Director of Procurement

  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Concord, CA, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Executive

Job Description

The Director, Procurement is a leader that is an integral part in the achievement of Procurement, Operational and Quality objectives. This position is key to leading the company forward in securing quality suppliers of materials and services covering price, delivery and quality targets. Operates in a complex, rapidly changing environment with typically tight schedules and budgets. Has a leading role in identifying, planning and executing initiatives improving transactional efficiencies across all GMQS sites in the Americas region. Supports GMQS mission, vision and core values. Adheres to the Compliance Program, including following all regulatory and division/company policy requirements in accordance with government, corporate, and local policies, procedures and regulations.


Provide strategic leadership of short- and long-term goals through the use of thoughtful techniques in the communication of the companys mission and core values as a means to implement positive change and/or create organizational structure within the assigned business unit(s).

Establish and lead teams that strategically manage direct and indirect spend by utilizing a proven sourcing process that engages stakeholders, aligns business objectives, and ensured supply continuity. Leverage supplier capabilities across GMQS to meet the near and long-term needs of the business. Ensure robust supplier selection, diligent management of supplier performance issues, and innovative thinking on supplier capability.

Ensure that all direct reports within the function set and meet targets that support near and long-term business objectives. Ensure that all team members have priorities that are clear, realistic, and manageable.

Create teams as needed to intensively analyze and modify procurement strategy for specific products or services, including setting goals and identifying performance measures.

Identify, recruit and actively develop skills and competencies required for the future organization. Develop own successor and successors within the Procurement organization for all levels of management and key individual contributor roles. Coach subordinate managers in the delivery of performance feedback and career management for their direct reports.

Measure quality of procurement performance through metrics and feedback from constituent customer groups. Develop, maintain, promote, and distribute key performance indicators to ensure continuous improvement.

Ensure optimal partnerships that facilitate sustainable performance levels with vendors through both formal programs and informal meetings.

Optimize supplier portfolio considering best- cost country approach and system suppliers

Coordinate Procurement activities related to NPI including early supplier involvement to ensure DFM and lowest possible BOM cost

Conduct and coordinate Make vs Buy analysis

Eliminate barriers and resolve escalated procurement issues. Assertively champion a culture of continuous improvement within the Procurement department.

Manage external suppliers with particular emphasis on the purchase of materials and services.

Manage and support contract negotiations (RFQs) and strategies.

Manages and forecasts departments operating budgets and controls expenditures.

Manage and maintain collaborative relationship with R, Engineering, Quality Systems, Production, Accounting, and Information Technology.

Track and report key functional metrics (KPIs) to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.