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

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


The Purchasing Manager is responsible for providing direct accountability and oversight of direct/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 8 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.

Req ID: 276287