Lab Solutions Category Dir
Posted on: October 12, 2021
This position is responsible for global sourcing strategy and
supplier management supporting lab solutions categories across
Diagnostics and Drug Development. This category includes laboratory
instrumentation, reagents and associated testing supplies which
include chemicals and vendor specific consumables. This position
directs enterprise strategy within the category and develops
proposals in support of strategic business decisions.
The key responsibilities include providing global category
leadership and developing a team of Directors, Project Directors
and Project Analysts to support the category sourcing
the Global Lab Solutions/ Diagnostics Sourcing and Procurement
high value procurement solutions to the business and category
strategies; support third party vendor selection, vendor
development, technology management and performance measurement
best-in-class delivery of laboratory instrumentation and products
in the relevant category to support clinical laboratory operations,
R&D and all technical projects to realize year-on-year
productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements
in close collaboration with the customers in the
proposals for strategic business decisions and provide support of
internally-versus-buy options (e.g. in-/outsourcing of
the In-vitro Diagnostics Sourcing and Procurement team in support
and laboratory equipment moves
customer vendor engagement
for development and implementation of the individual category
procurement strategy in alignment with business needs.
for development and execution of robust category strategies that
meet the needs of multiple cross divisional stakeholders as well as
drive exceptional value for LabCorp and the various
strategic supplier relationship management for Tier 1 and Tier 2
suppliers, organization and execution of regular Business Review
Meetings and drive execution of action items.
the establishment and maintenance of relationships with global
strategic vendors, ensuring continuous improvement, spend/cost
transparency and cross-divisional account management with Tier 1
supports the business in assessing of new
innovative/technology-driven vendors through networking,
cold-calls, conferences, etc.
- Serves as
a Primary Business Partner with one or more assigned line functions
representing Procurement on stakeholder Leadership teams, strategic
business reviews and budget planning.
for segmentation of the supplier base and approval of new vendors
within the segment.
and may negotiate and finalize Master Service
- With the
appropriate business and finance teams:
for productivity and savings planning as well as ensuring the
procurement participation in the annual budgeting planning for the
for the overall delivery of the category savings targets for all
Divisions following the target setting process.
for compliance with all the applicable policies, procedures, and
regulatory guidelines in accordance with the applicable
degree in sourcing, manufacturing, supply chain or business field
- Advanced industry
communication and technical retention skills
- Ability to manage
teams and stakeholders
- Strong working
relationship with internal LabCorp management and global
ability to develop and implement new category/product
- 10+ years of
experience in Procurement and Sourcing, preferably in
pharmaceuticals or biologics supply chain management, with
demonstrated Procurement and Sourcing capabilities.
understanding of fundamental quality and regulatory compliance
- Track record of
excellent cross-functional negotiating skills required.
- Experience in
developing and managing a Supplier Relationship Management program,
that brought significant savings and other advantages to the
- Experience in Risk
Management and Strategic Sourcing processes.
ability of continuously improve supply chain performance and to
consistently achieve KPI targets for service, cost, and
conceiving, creating, and delivering business presentations to
- Strong conflict
resolution and problem-solving skills; strong organizational skills
with a focus on details and strong analytical skills; demonstrated
track record leading teams required.
- High degree of
emotional intelligence, strong listening skills and written/verbal
communication abilities. Effective in working with people from
different cultures and backgrounds.
- Strong business
acumen with commercial and scientific mindset
- Ability to build
trustful relationships and to work collaboratively across multiple
functions and stakeholders.
years lab solutions technology or product qualification expertise
(or relevant) experience sourcing direct materials for healthcare
and life sciences with direct interaction with senior-level and
executive level decision makers. Deep experience and
relationships in the supplier/manufacturer community that support
lab consumables, categories that support clinical trials and
contractors/sub-contractors that provide supply to large biopharma
Other required work-related experiences
Keywords: Labcorp, Burlington , Lab Solutions Category Dir, Other , Burlington, North Carolina
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