With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.
U.S. Facilities and Operations:
Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.
Experienced strategic procurement position focused on source to contract for indirect materials and services, leveraging spend across plant locations and globally where applicable. Responsible for driving value through the implementation of procurement strategies which optimize supplier relationships, reduce total costs, and ensure consistent supply of quality goods and services while mitigating risk.
Responsibilities: Essential Duties
Analyze Indirect Spend categories and current contracts, develop spend baseline by category
Support Capital expansion plans and Engineering Teams to execute Construction and Capital Equipment purchases
Identify, analyze, and recommend opportunities to leverage domestic and global Indirect Spend, implement strategies to capitalize on these opportunities
Engage with key stakeholders to analyze spend details and cost drivers, recommend strategies to optimize cost
Manage the RFX process as part of the source selection process. Recommend suppliers for qualification based on evaluation of suppliers overall capabilities and company status
Support contract development, negotiation, implementation and compliance as needed
Coordinate activities with suppliers and internal departments to facilitate supplier evaluation and qualification process
Analyze, identify and implement cost savings and supply base rationalization opportunities
Interface with Operational Procurement organizations as needed in support of supplier related activities
Develop required documentation in support of strategic procurement processes and EBIT+ initiatives
Report on performance KPIs and established Goals as required
Utilize risk assessment tools to identify and implement risk mitigation strategies
Identify and implement systems and process improvements to drive efficiencies and reduce cost in standard processes utilized within the department
Evaluate and implement Small Business opportunities as applicable
All other duties and requirements as assigned
Expertise: Knowledge & Skills
Quality standards in GMP, FDA, ISO regulated environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Well organized, detail orientated
Professional when engaging with internal and external customers
Self motivated and committed to providing exceptional results
Work well unsupervised
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Progressive and innovative approach to problem solving
Bachelors degree in applicable field (Supply Chain or Engineering) or equivalent
Minimum 8 plus years experience in Procurement / Supply Chain Management
Strong analytical skills
Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Business travel as required, estimate 10%
Financial experience / knowledge
SAP or similar ERP software experience
Certifications such as CPSM, CPIM and CSCP
Operational Excellence including Lean and Six Sigma
Medical Device or Pharmaceutical manufacturing experience
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.
Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.