Head of Materials Management
Myerstown, PA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description


The primary responsibilities of this role, Head of Purchasing, are to:

  • Lead a high-performance team that embraces continuous improvement principles and collaboration to deliver desired financial and operational results;
  • Challenge legacy ways of working using constructive techniques that support company growth and digitization aspirations;
  • Be responsible for generating the best buying process to balance total delivered costs, customer service levels, and inventory results;
  • Manage all site Buying activities while balancing fluctuating demands to meet the financial and operational goals of the CH-PS Myerstown Supply Center, and the Consumer Health Division;
  • Lead and develop together with procurement collaboration programs with strategic suppliers;
  • Look for ways of improving working capital and strengthening relationships with suppliers;
  • Maintain an efficient organizational design for all functional areas under management;
  • Support site objectives, strategies, and policies;
  • Maintain compliance with cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) and the regulations of the following agencies DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency), DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation), U.S.;
  • Drive functional continuous improvement programs;
  • Lead and participate in Special Projects that impact supply and inventories;
  • Ensure functional compliance to all Bayer Directives and Government regulations.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or engineering another related field with at least 10 years' of experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Product Supply; or a Master's Degree and at least five years of SCM experience; or, an Associates degree with at least 15 yrs of SCM experience;
  • At least six years of direct supervisory experience, including demonstrated ability to attract and develop talent and build teams;
  • An excellent understanding of Supply Chain Management, End to End, and the interrelation with Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Finance, and other functional areas;
  • Experience in an FDA regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing environment;
  • Be proficient with SAP and the PP/DS and SNP modules within SAP or APO;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, management, communication, and decision-making skills;
  • Customer focus, including demonstrated continuous improvement projects;
  • Proven organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills to appropriately balance short-term business demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in Production Management (APICS/C.P.I.M) or Procurement (ISM/CPSM).

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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