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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 295
Location Cambridge
Job Information

Our client has developed a new platform for CRO Sourcing and Research currently in use by 13 of the largest pharmas. This is analogous to the original ARIBA rollout- a “say what” moment in Supply Chain.

 

 

  • Provide on-site marketplace customer support for biopharma companies
  • Explain and educate new users on the benefits of using the marketplace
  • Develope face-to-face customer relationships with scientists, business operations, and procurement
  • Troubleshoot and assist when users have questions/concerns/issues about the marketplace
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through diligent request management
  • Present summaries and updates at weekly internal team meetings
  • Create agendas, and follow up on marketplace update meetings with clients
  • Drive early adoption of the marketplace
  • Build relationships with procurement team and find new opportunities for growing marketplace activity
  • Understand clients’ procurement objectives and business goals in order to assist in implementing appropriate category strategies
  • Develop, Coordinate and analyze RFI and RFPs  for clients using their standards to evaluate suppliers for various types of research services.
  • Implement processes and procedures to align the clients’ marketplace to their internal compliance and category strategy requirements.
  • Work proactively with researcher to identify areas for improvement and increase performance of and customer satisfaction with the marketplace.

 

Background & Experience •Excellent communication and presentation skills
Salary 80-100000 plus stock
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 254
Location Bedford
Job Information

Reporting to the Senior Director of Sourcing for this Pharma  you will develop and advance category sourcing and supplier management strategies that support key business objectives / priorities and result in significant cost savings and process improvements within . In addition, this role leads sub-set of supplier performance management by partnering with the assigned business units to develop and track key supplier performance metrics.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and work with key business partners to understand strategic direction, supply requirements and corporate business objectives and priorities.
  • Drive analysis of category spend to identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Develop sourcing strategies within the category in collaborations with souring mangers and operations team. This includes obtaining business requirements from key internal clients, leading cross-functional sourcing teams, conducting market research, and sourcing strategy creation.
  • Drive thought leadership in the category providing market and industry intelligence, innovation and best practices.
  • Staff and develop high performing and motivated Category Specialists responsible for interfacing with SBUs and supplier partners.
  • Develop and Present category and supplier specific strategies and plans to management to solicit feedback and secure support.
  • Manage a sub-set of key strategic supplier relationships based on business criticality and size of relationship. Manage supplier performance by developing and maintaining supplier scorecards and monitoring KPIs. Employ the appropriate use of risk management tools
  • Create Performance Improvement Plans for all relevant/sub-set of Suppliers, track and report Supplier SLAs.
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  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited College or University, MBA preferred
  • 10 plus year of previous business and procurement experience, consulting experience preferred
  • Direct experience with Contingency Labor
  • Experience in leading strategic sourcing, supplier and category management programs
Background & Experience BS plus 10years sourcing experience
Salary 110-130 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 286
Location Bedford
Job Information

This position is responsible for managing the programs that enable Procurement to meet and or exceed departmental goals and objectives, business requirements and stakeholder expectations. These programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuous professional and organizational development, including career planning and succession and professional certification of the Procurement team
  • Standardized programs for use by Procurement such as category management, supplier relationship management, preferred suppliers/supplier segmentation, stakeholder engagement and capability building Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrated / proven skills and knowledge required to create and manage those programs that build and maintain a best-in-class, high performing procurement organization. As procurement influence is still growing, the role will need to work closely with Leads to determine the necessary skills and experience levels to meet and or exceed stakeholder expectations and value capture. The candidate will need to have very strong interpersonal, written/verbal communication and problem solving skills as he/she will interact with all levels of the organization including very senior and high profiled leaders   The candidate must display a passion for professional development and continuous improvementProfessional/Organizational Development
  • Lead training requirement definitions and ensure existing team members and new joiners adhere to established global standards
  • Ensure alignment between required skills and experiences and systems, tools, program usage requirements
  • Develop and maintain procurement capability development training curriculum and training delivery program
  • Ensure professional development training curriculum reflects best-in-class/world-class standards
  • Benchmark with leading third parties to identify necessary skills and experiences and emerging trends Develop and manage a system to track development of individual development plans, professional development training and professional certifications
  • Program Development
  • Create required Procurement programs (i.e., category management, supplier relationship management, preferred supplier/supplier segmentation program, stakeholder management, negotiations, etc.) and update programs according to a defined schedule to ensure programs meet/exceed best-in-class standards to support sustainable world-class performance
  • Create and maintain standardized templates for each program for use by Procurement team, updating templates on a defined schedule to ensure compliance with best-in-class standards
Background & Experience • BA Degree in related field
Salary attractive base and bonus package
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Categories Operations, Supply Chain
Job ID 274
Location Dedham
Job Information

The Manager of Distribution & Logistics will report to the Head of Supply Chain and will be responsible for day-to-day warehouse management (both on-site and 3PL), as well as global logistics management.  The Manager of Distribution & Logistics will set the standard and direction for the warehouse and logistics operations, drive continuous improvement in those operations, manage related systems and information in a cGMP environment, and help design and build the global distribution network required to support commercialization for  lead drugs.  This position is located in Norwood.

