Procurement Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Ana
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/8/2021 2:12 PM)
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Company (Portal Searching)
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific


FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the innovation and manufacture of cell culture media, reagents, and medical devices for researchers and clinicians. The company provides unrivaled service and quality to scientists working in biopharmaceuticals, cell therapy, and regenerative medicine, assisted reproductive technology and cytogenetics, and industrial cell culture for the large-scale production of biotherapeutics and vaccines. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific adheres to both ISO and FDA regulations and operates dual cGMP manufacturing facilities in California, USA, and Tokyo, Japan. The company’s consultative philosophy combined with expertise in cell culture and compliance provides customers with unique capabilities and support. For over 50 years, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific has remained uniquely flexible and focused on media while becoming a strategic global leader in media products and services.  FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc. is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation reporting to FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation.


We are hiring for a Procurement Manager. The Procurement Manager is responsible for overseeing the Procurement team in achieving corporate and department goals. This person will also ensure key KPIs are achieved in savings, supplier agreements, and risk management. The Procurement Manager is responsible for leading the Procurement team in executing sourcing activities for all sourcing categories with the goal of establishing fundamental sourcing documentation and programs to reduce cost and risk in the Supply Chain.



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  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders in supporting their sourcing needs and provide necessary guidance in regards to procurement processes
  • Partner with Finance, Materials Management, Marketing, QA, QC, and other departments to support their respective needs
  • Generate and track TCO savings achievements according to procurement annual goals and policy
  • Collaborate with Planning and Marketing to forecast levels of demand for raw materials in order to meet the business needs
  • Promote concept of EOQ/MOQ to the business partners and alignment on optimum material inventory levels for Marketing and Manufacturing needs
  • Actively collaborate with Marketing in identifying long-term forecast of demand and communicate projected materials requirements to suppliers with long lead times or identified as critical
  • Ensure periodic E&O analysis is performed with Planning and business partners to monitor raw materials scrap level for continuous improvement
  • Manage supplier performance through periodic Quality and Business Reviews (QBR) and maintain regular communication with suppliers
  • Build strong partnerships with key suppliers based on supplier criticality categories and reduce risks in assurance of supply and quality
  • Be actively involved in understanding suppliers’ manufacturing capability, inventory strategy, business trends, etc., while executing strategies to improve raw material delivery performance
  • Drive risk mitigation concepts and initiatives to reduce company’s risk exposure in compliance, assurance of supply, and quality
  • Use ERP system to perform procurement operational responsibilities including material master data updates, purchase order issuance, periodic forecasting, and purchase order on-time delivery tracking
  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Identify potential suppliers, visit existing suppliers, and promote supplier relationship management (SRM) program
  • Negotiate supply agreements and purchase agreements with key suppliers to ensure best possible terms for the company
  • Partner with Finance to reconcile blocked invoices and facilitate processing payments and invoices
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future purchase price fluctuations
  • Develop company’s short to long term Procurement strategy
  • Lead RFI/RFQ/RFP activities and make supplier selection recommendations based on commercial and technical requirements
  • Manage and lead procurement / sourcing specialists’ day-to-day deliverables and ensure internal stakeholders’ expectations can be met accordingly


Experience/ Education:


  • BS in Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of sourcing experience in a cGMP and FDA regulated environment; biotech industry sourcing experience strongly preferred
  • APICS certification is a plus
  • 3 or more years of experience using MRP and ERP systems
  • Full understanding of sourcing and purchasing industry policies and procedures
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Projects, Visio, and Outlook


FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.


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