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Principal Sourcing Agent

Date:  Oct 24, 2021

Noblesville, IN, United States

About Curium

Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.


With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.


Summary of Position

As the Principal Project Purchasing Agent you will have sourcing input and purchasing responsibility for different New Product Initiatives (NPI) projects and/or major engineering changes for existing products already in production. You are also the main liaison between the Supply Chain Engineer, Suppliers and Purchasing Team to gather all necessary documentation.

  • In coordination with the Supply Chain Engineer and Sourcing Manager, supports negotiations for new supplier agreements and/or contract negotiations including: inventory agreements, price negotiations, Market Rate of Demand (MRD), Two bin and Kanban systems, consignment, etc. to ensure Curium is supported by world-class suppliers delivering on time, at spec, and at the lowest total cost.
  • Collaborates with Sourcing Agents, Buyer and Supply Chain Engineer to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Collaborates with the Sourcing Manager to execute the supplier performance scorecard process.
  • Partners with Logistics/Compliance Manager to ensure compliance with all local, state and Federal regulations Hazmat, etc.
  • Duties as assigned to support other needs of the business 

Essential Functions

  • Ensure compliance to purchasing policies and requirements to properly document and transact the commitment of company funds for all goods and services.
  • Act as company representative for supplier contact and negotiation relating to price and delivery.
  • Resolve item discrepancies with respect to quantity and quality upon receipt and resolve with supplier.
  • Participate on cost reduction teams and strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Develop and implement strategic sourcing initiatives for key project components suppliers.
  • Perform procurement activities within the Quality System guidelines.
  • Provide complete and accurate information to materials and purchasing groups for setting up bills of material in ERP system as items are transferred into maintenance of business.
  • Work with Quality teams to understand requirements for inspection, auditing and classification of item use in product.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline required
  • CPIM certification preferred
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in Sourcing/Purchasing/Procurement positions in a manufacturing environment, including 2 to 4 years of experience in New Products Development/Introduction/Contracts
  • Effective written and oral communication skills needed to deal with the technical and interpersonal aspects of the position
  • Superior negotiation skills including the ability to effectively interact with all levels of management both internally and externally, including cross functional teams
  • Hands-on work experience with complex negotiations, problem solving, strategic planning and financial analysis
  • Strong analytical skills are required including intermediate to advance MS Excel skills and proficiency in all MS Office Suite applications including Project, Vision, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must thrive in an environment where multi-tasking is the norm
  • Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally up to 10%
  • Experience in a highly regulated industry, i.e.  FDA, NRC, OSHA

Working Conditions

  • Willingness to work in a plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Standard office environment
  • Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
  • Willingness to work in a team-based environment
  • Close attention to detail required
  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties
  • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs with or without accommodation 
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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