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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Category Manager - Instruments and Software in San Diego, California

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Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Job Overview:

The Sr. Category Manager - Instrument and Software develops and maintains leading edge global sourcing strategy and appropriate supply base with clear spend governance for assigned category(ies). Categories and associated suppliers are typically global in nature and represent significant risk to multiple businesses. The Global Category Manager works in close alignment and collaboration with regional strategic sourcing managers and implementation associates.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES :

  • Responsible for leading global category teams in the development, communication and approval of sourcing strategies. Sourcing strategies should be inclusive of all regional business requirements and reflective of all regional supply market conditions and supply practices.

  • Accountable for communication and approval of sourcing strategies globally, and for appropriate handoff to regional sourcing associates for regional supplier selection and / or implementation associates for strategy implementation.

  • Responsible for insuring that category strategy(ies) result in and generate three to five year roadmaps of savings and value streams, and where appropriate, innovation opportunities

  • Continually sensing of internal customers and supply markets for changes that may impact the sourcing strategy.

  • Accountable for year-on-year financial impacts to assigned category(ies) with respect to price movement

  • Responsible for leading global category teams through the supplier selection process and for the approval of selected suppliers by stakeholders. The team-based supplier selection process is inclusive of identification of potential suppliers, RFX development and execution, proposal evaluation against business requirements and total cost of ownership, and supplier selection recommendation. Upon stakeholder approval and completion of successful negotiation and contracting, the associate is responsible for coordinating the communication of the supply base to the end user community.

  • Responsible for negotiation planning, negotiation and contracting with suppliers, and insuring that agreements reflect BD's needs globally.

  • Responsible for executing supplier relationship management activities for key assigned suppliers within the assigned category (ies), with oversight regarding supplier relationship management activities for global suppliers who may have specific regional activities

  • Responsible for application of the source to pay process, inclusive of customer-centric support content and preferred payment methods, as part of sourcing strategies

  • Responsible for customer relationships with stakeholders for assigned category(ies) on a global basis

  • Is accountable for developing and maintaining risk mitigation plans inclusive of compliance for designated suppliers within assigned category(ies) with businesses or functions

  • May represent procurement as an extended team member on a new product development team. If that is the case, the associate supports / participates in procurement aspects of R&D and New Product Development by executing appropriate sourcing activities and insuring alignment and communication between suppliers and R&D / Technical New Product Development organizations

  • Is responsible for optimal supply base compliance for assigned supply base including compliance to corporate procedures and to support of all legislation driven and socially responsible reporting requirements.

  • May engage in peer coaching and mentoring for regional strategic sourcing and implementation associates

Education/Experience Required:

  • BS/BA degree or Engineering degree with 6-8+ years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge :

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

  • Must have strong understanding of sourcing process, category strategy development, analytics, negotiations, costing exercises, make versus buy and market intelligence.

  • Working knowledge of sourcing systems such as Ariba, SAP, Sievo, and ERP systems.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

To learn more about BD visit https://jobs.bd.com/

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B

Additional Locations

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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 asc.americas@bd.com

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