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Sourcing Manager, Distribution and Logistics

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024

Boehringer Ingelheim is looking to hire a Sourcing Manager to manage the categories of Distribution, 3rd Party Logistics, Small Parcel, Road Freight, Transport Packaging and Freight payment solutions across the USA network. In this role you will lead Sourcing projects covering all Boehringer Ingelheim business units and locations. Strong attention to detail and knowledge of local and global markets is critical to the success in this role.

Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implement Category Strategy following the centrally stipulated Target Operating Model (TOM) and inform accordingly local Business Partners (BPs)
  • Identify, evaluate and classify sourcing risks and devise risk mitigation measures
  • Manage risk exposure
  • Identify and evaluate existing and potential local suppliers as well as the establishment and maintenance of supplier relations
  • Use Business Review Meeting and KPI leverage to resolve potential issues at an early stage
  • Provide feedback to (Senior) Category Manager as needed
  • Manage local Business Partners actively and collaborate in order to align common goals
  • Coordinate Business Partner demands within Sourcing and ensure that relevant information is shared and Business Partner is supported adequately
  • Optimize buying channels and leverage market opportunities
  • Leverage sourcing tools (including e or reverse-auction, parallel negotiation, etc.)
  • Maximize usage of Master Services Agreements (MSAs) or Frame Services Agreements (FSAs) as possible


  • Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred from an accredited institution
  • Three to six years (3-6) experience in category management
  • Pharmaceutical industry knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of pragmatic studies or digital therapies preferred
  • Familiarity with GxP and exposure to Clinical studies and/or Non Interventional Studies preferred
  • Demonstrated efficiency in: Demand management; Market and supplier analysis; Agility; Relationship building; Driving results

Compensation: This position, Sourcing Manager offers a base salary typically between $65,000.00 and $115,000.00 USD. There is opportunity to consider higher compensation above this range based on business need, candidate experience and or skills. The position may be eligible for a role specific variable or performance based bonus and or other compensation elements. For an overview of our benefits please click here.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older