Sourcing Manager at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc in Westbrook, Maine

Posted in Management 8 days ago.

Job Description:

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will strive to become a trusted advisor to your stakeholders and will be responsible for assigned spend categories within Indirect Procurement, including the associated suppliers, internal stakeholders, and the category strategy. Additionally, you will deliver value-added category management activities which include client stakeholder management, contract management, supplier performance and risk management, supply market monitoring, continuous improvement, ongoing cost reductions, supplier review and issue resolution. The ideal candidate operates with a strategic, global, and innovative mindset.

Exceeding customer expectations is one of our guiding principles at IDEXX. The Procurement team provides value and creates a competitive advantage for IDEXX by effectively managing suppliers to consistently deliver optimal quality, availability and cost of products and services. We achieve this through efficient processes, mitigation of supplier and material risks, and leveraging the expertise and innovation of our strategic supply base.

What you can expect in this role

  • Build a trusted business partnership with internal stakeholders to help drive category strategy and new cost reduction initiatives.

  • Responsible for independently managing a pipeline of projects in an effective, organized, and timely manner

  • Lead the development of strategic sourcing initiatives, negotiate price, terms and contractual requirements with suppliers

  • Support global organization in leveraging best practices in all phases of contracting processes for supplier products and services.

  • Work with all levels of the organization to transform business requirements for products and services into actionable scope of works/specifications.

What you will need to succeed

  • Engaging, high energy and able to develop long-standing internal business partnerships in a fast-paced cross-functional environment.

  • Ability to bring others along and influence both internal and external stakeholders to create alignment

  • Project management skills combined with strategic and critical thinking

  • Strategic sourcing experience with proficiency in managing complex projects

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Effectively manage supplier value and drive continuous improvement

  • Continuous learner who embraces a growth mindset and challenges yourself routinely.

What We Offer

We offer a meaningful and exciting environment where you are given the opportunity to be yourself, innovate, and grow both personally and in your career. You will become an essential part of a fast-growing company within a growing industry and you'll get to work with people who are inspiring, open, and the best in their field.

IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.