The Job Responsibilities

  • Successfully contract suppliers to provide Draeger with cost-optimized commodities, drive regional price negotiations for assigned suppliers including escalation management. 
  • Develop Commodity Strategy: Implementing a Commodity Management strategy (increased focus on NPI relative to past performance) including the development and execution of long-term supply strategy, landed cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, make/buy analyses, negotiations and long-term contract establishment including product development, flexibility, logistics and quality agreements. 
  • Develop solid working knowledge of certain commodity trends including: industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, material lead times, and technical / manufacturing processes.
  • Utilize Strategic Sourcing process when appropriate to test pricing in the supply market and establish best cost contracts (Total cost of ownership).
  • Establish Supplier Development processes including the coordination and support on-site supplier assessment / certification audits and continuous improvement activities that drive down total cost.  Conduct, document and follow-up of business reviews, risk management and supplier evaluations including action plans.
  • Coordinate and oversee technical cost change funnel for Product Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) improvement measures in coordination with Product Line Purchasing.  Utilize external and internal guidance, purchasing initiatives and/or commodity strategies to propose design changes for Technical Cost Reductions or supplier transfers. 
  • Investigate and recommend new and/or alternate sources of supply as necessary to support new product development, cost reduction requirements, and/or supplier performance issues.  
  • Lead supplier selection in cooperation with cross functional teams in development projects & in the serial business as well as support the integration of new suppliers into development projects.
  • Responsible for the preparation and execution of the local commodity MMB.  Assist in the preparation for global commodity MMB.  Develop and control regional commodity key figures, in particular price development for responsible commodities/suppliers as well as the initiation of performance improvement activities.  Ensure systems update and data integrity to support material group and supplier strategy (e.g., SAP, Softcon, SupplyBench, etc.).
  • Ensure quality components are provided to Draeger directly by coordinating supplier collaboration with C&D or indirectly by supporting Supplier Quality initiatives.
  • Support Operational Purchasing to identify and implement supplier logistics programs to achieve inventory targets/goal identified by Planning.  Assist in development and/or negotiation of internal and external solution.
  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned.

Your Qualifications


  • BS Degree or the equivalent in education, training and experience required; MS Degree preferred. 



  • Minimum 8 years of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of SAP.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications.
  • Effectively operate in a global environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • General understanding of supply chain concepts and application

The Dräger Workplace

In North America, Draeger employees over 1,400 employees working in our major sites in the United States and Canada (in the US:  Andover, MA; Telford, PA; Houston / Coppell, TX, and in Canada:  Mississauga, ON), including our Sales and Service workforce employees from coast to coast.

Our US headquarters located north of Philadelphia in Telford, Pennsylvania is our US manufacturing site for our Neonatal product line supplying many global customers as well as production support for Draeger’s Safety products. This location also serves as the key site for essential US functions which includes Medical Sales and Service Management, Medical Marketing, Legal, Compliance, Regulatory, Quality and Finance.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran

Due to the nature of this position, qualified candidates will be required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.  Proof of vaccination will be required as part of the onboarding process. You may be required to carry your vaccination card when on-site at client customers.

This is an onsite position in Telford, PA.

Who we are

Draeger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Whether in clinical applications, in industry, mining or emergency services: Draeger products protect, support and save lives. That's what our more than 15,000 employees have been striving for - every day for more than 130 years.  Dräger - Technology for Life ®

What we offer

  1. Additional/Voluntary Insurance
  2. Education & Training
  3. Health center and gym
  4. Health Insurance
  5. Retirement Savings
  6. Special Assistance
  7. Time Away
  8. Workplace Wellness

Additional/Voluntary Insurance; Education & Training; Health center and gym; Health Insurance; Retirement Savings; Special Assistance; Time Away; Workplace Wellness


Please apply directly through our career portal.
We look forward to receiving your application.

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