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Senior Sourcing Specialist (m/w/d)

Datum: 30.06.2022

Standort: Lensahn, SH, DE, 23738

Unternehmen: Steris Corporation

Key Surgical is a global leader in consumables with a complete line of products for Central Sterile Processing (CSSD/AEMP), Endoscopy, OP and Healthcare. The success story began in 1988 with our three founders and their extensive experience in nursing and industry. As part of the STERIS Group with more than 16,000 employees worldwide, we offer a comprehensive product portfolio (capital equipment and consumables) for hospitals, registered doctors and OP centers. At STERIS, we help our customers create a healthier und safer world by providing innovative healthcare und life science products and services around the globe.


We are growing and looking for a Senior Sourcing Specialist (m/f/d) based in Germany or Easteurope.




The Senior Sourcing Specialist will provide sourcing, commodity, and supply base management expertise to ensure that all aspects of the sourcing process meet STERIS’ quality, production and corporate procurement requirements. You will utilize the Global Supply Chain Management’s (GSCM) established practices and processes as well as STERIS’ business and management philosophy to lead initiatives in supplier selection, cost reduction, new product sourcing support, and other sourcing related activities.



  • Provide sourcing support to Marketing/ R&D/ Finance/ Service/ Quality in all stages of new product development in accordance with STERIS’ NPD process
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the supply base’s contemporary technology that can be utilized to upgrade existing products and designed into new products
  • Develop strategies to source assigned commodity based items at the lowest total acquisition cost and lead Commodity Council Teams to achieve identified savings goals
  • Conduct negotiations and issue contracts/agreement in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations within the guidelines of STERIS GSCM’s Policies and Procedures
  • Lead and/or organize all necessary supplier audits including commercial, financial, and technical to ensure that STERIS maintains and continues to develop a robust and capable supply base
  • Provide regular updates and reports to manager and purchasing staff on cost improvements and new product development programs

Required skills and experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, MBA preferred
  • CPM or CPIM certification preferred
  • Min. 10 years experience in Purchasing/ Sourcing, or other business experience requiring strong negotiating skills
  • Experience in all aspects of sourcing including contract negotiations, commodity based materials management, project management, and commercial analysis
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills as well as problem solving skills
  • Empowerment to utilize good sourcing practices, policies and procedures
  • Fluent in English and Polish and/ or Russian, German language skills are a plus
  • Ability for frequent/ occasional overnight trips (up to 35%)

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For this important role in our Company please reach out to our Human Resources Generalist for DACH Agnes Mitek


bewerbung@keysurgical.de / Tel.  +49/4363/90590.119

We are happy to receive your application in German or English via Email or via careers.steris.com

Don´t forget to connect with us via LinkedIn.


Key Surgical GmbH | Zum Windpark 1 | 23738 Lensahn | GERMANY | Tel.: 04363/90590-119 | www.keysurgical.de


STERIS is committed to equal opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application!