Bausch Health

  • Sr Buyer - IT Procurement

    Job Location US-NJ-Bridgewater
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    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Responsible for sourcing and procurement activities for all IT categories globally.  May support other indirect categories as needed.


    • Responsible for coordinating sourcing and procurement activities for IT including but not limited to software, hardware, telecom and IT services.  Develop/negotiate agreements for technology contracts. Work with the IT Team to identify and manage potential global opportunities. Provide procurement guidance on company procedures.  The position will also support other indirect categories as needed.  Collaborate with all functions on effectively managing supply base to ensure high level of performance and strong customer service. 
    • Responsible for delivering established cost savings targets through competitive bidding process and effective negotiation of supply and service agreements.   Manage all supplier costs and ensure contract compliance.  
    • Responsible for performing all aspects of sourcing and procurement activities in support of major initiatives including stakeholder requirement analysis, identification of bidders list, RFP/RFQ development, conducting competitive bid events, supplier selection, negotiation, contracting, risk mitigation, supply/service continuity, and supplier performance.
    • Collaborate with internal customers to create thorough business requirements and incorporate in sourcing strategies and resulting agreements.  Persuade internal clients to engage Procurement as a strategic versus tactical partner while communicating Procurement value. Work cross functionally across outside teams through all phases of the procurement process.  Maintain high level of communication across the organization.

    Scope of Position:

    Responsible for sourcing and procurement activities for all IT categories.


    Bachelor’s degree with related experience required.  MS/MBA/CPM/CPIM a plus. 



    • Minimum of 5 years sourcing and procurement experience, preferably within a multi-plant or multi-divisional business. 
    • Experience in IT sourcing and contracting with enterprise wide software, hardware, MSP, IAAS  and SAAS providers important. 
    • Proven experience in RFI/RFP/RFQ development, evaluation, negotiations, execution, and contract management. 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in developing procurement strategies which comprehend and contribute to overall business objectives is a must. 
    • Candidate must have applied experience in the understanding of legal issues, contractual principles, and negotiation techniques used in the development of complex contractual agreements. 
    • In addition, the candidate must have the ability to actively participate on regional multi-functional teams, a proven capability in workload management, exceptional interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal skills, problem solving skills, and significant experience with Microsoft Office applications.
    • Experience with e-procurement tools a plus.


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