Procurement Strategic Sourcing Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Ana
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/19/2021 7:52 PM)
Requisition ID
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 Strategic Sourcing Manager. The Procurement Strategic Sourcing Manager will drive strategic initiatives including risk management, supplier relationship management, strategic sourcing, and supply agreement management. The person in this role will be responsible for leading sourcing specialists in driving key activities to ensure company's long term stability in supply assurance, risk mitigation, total cost of ownership, and efficiencies in supply chain are achieved.



External US


  • Develop deep industry insights leveraging supply market intelligence and industry insights
  • Strategic thinking to develop longer-range supply strategies and plans that drive significant value while meeting the business requirements
  • Deep supplier relationship management with focus on assurance of supply, risk mitigation, and long term mutual growth via partnership
  • Identify potential alternate suppliers, visit existing suppliers, and promote supplier relationship management (SRM) program
  • Lead stakeholder engagement to influencing business decisions relevant to the category strategy
  • Set aggressive continuous improvement goals for assigned categories and explore a broad set of value levers to deliver on targets
  • Function as Subject Matter Expert for assigned categories in Procurement
  • 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 in support their respective needs
  • Generate and track TCO savings achievements according to procurement annual goals and policy
  • Collaborate with Planning and Marketing and promote forecasting 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
  • Manage supplier performance through periodical Quality and Business Reviews (QBR) and maintain supplier communications regularly
  • Be actively involved in understanding supplier’s manufacturing capability, inventory strategy, business trends, etc. while executing strategies to improve raw material delivery performance
  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Negotiate supply agreements and purchase agreements with key suppliers to ensure commercial terms and quality of products and services provided are in best terms to the company
  • 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 / support can be met accordingly

Experience/ Education:

  • BS in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or equivalent; APICS certification a plus
  • 3 to 5 years of sourcing experience preferred in a cGMP and FDA regulated environment
  • 2 to 4 years of sourcing experience preferred in the Bio-Technology space
  • 3+ years of experience using MRP and ERP systems; SAP a plus
  • 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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