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NPI Sourcing Specialist

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NPI Sourcing Specialist

  • 2021-24738
  • Pleasanton, California, United States

Bio-Rad is seeking a NPI Sourcing Specialist who will Support R&D in developing new products and sustaining activity of existing products.


This position will: collaborate with R&D and suppliers on developing DFM efficiencies for custom materials, negotiate directly with suppliers to develop and deliver prototype parts on time, lead the transfer to manufacturing plant procurement team, and collaborate with product launch core teams as global supply chain lead member to ensure key metrics are met.


  • Sources suppliers for highly visible, high impact indirect good and services.
  • Negotiates supplier agreements.
  • Acts as advisor, influencing core team members about supply chain risk mitigation strategies.
  • Implements procurement strategies that help achieve Global Supply Chain goals.
  • Assists in implementation of regional strategies.
  • Assesses supply chain risks and works with Supervisor to develop mitigation plans.
  • Represents Procurement on cross functional project teams.
  • Verify material quality aligns with product launch requirements.
  • Material acquisition for R&D prototypes.
  • Develop and audit new suppliers.
  • Collaborate with Global Commodity Managers to refine or enforce commodity strategy.
  • SAP material and supplier setups.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Procurement or Supply Chain Management, or related discipline. 
  • Preferred background in electrical or mechanical engineering. 
  • 3+ years' experience in Procurement.
  • Experience sourcing vendors and negotiating vendor contracts.
  • Coursework towards CPM and/or CPIM certification is preferred.
  • Full knowledge and application of the principles and theories of procurement and supply chain.
  • SAP experience preferred. 
  • ISO experience with preference to 13485:2016 certified auditor.
  • Proven track record of being proactive in a team environment.


About Bio-Rad:


Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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