Procurement Manager - Plasma

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Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Littleton, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  32097  


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. 

Provides the strategic development, direction and management of the company’s factory Direct Procurement functions, planning requirements and inventory management activities.  Develops goals, metrics, timebound objectives and strategic plans for the Littleton factory and drives efficient, lean and streamlined procurement, planning and inventory management operations, with a customer centric focus.  Controls function(s) to achieve an end result that supports departmental,business,  and corporate goals. 



  • Responsible for Littleton factory direct procurement function supporting the production operations with efficient on time direct material supply to meet operational requirements.
  • Acts as the on-site representative for the global procurement, planning, logistics and warehousing teams for the Factory Leadership team as well as all issues arising where a decision-maker is required for challenges in achieving a factory build plan where the Littleton procurement team is involved.
  • Manage procurement buyer to ensure effective requisition & PO management, planning, expediting and scheduling of materials supply as required at each factory location.
  • Develop procurement processes and practices to ensure mitigation of excess & obsolete procured materials, developing effective communication and meeting cadence with cross functional teams where necessary.
  • Ensure uniform governance of SAP procurement master data to maintain alignment across each of the factory location.  Monitor, manage and control SAP data to support efficient factory operations.
  • Develop strong supplier relations, ensuring effective management of supplier On-Time delivery performance.
  • Communicate and alert operations team of material supply risks and associated recovery plans.  Develop effective communications cadence across all factories and teams.
  • Drive a positive culture of engagement, delivering the Terumo BCT core values and leading and inspiring in the culture of Terumo BCT.
  • Ensure SOX compliance across the factory procurement functions.
  • Develop departmental metrics and execute for desired results
  • Provides leadership and direction on the best practices required to create, implement, maintain and standardize inventory and material management strategies for the supply chain network using inventory parameters to minimize carrying costs but ensuring customer service levels.





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 procurement & managerial supply chain experience, with at least 5 years in SAP strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry preferred.



  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and deliver results positively impacting the procurement function.
  • Knowledge of strategic procurement practices, including the impact upon the direct procurement factory function.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leadership, managerial and strategic planning, including people development with a result driven focus on long term, strategic procurement goals.
  • Demonstrated an exceptional understanding in the disciplines of material procurement within a global manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to negotiate through complex situations with suppliers of direct material products.
  • Requires basic knowledge of U.S. and international medical device regulations and standards.
  • Requires excellent stakeholder management and the ability to develop and foster stakeholder relationships.
  • 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.
  • Detailed understanding and experience implementing best practices and process development in procurement organisations. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP process development and best practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement strategies, as well as continuous improvement initiatives including Lean Six-Sigma.
  • Proven leadership and managerial abilities demonstrated by developing, coaching, and training others in an operational procurement organization.
  • Knowledge about how inventory supports value in the network as well as risks and costs associated with inventory.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.



An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.



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:  $95,700.00 to $119,600.00  -  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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Medical Device, Lean Six Sigma, Plasma, Pharmaceutical, Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Management, Science

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