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

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.


The Purchasing Manager is responsible for providing direct accountability and oversight of indirect procurement for assigned category, working closely with business unit leadership in pursuit of sustainable reductions in total cost of ownership of goods and services procured by ensuring that the lowest long term costs and highest quality goods and services are made available to Grifols

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages a team of highly professional personnel in a regulated environment in support of direct materials for manufacturing and/or indirect expenditures for Company.

  • Collaborates with senior management to identify, develop and implement strategies which drive toward achievement of department and organizational goals.

  • Develops strategic sourcing strategies for business continuity, risk mitigation and cost management.

  • Develops and manages positive internal customer/supplier relationships and implements continuous improvement strategies on an ongoing basis.

  • Works closely with other departments for the implementation of new materials including supplier negotiations and supply agreements.

  • Audits usage and performance of suppliers and internal customers to ensure compliance to Company policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Lead and/or support multiple projects with varying levels of complexity.

  • Collects and analyzes complex data sets with the intention of identifying new sourcing opportunities or supporting a strategic sourcing decision.

  • Resolves or assists in resolution of obstacles within and between projects without significant executive management involvement.

  • Consistently plans assigned work, anticipates obstacles, and is accountable for driving timelines and projects to completion.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree is preferred.

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience. Preference of experience purchasing materials in the pharmaceutical/biotech/healthcare industry. Experience managing a staff. Strategic sourcing knowledge highly desirable.

  • Excellent knowledge of sourcing and procurement in a regulated environment (i.e. cGMP, SOX).

  • Excellent knowledge of purchasing strategies.

  • Excellent knowledge of reducing procurement expenditures by instituting best practice processes and negotiating favorable contracts through external partnerships/alliances.

  • Excellent negotiation skills with experience negotiating service contracts and overseeing all aspects of a corporate purchasing operations.

  • Strong ethics and integrity as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills. CPM/CPSM certification preferable.

The estimated pay scale for the Manager, Strategic Procurement role based in Los Angeles, CA, is $125,000 per year. Additionally, the position is eligible to participate in up to 15% of the company bonus pool. We offer a wide variety of benefits including, but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, up to 5% 401(K) match and tuition reimbursement. Final compensation packages will ultimately depend on education, experience, skillset, knowledge, where the role is performed, internal equity and market data. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities for professional growth and career progression. Grifols is a global healthcare organization with employees in 30 countries focused on patient health and providing impactful results. Since our humble beginnings in 1909, Grifols has been a family company that prides itself on its family-like culture. Our company has more than tripled over the last 10 years, and you can grow with us.

*This job description is accurate at the date of publication. It is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope and general nature of the work performed by job holders within this position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change over time.

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Req ID: 505493

Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Category: Purchasing/Procurement