Job ID R-492561 Date posted June 10, 2024

Procurement Director - IT, Lab, and R&D

Job Description Summary

Job Description

We are the makers of possible!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

The Procurement Director - IT, Lab and R&D directs the development and maintenance of leading edge global and regional sourcing strategies and appropriate supply bases with clear spend governance for the assigned group of categories. Bring subject matter expertise in both the coaching of category teams as well as in ensuring that external partners deliver sustainable value for BD.


  • For the assigned group of categories, this associate ensures that: Global category teams are formed, functional and effective, and that resulting category strategies are communicated and approved
  • Category strategies are inclusive of regional business requirements, reflective of external regional market conditions, and result in 3-5 year roadmaps of savings and value streams
  • Innovation opportunities are evaluated and analyzed for consideration in the development of category strategies
  • Expected to engage and partner with C-suite level stakeholders to ensure strategic direction is aligned with functional and business strategies
  • Develop a robust supplier selection process that is consistent with the needs of the sourcing strategies and that supplier selection is approved by the appropriate stakeholders and communicated appropriately to the end user community
  • Year-on-year financial accountability for group of categories with respect to price movement
  • Accountable for strategic planning, negotiation, and contracting with suppliers
  • Responsible for leading and coordinating supplier relationship management activities across the assigned group of categories
  • Accountability for developing and maintaining risk mitigation plans inclusive of compliance for assigned group of category(ies) with businesses or functions
  • Ensures optimal supply base compliance for assigned supply base including compliance to corporate procedures and to support of all legislation driven and socially responsible reporting requirements
  • Ensures appropriate application of the source-to-pay process, inclusive of customer-centric support content and preferred payment methods, as part of sourcing strategies
  • Responsible for the selection, development, allocation and evaluation of a team of sourcing associates. Areas of support and guidance include spend penetration, sourcing strategy development, source plan creation, ongoing supplier relationship management and stakeholder alignment and engagement
  • Responsible for customer relationship management in collaboration with the Customer Facing Procurement Organization at the Business Operational or Functional Leadership Team level and where appropriate, R&D and New Product Development groups
  • Ensures alignment of procurement and customer goals, and consequently plays a key role in influencing significant business decisions and resource planning
  • Understands customer business/ function / region strategy and requirements
  • Ensures the customer business / function / region strategy and requirements are appropriately reflected in the category strategies and implementation plans
  • Drives category strategies and STP process improvements into the business / function / region
  • Works in close alignment and collaboration with regional procurement leaders and customer facing Procurement Facing Organization


  • Direct experience working with large software and/or hardware vendors to enable value creatiion and innovation
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • MBA or other relevant advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of ten years professional experience
  • Minimum five years managing professionals

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law. 

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day. 

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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