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Job ID:  39268
Date:  Nov 16, 2020
Job function:  Supply Chain Management
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Innovation Center

Procurement & Sustainability Engineer - Exton, PA

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


The Challenge

  • Represents Procurement in the DSM Biomedical Sustainability team and towards corporate Sustainability initiatives and platforms.
  • Leads initiatives for Procurement in automation, digitization, and process improvement.
  • Critical in communicating KPI and status reports to the broader organization after alignment with management.
  • Reports out on progress and status to management.
  • Escalates exceptions or matters to the direct manager in case desired or required based on the impact from a SHE, quality, technical content, and/or financial/business perspective.


The Position

  • Identifies, drives, and leads improvements in sustainability in Procurement globally for the entire value chain and aligned with the sustainability roadmap of DSM Biomedical and Corporate.
    •  Acts and contributes as an active team member of the Sustainability team.
    • Together with the Sourcing Leads, identifies opportunities and priorities and drives implementation of improvements in sustainability.
    • Represents Procurement DSM Biomedical in corporate initiatives on sustainability by e.g. the Procurement Excellence department.
  • Leads automation, digitization, and process improvement efforts in the area of Procurement globally (e.g. spend reporting, vendor management system, etc.).
    • Together with the Procurement Manager and Supply Chain Director, identifies needs, opportunities, and priorities for automation, digitization, and process improvements.
    • Connects with and requests/coordinates support from corporate and DSM Sourcing functions in order to build knowledge and get expertise in the design and implementation of initiatives.
  • Coordinates periodic reporting for the global Procurement function.
    • Gathers data from Purchasing and Sourcing to be used in reporting.
    • Coordinates and ensures timely reporting of KPIs as defined in the unit’s Annual Purchasing Plan.
  • Contributes to the definition of the unit’s Annual Procurement Plan and continuous improvement in the global Procurement area through supplier, market, and spend research and analyses.
    • Creates and maintains adequate spend reporting, including classification and categorization of spend items to allow efficient steering of the supplier base and spend.
    • Monitors market dynamics and reports risks and opportunities within the Sourcing team.
  • Upon request, supports the Procurement team with administration and coordination of operational processes such as contracting and performance evaluation.
    • Coordinates and maintains an overview of agreements that are in progress or planned to be negotiated and defined.
    • Aligns with the Contract Manager for routing and approval of agreements to be executed.
    • Supports the team in populating contract templates for certain sourcing initiatives or supplier negotiations.
    • Coordinates and maintains an overview of supplier performance evaluations as should be executed periodically conform regulatory and internal requirements.


The Ideal

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Commerce/Procurement, Business Administration, and/or Supply Chain Management.
  • Proven affinity and track record in data management, automation/digitization and project management skills.
  • Recognized qualification in Purchasing along with people, project and change management experience.
  • Seven or more experience in Purchasing and related roles in various business-to-business environments, ideally including the Medical Device industry.
  • Demonstrated experience with automation, digitization, and/or ERP implementation.
  • SAP knowledge and skills in the area of Purchase-to-Pay.
  • Knowledge of systems and applications such as SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Ariba, PowerBI, or Tableau is considered a plus


The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/).

Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process.  You will be contacted when further information is required.


DSM Biomedical - Solving our world’s healthcare needs through sustainable science


DSM Biomedical is the global leader in biomedical solutions, trusted by our partners to shape the future of biomedical materials and regenerative medical devices. Our innovative solutions are focused on enhancing patient outcomes. DSM has been building successful partnerships with medical device and pharmaceutical companies for more than 30 years, benefiting 3.5M+ patients annually. Our team of 400+ biomedical specialists is constantly turning ideas into innovative materials and devices of the highest quality that address the unmet healthcare needs of today and tomorrow.


Every day, we work to successfully address current issues and growing trends in healthcare to enhance the lives of patients worldwide by being our customers’ partner to reduce costs, improve long-term outcomes and meet the increased demand for medical services for our aging population who expect to live more active lifestyles. Within an increasingly complex healthcare landscape, we seek ways to develop products that contribute to accelerated healing with less trauma and faster recovery – helping our partners improve healing and enhance patient outcomes. DSM Biomedical is headquartered in Exton, PA (USA).


We strive to be unrivaled experts in biomaterials, committed partners driving sustainable innovation in healthcare.

More information can be found at www.dsm.com/biomedical/en_US


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on 

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