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Dir, Global Supply Chain/Procurement

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Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29349  


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. 

JOB TITLE:  Director, Global  Supply Chain/Procurement



Provides strategic direction and overall management of the Global Direct Procurement functions:  Strategic and Tactical.  Develops objectives and plans that support business and corporate goals. 



  • Responsible for both Global Direct and Indirect Procurement functions.
  • Works collaboratively with Planning, Manufacturing, Logistics & Warehousing to ensure cost effective and timely delivery of customer shipments as well as inbound goods.
  • Responsible for the Global Direct Procurement including Regional Procurement Managers, Commodity Leads, Commodity Analysts, and Tactical Buyer Groups at all TBCT manufacturing locations.
  • Responsible for the Global Indirect Procurement including Category Leads, Commodity Leads & Analysts
  • Works collaboratively with Planning, Manufacturing, Logistics & Warehousing to ensure cost effective and timely delivery of customer shipments as well as inbound goods.
  • Provides strategic direction and leadership for the Direct & Indirect Procurement organization.
  • Provides significant influence on short and long-term business goals.  Communicates Direct & Indirect Procurement strategy effectively to all departments to achieve timelines.
  • Responsibilities will be wide ranging and include all facets of the management of the Direct & Indirect Procurement functions including but not limited to daily and long-term material cost of goods and total cost of acquisition of raw materials.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Procurment plans are in support of the best possible total cost of acquisition for Material Cost of Goods sold as well as enhancing working capital objectives through a focus on supplier consolidation, category management strategy, and supplier service levels.  
  • Requires constant realignment and adjustment of tactics to meet the material cost of goods sold to achieve financial objectives (e.g. inventory, cash flow, utilization, etc.)
  • Works closely with other senior level people within and outside of the company to resolve highly complex and sensitive issues.
  • Influences internal customers as necessary to ensure successful strategy implementation.
  • Directs the professional growth of professional staff by providing individualized guidance, training and supervision.
  • Delegates work assignments matching responsibility to the person and gives authority to work independently.  Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
  • Trains and ensures all assigned employees are aware of and comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Translates strategic goals and revenue targets into tactical execution.
  • Collaborate and work cross functionally with other leaders to ensure the successful movement of Terumo BCT products.
  • Build a strong self-directed team to deliver exceptional products and support to customers.
  • Develop and execute cost effective logistics strategies to meet customer expectations
  • Strategically align with Terumo Corp and other organizations under the TC umbrella to optimizing supplier relationships and leverage spend.





Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree desired.



Minimum of 10 years progressive management experience.

Work with drug/device combination products is desired.

Experience in high-volume manufacturing environments requires.

Experience with demand modeling and statistical forecasting techniques.

Experience with planning in a Global environment.

Experience in inventory control methods, inventory expiration requirements, and achieving metrics.



  • Comprehensive and demonstrated knowledge and use of the Sales and Operations Planning Process (S&OP).
  • Ability to negotiate complex contracts with Direct Material suppliers
  • Ability to solve practical problems and interpret and communicate complex issues in a manner that allows maximum product flexibility without compromising quality standard.
  • Demonstrated creativity and the ability to think “outside the box”.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze a high level of detail and make educated decisions with limited data.
  • Capacity to define and communicate planning and procurement challenges and provide guidance to top management in developing and implementing positive and proactive solutions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to interact productively and to effectively influence peers, external colleagues and senior management.
  • Knowledge of current FDA regulatory and ISO requirements and trends affecting medical devices.
  • Capability to interact with diplomacy and tact while maintaining appropriate assertiveness and persistence.
  • Ability to help management team balance planning and procurement requirements with business requirements and identify solutions to meet both sets of requirements.
  • Willingness to take ownership and accept responsibility for actions and decisions.
  • Must be detail oriented, well organized and able to work independently and in teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  • Commitment to cross-functional problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Possess a strong commitment to company values.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing operations, engineering, tactical execution, customer service, professional communications, cross functionality, computer applications, problem solving, strategic reasoning, teamwork, change management, business acumen and business ethics.


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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.


 Additional Physical Requirements

There will be an occasional requirement to work outside of normal business hours, consistent with other Director-level positions.

US and International travel will be required at < 50%.




Target Pay Range:  $149,200.00 to $186,500.00  -  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:  30.0%


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 Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

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