Senior Buyer

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: US-NJ-Annandale, New Jersey, US

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better.

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our nearly 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 12,500 employees  and a presence in approximately 100 countries , extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 


Position summary:

The Senior Buyer - Procurement - External Manufacturing is responsible for sourcing, contracting and managing assigned EMO suppliers with a yearly budget responsibility of around 50-60 million USD.


Key responsibilities:

  • Proactively manage assigned EMO accounts to improve on cost, quality and service according to business expectations
  • Define and implement yearly savings targets linked to assigned suppliers
  • Define and implement short and long term savings pipelines through SSI
  • Develop links with site procurement teams to find regional synergies and unlock supplier/product value
  • Build leverage and develop sourcing strategies with key global, regional and also local suppliers
  • Building and maintain a network of EMOs maximizing value from relationships
  • Involvement in potential new BD&L deals and R&D projects
  • Screen product base and design re-sourcing strategies (i.e. insourcing, transfer)
  • Implement SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) for assigned accounts
  • Business Intelligence support in terms or market screening, benchmarking and industry knowledge
  • Support the Global Procurement strategy and methodology
  • Identify and develop stakeholder relationships, expanding the integration of Procurement.
  • Build and maintain EMO wide spend visibility.
  • Negotiate supply contracts and monitor performance against contractual commitments during contract life cycle and beyond
  • Develop and manage the RFI/RFP process as part of the negotiation cycle
  • Identify, Implement, and track cost savings projects in cooperation with the site stakeholders, site controllers and regional finance
  • Coordinates supplier implementation and follow ups with site buyers / stakeholders
  • Comply with Quality Policies for vendor evaluation, selection and approval
  • Driving  compliance of procurement processes, procedures and best practice initiatives



  • Bachelors degree in relevent discipline
  • CIPS/NEVI  or equivalent
  • 5-8 years FDF (Finished Dosage Forms) Procurement experience in an international environment
  • Experience in manufacturing processes Pharma healthcare industry
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship development & management skills
  • Familiar with spend visibility and reporting tools
  • General knowledge of legal and regulatory processes
  • Hands on mentality and entrepreneurial thinking
  • MS Excel advanced user: able to generate complex analytical reports
  • Experienced in Supplier Relationship Management from supplier implementation to Supplier Performance Monitoring and Supplier Concern resolution
  • Have the ability to lead a project in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, influencing and communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate complex contracts
  • Detail-oriented and inquisitive with strong analytical skills
  • Innovative problem solving skills




This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Bridgewater, NJ

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