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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Strategic Procurement Manager in Emeryville, California

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.

Execute sourcing initiatives for Grifols US locations, focused on negotiating CAPEX services/equipment and OPEX engineering and facility site services. Key deliverables are to drive savings through complex vendor negotiations, Legal contracting, SOWs, RFPs, while managing vendor quality using the 7 step strategic sourcing methodology.

Major Activities:

Key Categories: Construction/Manufacturing Services & Equipment, R&D, Facilities and Engineering teams.

  • Conduct competitive RFPs for Indirect goods and services using Grifols eSourcing platform

  • Manage key categories over time to ensure vendor performance and cost savings

  • Train end users on Procurement Policy, procedure, and P2P technology

  • Perform ongoing SAP data/spend analysis to build preferred supplier base

  • Execute Contracts for Facility services, R&D, Maintenance, Equipment, & Lab Supplies

  • Draft Legal Agreements and SOW documents based on stakeholder requirements

  • Collaborate with global organization and U.S. site Procurement leads to run large scale RFPs

  • Build and continuously update/maintain local market strategies

  • Drive Procurement improvements for vendor management, ERP workflow, and spend analytics

  • Negotiate/re-negotiate national and local Legal contracts for complex goods and services

  • Partner with Legal team to review Legal and Commercial terms and pricing

  • Qualify preferred goods and services suppliers for key categories

  • Conduct ongoing Procurement training for stakeholders, management and vendors

  • Drive measurable cost savings and report to Procurement Director monthly

  • Manage supplier performance risks on a timely basis to stakeholder satisfaction

  • Review Finance budgets and partner with stakeholders to ensure Procurement Policy compliance

  • Provide stakeholder support on SAP/SRM R2P, RFP, RFI, and Supplier recommendations

  • Administer and train Procurement & Financial Policies to both local and remote stakeholders

  • Analyze SAP PO spend relating to key vendors to build preferred Master Agreements

  • Solid familiarity with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, Ariba, etc.


BA/BS at a minimum required; MBA desirable


  • 5 – 7 years’ procurement experience

  • 2 years’ Procurement experience required within R&D, Facility Services, Maintenance, Lab Supplies

  • Demonstrated understanding of SAP, Ariba, Oracle, or similar ERP systems

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Location: [[mfield6]] : [[cust_building]]

Learn more about Grifols at http://www.grifols.com/es/web/international/home

Req ID: 84358

Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Category: Purchasing/Procurement