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Procurement Buyer

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 30522

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.

We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient's life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.

With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.
Indirect Procurement Buyer

Job Summary

Supports the business through the creation, review and approval of purchase requisitions and purchase orders, in accordance with company procurement policies and procedures. Purchasing activities include sourcing, supplier inquires, bid/quote evaluation, and negotiation. Supports the business through tactical procurement processes and executes spot buys. Continuously identifies process improvement opportunities to enhance and streamline purchasing practices, processes, and systems.

Essential Duties

  • Follows specific standards, operating procedures, and detailed instructions in support of global purchasing and supplier policies.
  • Examines and processes purchasing requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information and correct coding; contacts stakeholder to clarify or obtain missing information; determines best method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness, existing contracts, preferred suppliers and/or competitive bid.
  • Generates reports (via SAP, PowerBI, ServiceNow, and other tools) to manage the various workflows, coordinate communication, resolve problems, and escalate issues as needed.
  • Manages the departments general Inbox and ServiceNow ticketing system for service requests.
  • Identifies and selects the appropriate sources or methods to procure requisitioned services or products.
  • Negotiates cost and value on behalf of the company.
  • Initiates and performs supplier set up and ongoing supplier evaluation activities.
  • Actively participates in cost reduction programs and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Maintains and updates data in SAP.
  • Responsible to ensure compliance with policies and procedures in alignment with sourcing strategy and ensures appropriate audit trails are embedded in the process.

    Minimum Qualifications Requirements


    • Bachelor's degree or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.


      • Minimum 3 years' experience in purchase requisition/purchase order process and indirect procurement buying.
      • Working knowledge of SAP (PR/PO) preferred.


        • Highly self-motivated team player who can work effectively with management, internal stakeholders, and external suppliers.
        • Demonstrated ability to interact with diplomacy and tact while maintaining appropriate assertiveness and persistence.
        • Strong organizational skills and effective juggling multiple tasks with effective follow through.
        • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
        • Demonstrated analytical thinking skills to solve complex problems.
        • Demonstrated and effective influencing and negotiation skills.
        • Proficient with MS Office products and SharePoint.
        • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

          Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

          • SAP certification a plus

            Physical Requirements

            • Typical office environment requirements include reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.
            • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

              Target Pay Range:$51,900.00to$64,900.00 -Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data

              Target Bonus on Base:7.0%

              At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family.Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more.To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates.For us, it's about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.

              • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
              • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
              • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
              • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
              • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.

                • Respect - Appreciative of others
                • Integrity - Guided by our mission
                • Care - Empathetic to patients
                • Quality - Committed to excellence
                • Creativity - Striving for innovation

                • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.

                  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

                  Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment.Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologiesin the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Keywords: Terumo BCT, Inc., Denver , Procurement Buyer, Other , Lakewood, Colorado

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