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Manager – Procurement
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Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
SAP Products
  • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, operations or related fields
  • At least 5-8 years experience in supply chain, operations, purchasing or related fields
  • At least 1-3 years in leadership or senior level role within team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong Excel / Google Sheets skills with ability to quickly learn new tools and systems
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate information from several departments
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency
  • Impeccable organizational skills, integrity and attention to detail
  • Experience working in an ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, NetSuite
  • Experience with Tableau / other BI systems
  • APICS, lean, six-sigma certification(s) are a plus
  • Lead team of buyers and sourcing specialists in efficiently procuring products for all lab locations
  • Collaborate with lab end users on alternative solutions and products and approving them for use as necessary
  • Leverage reliable vendor forecasts to place blanket purchase orders at better prices
  • Create best practices for purchase order placement including introduction of vendor-specific processes
  • Facilitate quarterly business review meetings with key vendors
  • Actively seek cost savings opportunities across all consumables used by the lab
  • Accelerate cost reduction opportunities on aging reagent technology still in use by pushing for updated supply agreements & quotes in line with market trends
  • Drive efficiencies for purchasing master data through use of NetSuite reporting and saved search functionality, such as quote expirations, cost savings opportunities, and backup item functionality
  • Assist with creation of supplier metrics dashboard in Google Sheets / Tableau
  • Work with supplier quality team as necessary to provide metrics information or notify of supplier performance issues or product changes
  • Master knowledge of purchasing controls for Tempus' Quality Management System and maintain documentation accordingly
  • Mitigate risk on supply through strong understanding of alternate vendors, items, etc
  • Help in developing lead time matrix and auditing for all inventory items
  • Liaise with supplier quality on all supplier issues and nonconformance
  • Strategize to develop core vendor base and recommended vendors for lab end users

1,001-5,000 employees

Data-driven precision medicine
Company Overview
Tempus is on a mission to provide the necessary tools to usher in an era of precision medicine. The company has built the world's largest library of clinical and molecular data and an operating system to make that information accessible and useful for patients, physicians, and researchers.