Sourcing, Senior Buyer

Company Name:
# Job Posting
We are currently hiring a Sourcing, Senior Buyer for our Greenfield, IN location.
The Sourcing, Senior Buyer will negotiate with suppliers for the acquisition of materials and services.
Additional Job Responsibilities include:
Insure all purchasing needs within the company are met. This requires positive communications and order feedback to the requesting individuals or department.
Develop tools to analyze bid proposals and determine best outcome for the corporation
Provide internal customers with alternative supplier(s), product(s), and/or service(s). Other than proprietary supplier, products, and/or service.
Review and seek opportunities for new supply and service sources globally.
Provide coaching, supervision, and feedback to Buyer(s) and other departmental personnel.
Prioritize and direct daily tasks and special projects for positions within their purchasing scope or commodity group.
Ability to lead groups and act as a Project Manager for vendor service relationships with key internal customers as defined by contractual terms and conditions.
Negotiate and manage contractual documents to meet corporate standards for compliance in commercial terms, legal interpretation, and scope of work as defined by internal customer groups
D. Scope
Global role
Multiple Business Units represented
Financial responsibilities include market knowledge of similar services/goods with regional benchmark analysis capabilities; Up to $40M annual spend with external providers
E. Principal Contacts and Scope of Communications
Commercial Development
External Lab Management Services (ELMS)
Project Management
Medical Affairs
Corporate Legal Counsel
Quality Assurance
External vendor representatives in operations and legal counsel
Scope of communication includes management and administration of vendor contracts to accommodate country-specific legal and regulatory criteria; definition/detail in Service Level Agreements to meet Covance-Vendor relationship expectations, negotiated pricing and vendor performance metrics.
At Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance's impressive history of company stability and growth. We've achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team's capabilities.
Covance believes that their best-in-class employees deserve first-class benefits. Covance offers an outstanding benefits package including medical & dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, short and long-term disability, and life insurance, all of which are effective on your first day of employment!
At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career.
There is no better time to join us!
# Education/Qualifications
Minimum Required:
A four-year degree in Sourcing, Finance or related field
Must have proven record of contract management, with strong analytical, communication and customer service skills
International negotiations and administration-preferred
Vendor management experience
Advanced level of personal computer experience required in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint (minimum)
Ability to facilitate meetings and manage multiple departmental projects
# Experience
Minimum Required:
Minimum 5 years sourcing experience
preferably international and/or CRO or Pharma industry experience
# EEO Employer
Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
Business Title: Sourcing, Senior Buyer
Requisition ID: 46908BR
Job Category: Purchasing/Procurement
Locations: USA - Greenfield, IN USA - Indianapolis, IN
Shift: 1

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