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Job Title: Indirect Sourcing Manager Americas
Company Name: Leica Microsystems
Location: Deerfield, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/17/2022
Expire Date: 12/17/2022
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Consulting Services, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Healthcare, Other, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Purchasing, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Indirect Sourcing Manager Americas

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future for over 170 years, by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, were driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

The Indirect Sourcing Manager will drive Indirect Sourcing and 3rd Party Spends and acts as a business partner with cost center owners and functional leaders. It is responsible for all Indirect Spend in North & South America and will be the single point of contact for sourcing, defining, and maintaining the LMS Indirect spend categories in the Americas. The position owner will:

  • Develop and implement standard methodology procurement strategies and plans

  • Align local needs with regional and global Sourcing strategies

  • Build and maintain sustainable project saving funnels and execute indirect sourcing projects

  • Define, develop and implement global 3rd Party Spend Strategy

  • Evaluate and select preferred suppliers

  • Negotiate and implement price agreements

  • Lead commodity workshops and Kaizen events with business areas

  • Lead multi-site negotiations in collaboration with Finance and Legal

  • Execution of spend analysis

  • Monitor supply markets and trends

  • Prepare commodity analysis

  • Achieve cost-saving objectives

  • Support the financial planning and budgeting process


  • Develop and implement short and long-term strategies designed to reduce costs and improve quality and service and meet goals and objectives.

  • Define and implement global 3rd Party Spend Strategy

  • Develop, implement, communicate and monitor compliance to corporate procurement policies.

  • Develop and deploy center-led sourcing processes for spend management, savings tracking, project tracking, performance reporting, and category playbooks.

  • Act as a business representative on Danaher corporate-wide commodity teams. Actively participate in commodity team decision-making, negotiations, and implementations. Lead change management efforts to drive adoption of standard tools, templates, legal documents, and supplier selection criteria across the organization.

  • Achieve cost savings objectives through creative procurement strategies, vendor selection and review, and favorable contract agreements.

  • Focus on key and strategic suppliers to improve supplier performance, reduce cost and receive consistent quality products and/ or services.

  • Work with legal team to lead and oversee complex contract negotiations.

  • Lead a sustainable and measurable purchasing card program.

  • Lead the financial planning and budgeting process and monitor adherence to the budget.

  • Responsible for the management of the indirect procurement team including the development of roles and responsibilities. Plan, direct and manage procurement activities.

  • Create and execute select sourcing strategies for various parts of the organizations (e.g. Consulting, Legal, HR, Travel & Entertainment, MRO, Equipment, Facility & Professional Services, Contract Labor & Training Services, Operational Services, Informational Technology Tools & Equipment, etc.)

  • Develop supply agreements with suppliers to meet the short, mid, and long-term needs of the business. Agreements must deliver the lowest total cost for materials and services while allowing flexibility to adapt to the changing organizational requirements

  • Lead multi-site negotiations for business terms and develop contracts for the supply of both standard and complex products and services with new and existing suppliers. Collaborate with Finance & Legal in regards to contractual terms

  • Monitor supply markets and trends (e.g., material price increases, shortages, changes in suppliers) and interpret the impact of these trends on company strategies ensuring category management techniques are executed to gain the maximum value for prices paid

  • Identify the critical materials and services required to support company strategies in key performance areas

  • Ensure internal customer carry out to the delegation of authority and procurement processes

  • Support spend requestors with effective, efficient, and compliant procurement transactional tools & processes

  • Drive digitalization and continuous process improvements through the Indirect organization and LMS


  • Undergraduate degree in relevant areas such as supply chain, business management, operations, or finance

  • MBA or another relevant degree/certification (e.g., CSCMP SCPro or ISM CPSM) highly desirable

  • Must possess 5 years of relevant experience (e.g., sourcing, buying, or procurement)

  • Strong negotiations, analytical, problem-solving, organization, and project management skills

  • Ability to collect, analyze, and integrate information by demonstrating appropriate productivity tools

  • Excellent skills in PowerPoint, Word, Excel required

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and strong prioritization skills to manage multiple projects and sites simultaneously

  • Experience in contract development, execution, and management

  • English fluent written and spoken, German as a 2nd language is a plus

  • Approximately 10-25%, may include occasional international travel


  • Attractive Benefits Package (Healthcare and many more benefits)

  • Competitive Salary and bonus

  • Continuous training, support, and focus on your personal development

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Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video We Are Leica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmalqMXN4

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team environment? Then do apply online.

We are looking forward to your application!


When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

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