Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Strategic Procurement Manager in Emeryville, California

Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well being of people. Our three divisions –Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital–develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.

We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. As a company devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, we are looking for talented professionals worldwide. Make a difference and join us in this challenging and rewarding enterprise.

Provide Strategic Sourcing services for Grifols US locations, focused on CAPEX equipment/construction/service agreements, vendor negotiations, Legal contracting, RFP responsibilities with a focus on cost savings, vendor management, contracts, and purchasing best practices.

Major Activities:

  • Indirect Procurement: Focus = Construction, Manufacturing, Equipment, Lab Supplies, and associated service agreements

  • Conduct competitive bid (RFP) processes using eSourcing, develop vendor recommendations based on analysis of data and manage approval process through all levels of authorization

  • Perform data/spend analysis to develop and drive Grifols U.S. category management strategy and track savings, compliance, SoX

  • Develop, implement and maintain the best possible local (US) sourcing strategy for all capital equipment, construction, professional and non-professional services and materials related to Grifols facilities.

  • Develop, write, and execute Legal Agreements and SOW documents based on end user requirements

  • Collaborate with global organization, U.S. sites and global project teams to execute cross- strategic projects and to identify opportunities to leverage spend within Grifols and associated resources to maximize benefits to all impacted sites

  • Build, document and continuously update/maintain local market and product knowledge in assigned categories and act as lead sourcing expert to quantify savings opportunities

  • Support improvements of procurement initiatives such as Supplier Information Management, SAP, and Req to Pay.

  • Negotiate/re-negotiate national and local contracts for complex goods and services

  • Review commercial terms and recommend action liaise with Law and Insurance departments in the resolution of risk issues

  • Qualify, select and manage key suppliers and service provider relationships as required, and aggressively promote use of Preferred Providers and Strategies Partners

  • Conduct ongoing Procurement training for end users, management and vendors

  • Implement a continuous improvement cycle to realize year on year incremental improvements and cost savings.

  • Manage and resolve supplier performance risks and issues on a timely basis to end user satisfaction

  • Work with Business Partners and Procurement Colleagues to leverage spend with cross-divisional networks and resources to maximize benefits to all impacted sites

  • Provide end user support on Req to Pay, SAP, RFP, RFI, and Supplier recommendations.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Customer Service / End User Communications

  • Cost savings

  • Contract and SoX Compliance

  • Risk Management

  • Process improvements through influencing and technology


BA/BS at a minimum required; MBA desirable

Experience/Professional requirement:

  • 5 – 7 years’ procurement experience

  • 2 years’ experience required within capital projects (lab and bio-manufacturing equipment) preferably in GMP/biotech or similar environment or experience with procuring complex products and services

  • Strong preference for CPSM, CIPS or similar professional qualification.

  • Knowledge of direct materials, and facility services a plus

Specific Professional Competencies:

  • Networking skills – Ability to identify key stakeholders and influence peers

  • Negotiations – Ability to construct negotiation strategies, lead or participate in negotiations of varying complexity

  • Communication Skills – Respond effectively to business partner needs and requests in timely manner

  • Project management - Organizational skills to initiate, coordinate , drive and implement projects to successful completion

  • Business Acumen – Understands business requirements and needs of management

  • Time Management – Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently

  • Third Party - Supplier Relationship Management Skills

  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use advanced functionality in Microsoft Excel (i.e., pivot tables, VLOOKUP, etc.) to analyze spend

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans


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