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Position Summary:

The Category Leader will drive associated supplier excellence in areas of quality, cost, on time delivery, lean and responsiveness.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Project Management - Lead and support concurrent Sourcing projects to effective resolutions and results,
  • Manage external vendors, contract manufacturers and contract design firms,
  • Create and evaluate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses to determine best LCR Sourcing solution,
  • Serve as primary coordinator of Supplier Business Reviews (SBR’s) and driving RAILS completion,
  • Research current spends and supplier utilization to determine opportunities for improved costs, quality, on-time delivery and service,
  • Visit suppliers regularly to assess available capacity, address cross site issues and ensure that suppliers continue to maintain and improve upon their standards,
  • Identify and develop new suppliers,
  • Play an active role in the selection of advanced manufacturing processes, capabilities and supply chain advancements,
  • Develop and implement programs for improving supplier productivity,
  • Develop strong team working relations within Thermo Fisher and our preferred supply base,
  • Play an active role in cross divisional RFQ’s and transition of products,
  • Provide guidance in the supplier performance procedure activities with the top suppliers,
  • Serve as a mentor for Site Sourcing employees.
Qualifications, experience and competences:
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Sourcing with 5+ years in the Plastics Category including a strong background in outsourcing,
  • MS/BS degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or equivalent,
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of suppliers' manufacturing processes and materials applications,
  • Track record of applying a variety of tools and techniques those lead to significant total cost of ownership improvement,
  • In depth risk assessment and mitigation experience,
  • Experienced in lean sourcing,
  • Experienced using e-Sourcing tools; specific experience with Ariba would be an advantage,
  • Strong Microsoft office skills,
  • Experienced in working within cross-functional teams and international teams,
  • Ability to communicate and manage in a matrix organization with multiple business partners and stakeholders frequently on a remote basis,
  • Proven contract negotiating and project management skills,
  • Fluent in Hungarian and English is essential; fluency in German is desirable,
  • Willing to travel up to 50% (including international travel).

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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