Strategic Sourcing Agent in Grand Island, Nebraska at Pall

Date Posted: 9/19/2018

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Job ID: PAL002362

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.

Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.

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Key Responsibilities 
  • Evaluate existing supply base, to establish current state. Once established, define future state / “best in class” supply chain / supplier design requirements.  
  • Interface with decentralized procurement teams to establish “local” manufacturing site inputs / requirements are aligned with center led strategy. 
  • To produce a supplier rationalization program, with execution timeline 
  • Categorize, and define supplier spend with BCP (Business Continuity Plan), to manage risk, and liability. 
  • Design, lead, negotiate, and implement multiyear Pall contracts (as applicable)
  • Detailed understanding of macro-economic factors affecting, driving, and influencing category management. 
  • Maximize “year over year” working capital improvements.
  • Design and lead supplier transitions (Outsourcing, Insourcing, Vendor to Vendor)
  • Strong understanding of Lean methodologies, principles, and tools
  • Prioritize highest level of quality, and continuity of supply 
  • An understanding of Six Sigma methodologies, and tools 
  • Support R&D & Engineering on all New Product Development (NPD), and introduction  programs (NPI)
  • Support cross-functional efforts to reduce costs, standardize components through the VEVA process
  • Dynamic understanding of market place technologies, for adoption, and incorporation into Pall’s value proposition.  
  • Critical to ensure strong, value-adding relationships with suppliers, internal customers, and cross-functional departments 
  • Business travel requirements up to 15%

Job Requirements


Skills and Knowledge:
  • Highly effective communication and facilitation skills. 
  • Ability, to understand and formulate the business requirements for a commercial trade contract. 
  • Conducted business travel outside of North American. Has a current valid passport for travel.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity to manage relationships across global boundaries, and time zones.
  • Strong leadership capabilities to deliver results and to build cross-cultural teams.
  • Tactical strength, with execution abilities to support manufacturing locations globally.
  • Highly analytical
  • Multilingual ability (both written and oral) an advantage.
  • Experience with the usage of electronic sourcing tools for RFI, RFQ, Reverse Auction
Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree or 3+ years of Purchasing experience
  • Experience with international business
  • 1+ year of fabrication or welding experience
  • Proven negotiation skills, with demonstrated performance results 
  • Global sourcing experience for a global multinational manufacturing company


PaPall is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital
status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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