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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Procurement Specialist in Sumter, South Carolina

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BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER!

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.

The Senior Procurement Specialist reports directly to the Purchasing Supply Chain Manager. This position will be responsible for purchasing of raw materials used to manufacture medical devices and working with Global Procurement (GP) regarding negotiations to ensure favorable pricing, consistency of supply and supplier management for major spend materials and for plant managed materials. Additionally, this position will support the planning team to meet demand requirements and help manage the proper balance of stock to support production and inventory targets as negotiated with Corporate Headquarters.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for annual budget submissions related to raw material standards, potential risks and cost savings opportunities, the quarterly plant forecast for Purchase Price Variance using GP guidelines and market intelligence and monthly projections for PPV.

  • Support the North America Shared Service Center (NASSC) in the purchase of MRO supplies, services and capital.

  • Development of training procedures and practices that will assure SAP™ proficiency of the workforce. Maintaining master data in SAP™.

  • Determining and recommending assignment of security profiles which are appropriate for associate tasks and which will minimize conflict of roles and responsibilities in SAP™. Maintaining departmental compliance to all applicable federal, state, local, and company regulatory requirements.

  • Compliance to department budget and forecasts. Maintaining the Plant Approved Supplier List. Initiating purchase orders for procuring raw materials, supplies and services in accordance with approved SAP generated requisitions and manual requests submitted by Planners as the need arises in direct support of production. Insures accuracy in all purchase order requests.

  • Visiting supplier facilities with Quality to evaluate their ability to provide products or services which comply with BD IDS standards. Working in close association with plant planning personnel regarding purchase orders.

  • Following up on purchase order delivery schedules to ensure accurate flow of raw materials into plant as the need arises by production.

  • Support the Supplier Quality Engineer who coordinates the timely resolution and disposition of rejected materials with the supplier

  • Resolving invoicing issues in conjunction with Finance; Quarterly review of the Goods Receipt/Invoice Receipt (GR/IR) reconciliation report and provide guidance to Finance for items that can be set to resolved

  • Communicating effectively with plant, Division and Corporate personnel including technical engineering and R&D personnel.

  • Maintaining SAP information to reflect accurate supplier performance records in order that material purchase price standards and guidelines may be established with a high degree of confidence.

  • Management of the maintenance and control of all manual and automated purchasing records including detailing all activities with suppliers.

  • Identifying the need to qualify a specific alternate material based on discontinuance / obsolescence. Advising appropriate functionalities including GP Sourcing of this need and reason. Assisting in driving the validation /qualification process against a timeline that avoids impact on manufacturing.

  • Analyzing and reporting on performance and variances against material purchase price standards, budgets and targets on a monthly basis.

  • Operating under the guidelines of ISO 13485 Certification Program.

  • Representing local business needs and requirements in Sourcing team activity, including strategy development, negotiation planning, bid analysis and supplier selection.

  • Leading local implementation of approved Sourcing strategies, including detailed implementation planning, supplier qualification, and change documentation / ECO.

  • May be required to take a leading role, such as assigning activities to other associates who perform work that is similar or closely related to this position (less than 50% of the time)

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs other duties as the need arises by the Purchasing Supply Chain Manager.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS Degree (Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting or relevant field of study) required

  • Minimum 3 years Purchasing experience

  • Prefer 3 years supervisory experience

  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems - SAP (ECC and SCM/APO) experience preferred

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Experience in an ISO or GMP regulated industry

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/ (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 SC - Sumter

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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