Strategic Sourcing Manager

Date: Jun 30, 2022

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Carestream Health

Carestream Health Inc. 

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Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems and solutions; x-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; manufacturing of film and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. Carestream’s diagnostic imaging technology systems are at work in 90 percent of hospitals worldwide.  

At Carestream, we offer a global perspective and a world of opportunities for people who have the desire to make a positive impact. Join our global team of 4,000+ professionals!

Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Strategic Sourcing, Commodity Management, Procurement Market Analysis, and Commercial Terms & Conditions.
  • Negotiate pricing & terms, confidentiality agreements, supply agreements, and other contract related documents for various commodity categories.
  • Experience in writing Supply Agreements, Contracts, and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
  • Work closely with internal clients & stakeholders to define, establish, and lead the strategic sourcing process, which includes all phases of marketplace or benchmark analysis, supplier identification, RFI, RFQ and/or RFP.
  • Build strong supplier relationships, implement & monitor ongoing supplier performance metrics, and drive cost reductions & continuous improvements.
  • Plan, organize, and analyze data to make decisions or to build recommendations on sourcing strategies with vendor selection implications utilizing Total Cost of Ownership analysis.
  • Document and manage supplier spend, supplier cost, delivery & quality targets using established commodity strategies.
  • Manage assigned domestic & international commodity categories & suppliers.  Examples of the indirect commodity categories are: (Information Technology (IT), Contract Labor, Professional Services, Benefits, Marketing & Advertising, and others).
  • Negotiate and manage payment terms to the corporate standards, ensure suppliers are paid timely, and intervene to resolve payment delays promptly.
  • Track the development of new technologies and/or industry trends that will result in the identification of new suppliers, alternative products, and/or best in class services.
  • Collect and report savings productivity & achievements.
  • Support internal Worldwide Purchasing Improvement Programs.

Required Skills & Education:

  • BS any relevant business or technical related field
  • Minimum of 8 years indirect procurement, strategic sourcing, or commodity management experience, with 3 years in a senior role
  • Proven track record of delivering or exceeding expectations
  • USA or other valid Passport required for occasional international travel
  • Extremely strong communication skills (verbal, written, presentation & influence), must have the ability to present specific content comprehensively to respective target groups
  • Project Management experience
  • Proficient computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Sense of urgency, disciplined execution, and a "get it done right" mindset
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities simultaneously while still meeting deadlines
  • Strategic Analytical Thinking
  • Sensitivity to different worldwide cultures and global country level practices
  • Willingness to share knowledge and to learn from others

Desired Skills:

Preferred additional skills:

  • Master’s degree preferred (business or technical)
  • SAP or similar ERP experience preferred
  • Prior supervision experience a plus
  • Six Sigma / LEAN certification (green or black belt preferred)
  • Professional certifications a plus (CPM, CPSM, CCMP, CPIM, etc.)
  • Second language skills a plus

Work Environment:


Physical Requirements:

Standing:                                             1-25%

Walking:                                              25-50%

Sitting:                                                  51-75%

Bending:                                              1-25%

Lifting up to 20 pounds:                0%

Lifting 20-35 pounds:                     0%

Lifting 35-50 pounds:                     0%

Lifting 50-100 pounds:                   0%

Carrying, Pushing or Pulling:       0%

Carestream is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Carestream is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Applying for a job with Carestream

All Carestream applicants must complete the on-line application process. Carestream is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please click accommodations

Requisition ID: 2396 

Nearest Major Market: Rochester