Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Sourcing Manager Procurement Projects US

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of this role, Sourcing Manager Procurement Projects US, are to:


  • Develop and/or implement sourcing strategies and initiatives for his/her projects, ensuring alignment, compliance with Procurement guideline, as well as other internal/external process standards and delivery of required business performance;
  • Plan and execute Sourcing events and reduce external spend through competitive bidding and document all cost reduction and profit plan improvements using also eSourcing support or other innovative techniques/methodologies’;
  • Determine the best way to buy, prepare and /lead supplier negotiations, award suppliers and conduct post negotiation debriefs. Manage the reduction of non-traditional and/or "Maverick" spend and insure compliance with Bayer directives and policies;
  • Manage supply agreements & contracts and control project spend;
  • Monitor and control contractual agreements and clauses in spend category over entire lifecycle and minimize exposure to contractual risks in external relationships through usage of terms and conditions aligned with legal function and acceptable to suppliers to ensure compliance with policies;
  • Manage supplier relationships and implement supplier management principles in supply base, build relationships and improve supplier performance;
  • Incorporate company’s responsibility and commitment to sustainable business practices into category supplier relationships and ensure compliance through reports, audits and improvement plans;
  • Reduce complexity of transactional purchasing activities related to project procurement;
  • Perform and drive project purchases towards maximum throughout and minimal error rates. Drive automation and continuous optimization in sourcing and procurement.



Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • 10 years of professional business experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Legal contract language comprehension;
  • Results orientated;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Team-oriented leadership skills honed through experience with Senior Management;
  • Demonstrated analytic and decision making skills;
  • High proficiency level in English;
  • Solid category/SME knowledge of the Capital Projects / Facility and/or Engineering services;
  • Good understanding of business needs & challenges;
  • Ability to analyze project risks and develop mitigating strategies and options;
  • Excellent communication and messaging skills with the ability to collaborate and build long-term partnerships;
  • Manage dynamic project environment and schedule commitments.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree;
  • Relevant Capital Project Procurement experience (>$10MM project size) or related category subject matter expert (SME);
  • Maintenance, Repair and Operating supply (MRO) knowledge;
  • Bilingual.


Domestic Relocation Available

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: CA-Berkeley