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Sr. Manager of Indirect Sourcing

Waltham, Massachusetts | Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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Location Waltham, MassachusettsUS Job ID JR-020653

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Sourcing, the Sr. Manager of Indirect Sourcing will be responsible for building and leading a team of commodity managers tasked with driving value across the organization in the form of year-over year cost savings, service / performance enhancements, quality improvements and risk mitigation strategies. This individual will need to establish strong collaborative relationships with senior leaders in functional areas to develop category strategies that align with project requirements, scopes, and timelines. Additionally, this individual will partner with global and regional facilities throughout the PerkinElmer network to drive procurement through the supply chain team and eliminate unmanaged spend.  Key commodity areas include, but are not limited to: Fleet, Marketing, Professional Services, Human Resources, Facilities, R&D, Clinical Sciences, and MROs (materials, repairs, and operation).

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing strategies from the ‘ground-up’ from implementations to optimization of the Global Indirect Material & Services spend and consumption while maintaining the best value and quality for PerkinElmer.

  • Guiding PerkinElmer functional groups in discovery, contract negotiation, optimizing economic value, on-time delivery of product & services, cost management & reduction, supplier & partner risk mitigation, and scope of work development.

  • Driving best practices for sourcing management across all organizations.

  • Leading the development of RFx requirement through the full process of selection, contracting, and supplier management.

  • Delivering savings and payment term improvements and other value-added contributions to PerkinElmer’s P&L.

  • Working with Finance to track cost reductions to departmental budgets and, ultimately, the P&L.

  • Communicating, implementing, & monitoring Global Procurement policies, procedures, & systems.

  • Leading efforts with legal and functional partners to capture SOW (Statement of Work) & requirements for supplier contract execution.

  • Leading the ongoing Contract Management program ensuring that 100% of Indirect contracts are uploaded and maintained in contract management systems.

  • Continually updating the spend analysis system to provide accurate spend data.

  • Providing intelligence on industry trends and best practices to develop future strategies.

  • Enhancing commodity data and reporting to both the Global Procurement Team and the business at large.

  • Establishing proactive business reviews with managers to communicate spend impact and opportunities for improvement.

  • Providing leadership and development to a team of professionals that sets high quality standards for performance and is committed to organizational goals, including assigning responsibilities; hiring, training, motivating and coaching employees; assessing and recommending appropriate staffing levels; managing employee performance; and providing helpful feedback and training opportunities

  • Requires travel 10%

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required

  • Minimum 10 years of global indirect procurement experience with experience managing approximately $200M in global spend across indirect materials & services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience or familiarity with sourcing the following categories: IT, Professional Services, HR, Marketing, Fleet, Facilities/MRO, Utilities etc.

  • Technically proficiency with MS Office suite, especially Excel & PowerPoint

  • Experienced in establishing and supporting strategic supplier relationship management programs

  • MBA desired

  • Self-starter who needs limited oversight to deliver measurable results

  • The ability to lead and influence is a must

  • A demonstrated ability to think strategically and act as a thought partner with teammates, senior leadership, and key stakeholders is important.

  • Demonstrated experience using quantitative and analytical data to translate analysis into management insights, actions, and results

  • Strong negotiation skills with complex purchases and a proven savings track record

  • Ability to read, edit and negotiate legal agreements and work collaboratively with attorneys

  • Demonstrated success in performing spend analysis, managing the entire RFQ, RFP process, and negotiating and managing large, complex contracts in corporate environment

  • Proficient in e-sourcing tools a plus

  • Knowledge of ERP systems a plus

  • Experience in leading and managing sourcing projects and support cross functional internal organizations

  • Demonstrated ability to attract and retain high performing talent

  • Ability to communicate effectively. Excellent presentation skills

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.


Paid Vacation, holiday and sick time

Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage


Tuition Reimbursement

Parental Leave

Adoption Assistance


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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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