes us a stronger team. We value each person as an individual with their abilities and needs. In this sense, we welcome applicants who wish to work part-time, people with severe disabilities and applicants of any gender.

Primary Work Location

DEU Kelberg - Rowastrasse

Additional Locations

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All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email