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Purchasing Manager

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Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29087  


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. 

Purchasing Manager



Responsible for developing, leading, and executing Strategic Sourcing and Procurement strategies. Drives total overall procurement cost down while continuously improving the company’s purchasing practices, processes, and systems. Manages supply base with significant supplier spend while implementing measures to mitigate supply risks. Provides work direction and leadership to procurement teammates in one or more key areas of operational strategy, system utilization and optimization, procurement process execution, metrics reporting, regulatory compliance and audit defense, and training and development. 



  • Contribute to the development of long range creative procurement strategies while designing and aligning procurement processes and policies within business requirements.
  • Independently, or collectively, implements procedures and processes in areas of delegated responsibility.
  • Responsible for minimizing cost and maximizing value in the procurement process by applying best / leading practices across area of responsibility, driving supplier rationalization strategies, leading supplier negotiations, bench marking and  Make vs. Buy analysis, and other process improvements; lead and facilitate their implementation.
  • Provide work direction, leadership, and oversight of procurement, and  cross functional  teams for assigned projects
  • Lead efforts and provide work direction to the procurement team for SAP system process improvements, standardization, and enhanced utilization.
  • Lead, mentor, develop, and provide work direction for buyer planners.
  • Develop and implement strategies for training to new or enhanced processes.
  • Lead and provide work direction to procurement professional in cost reduction programs and continuous improvement efforts. 
  • Participate in the RFx process along with other areas of the company to ensure Procurement perspective is represented.
  • Facilitate contract negotiations and liaison with the Legal department.
  • Drive supplier rationalization strategies including supplier management processes (scorecards, annual supplier performance reviews, etc.).
  • Responsible to ensure compliance with policies and programs in alignment with sourcing strategy; and that appropriate audit trails are embedded in procurement programs, for internal audit and performance management purposes.
  • Participate in processing of purchase requisitions, purchase orders and other activities to meet business expectations and requirements as required.
  • Compile, analyze and draw conclusions from information gathered for planning, developing and evaluating business programs and operations. 
  • Makes recommendations as to operating policies, goals and objectives.





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





  • Minimum 10 years experience
  • Strong background in manufacturing, ERP Systems, negotiations and contracts make vs. buy analysis, and leadership training.



  • Highly self-motivated team player who can work effectively with management, business unit personnel, external suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with diplomacy and tact while maintaining appropriate assertiveness and persistence.
  • Effective leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to influence others.
  • Strong and effective project management skills.
  • Experience in planning and executing processes.
  • Solid negotiation and supply contract skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills including facilitation expertise.
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking skills and to solve complex problems.
  • Demonstrated and effective leadership skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office products and SharePoint.
  • SAP experience strongly preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • APICS certification or willingness to work towards same.
  • CPM certification or willingness to work towards same.
  • Certified professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM) certification or willingness to work towards same.



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:  $84,700.00 to $105,900.00  -  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:  10.0%


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.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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