Director, Specimen Acquisitions

Job Description

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare.  For everyone. Everywhere.


We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our global team as Director, Specimen Acquisitions to oversee the Specimen Acquisition team ensuring they operate in compliance with Good Clinical Practices and applicable Corporate Policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions.


Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing. Our portfolio, spanning from in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics to image-guided therapy and innovative cancer care, is crucial for clinical decision-making and treatment pathways.


Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world.  We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success. Check our Careers Site at

Specimen Acquisition performs a variety of tasks supporting the human sample needs for Research and Development, Manufacturing, and Customer Services activities in Diagnostics (LD/POC) and covers multiple site needs. Tasks include but are not limited to specimen management, department training, clinical contract management, clinical supplier management, biobank management and Azure DevOps project management.

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As the Director, Specimen Acquisitions, you will be responsible for:

  • Manage staff of 3-5 direct reports
  • Sources and establishes relationships with new specimen vendors and testing laboratories
  • Directs the evaluation and selection of vendors (commercial or HCOs) and negotiates contract details including work steps and pricing with the vendors on behalf of the assigned functional area
  • Interprets federal policies and regulations and educates staff and administration about regulations, restrictions, and the legal responsibilities of the company
  • Directs and implements policy and program modifications and develops standards to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Develops and administers an operating budget for the assigned department consistent with company policies and procedures
  • Develops cost savings objectives and goals; authorizes major purchases and negotiates contracts that range from routine to complex in nature
  • Establishes and implements long- and short-range goals for the functional area consistent with Company goals and objectives
  • Directs the development of related automated systems to support the function; determines office policies and procedures for use of automated systems
  • Works with internal and external contacts to solve problems that range from routine to complex in nature

This position may suit you best if you are familiar with what is below, and would like to do develop your career with Healthineers

  • Knowledge of GCP and FDA CFR governing the use of human samples
  • Technical background in human sample management, Biobank experience a plus
  • Contract negotiation and procurement processes
  • Ability to lead a team and influence others on multifunctional teams
  • Attention to quality in all initiatives
  • Creativity in organizational process development
  • Excellent communication skills

Required skills to have for the success of this role

  • Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Sciences or related field, MBA a plus
  • 5 years of experience in clinical or laboratory operations preferred
  • 5 years of experience managing a team of three or more staff, preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 20% monthly

The pay range for this position in NYC or Westchester County, NY is $180,608 - $248,336 annually; however, the base pay offered to any candidate residing in NYC or Westchester County, NY may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The annual incentive target is (20%) of base pay.  Siemens Healthineers offers a variety of health and wellness benefits including paid time off and holiday pay.   Additional details regarding our benefits can be found here:  Benefits at Siemens Healthineers

This information is provided per the required states Pay Transparency Laws. Base pay information will vary based on market location. Applicants should apply via Siemens Healthineers external or internal careers site.

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

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As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities. Why you’ll love working for Siemens Healthineers

  • Be part of exciting and innovative projects that help solve some of the world’s most significant health problems.
  • Engaging, challenging, and fast evolving, cutting edge technological environment.
  • Opportunities to advance your career.
  • Competitive total rewards package.
  • Contribute to our social responsibility initiatives focused on access to education and technology, and sustainability, making a positive impact on communities.
  • Participate in our celebrations and social events.
  • Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them!
  • Employee perks and discounts.

We are globally recognized as an Employer of Choice, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are some of our most recent awards and recognition:

  • Great Place to Work Certified 2022
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality
  • Best for Vets Employers by Military Times
  • Glassdoor Employer Rating: 4.0

As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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