Procurement Indirect

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
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The Buyer of Indirect Procurement will focus on the negotiation and establishment of key contracts consisting of capital equipment, facilities, maintenance repair, laboratory purchasing, and other labor service-type agreements.The Indirect Buyer is responsible for qualifying, negotiating and managing contracts, in addition to aggregating and negotiating volume buys for indirect and capex spend categories and specific commodity products and services delivering cost reductions, avoidances, and or process improvement measures for all three Dendreon sites.


  • Participate in the standardization of indirect procurement processes across the organization in support of reducing costs and improving supplier performance
  • Research and conduct competitive analysis of existing and future service providers in indirect spend categories
  • Participate in the negotiation of contracts, terms (pricing, marketing fees, rebates, etc.), and service level agreements (as applicable) with providers of indirect spend and services
  • Measure and report on results (rebates, savings, service, successes, etc.)
  • Hold service providers accountable to negotiated performance standards (e.g., delivery, quality, cost, etc.)
  • Collaborate with internal business units and drive strategic alignment within the organization to support long-term corporate sourcing strategies
  • Evaluate new and existing suppliers
  • Track all sourcing and procurement related projects within scope and identify new opportunities for value creation
  • Drive departmental/company cost savings goals
  • Ensures financial authority and compliance in all PO and vendor master activities
  • Develops Contract Approval Forms and obtains required approvals from functional organizations such as Finance and Legal
  • Processes electronically approved requisitions into purchase ordersSupport departments where spend isn’t under Procurement management with their ordering needs, as necessary


Provide support to direct procurement sourcing and procurement activities as needed.


  • Business or Technical Bachelor’s degree with purchasing-related content (i.e. Chemistry, Packaging Science, Business Administration, Industrial Management, Industrial Engineering, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant purchasing-related experience preferred
  • Prior experience using ERP Systems such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, or Infor Lx
  • Prior pharmaceutical experience desired
  • Certification from ISM or APICS desired
  • Knowledge of business processes for materials management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), master data configuration and replenishment supply methods
  • Expert using Word, Excel, Visio, Access and other Microsoft applications
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical business preferred
  • Knowledge of the implementation and management of supply agreements

Experience negotiating and managing strategic suppliers with agreements exceeding $1M in annual spend


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