This individual will have direct responsibility for material receipt, storage and distribution in-house operations and at offsite storage locations for all components, intermediates and WIP materials used in production.  This individual will also be responsible for improving and maintaining control of warehouse operations, distribution of materials to key partner and finished goods to clinical and commercial sites, managing global carrier base, and for overseeing all aspects of domestic and international shipping including imports, exports, hazmat (DOT/IATA compliance), brokerage, and clinical materials.

The areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and improve internal and external warehouse operations, as appropriate, to ensure an uninterrupted and seamless flow of product;
  • Maintain all storage areas in cGMP compliant and audit ready status;
  • Manage, select, and improve carriers and transportation operations to efficiently move materials between company and external locations;
  • Facilitate shipment coordination, including selecting carriers, tracking shipments ,and managing import/export (including documentation and duties) for a variety of goods, including goods requiring cold chain and chain of custody management;
  • Promote and maintain GMP compliance, as well as TSA, EH&S, and all other applicable requirements;
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and improve procedures and systems for inventory control and reconciliation, warehousing, and distribution;
  • Assess, recommend, and manage the implementation of an electronic warehouse management system (WMS), as required;
  • Select, manage, develop, mentor and evaluate distribution personnel to ensure the function’s efficient operation;
  • Handle all Quality related issues, including maintaining and revising SOPs, managing exceptions and deviations, managing audit involvement and audit responses, leading investigations to determine root causes for problems, manage Change Controls, and investigate and implement CAPAs;
  • Handle all US Customs and Border Protection issues such as TSA pre-screening, Export and Import processes and documentation, training material handlers, classifications of materials and program audits.

 

Background & Experience • 5-10 years of experience in the life sciences industry in Warehouse and Logistics management, or a related role
Salary $90-105,000 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 280
Location Rhode Island
Job Information

To manage raw material commodity strategies and hold suppliers accountable for top performance in Chemicals, Packaging and MRO. This role is responsible for supply assurance and securing best overall value while continuing to ensure that purchased materials support quality, cost, delivery, and service levels. This position works closely with Finance, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D and Facilities, provides leadership in problem solving, price negotiations, cost containment strategies and enhancing supplier relationships.

MAJOR POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Owns procurement, supplier relationships and supply assurance to keep the plant operating while managing day to day activities and resources for the Rhode Island purchasing group.
  • Prepares and leads price negotiations strategies/tactics; avoids and/or mitigates increases and monitors feedstocks, currency, volumes and leverage points to proactively lower prices.
  • Conducts RFPs, aligns national contracts with shared service and negotiates contracts, delivery, terms and conditions, and areas which provide strategic competitive advantages.
  • Responsible to manage all strategic and tactical sourcing tasks, site purchasing operations, and supplier meetings for chemicals, packaging and filters, and MRO to drive roadmaps to improve quality and performance.
  • Leads internal teams and suppliers’ forums to drive supply chain cost improvements and cost roadmaps enabling FEUS to provide competitive and aligned product pricing roadmaps to its customers.
  • Evaluates potential and existing suppliers based on the required performance specifications, quality and cost.
  • Works closely with Management, Supplier Quality, Planning and our suppliers to improve quality, inventory management, and drive our supplier’s processes closer to world class performance levels.
  • Proactively assesses the risk of supply interruption situations, puts in place remedial action and corrective measures. Manages emergency supply chain situations.
  • Owns supplier problem solving, responsiveness, strategies to support production and negotiates returns.
  • Point of contact for Business Unit Directors to solve procurement issues at plant level.
  • Develops and maximizes automation tools to increase productivity and add value.
  • Owns and maintains site purchasing policies, procedures and changes to ensure accuracy.
  • Participates in supplier quality audits as needed to support supplier quality function.
  • Maintain service contracts and service vendors and leads contract renewal process.
  • Owns supplier ratings and meets with suppliers to design plans to achieve 100%.
  • Leads early R&D involvement to design and target viable suppliers with desired scales, price curves and capabilities.
  • Participates in Strategic Business Unit reviews (SBU) raw material reviews.
  • Manage overall 3rd party toll relationships to ensure raw material supplier, product supply, increased process efficiencies and best practices.
Background & Experience • Bachelor
Salary $90-110000
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 249
Location West of Boston
Job Information

 

 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Sourcing for this Pharma  you will develop and advance category sourcing and supplier management strategies that support key business objectives / priorities and result in significant cost savings and process improvements within . In addition, this role leads sub-set of supplier performance management by partnering with the assigned business units to develop and track key supplier performance metrics.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and work with key business partners to understand strategic direction, supply requirements and corporate business objectives and priorities.
  • Drive analysis of category spend to identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Develop sourcing strategies within the category in collaborations with souring mangers and operations team. This includes obtaining business requirements from key internal clients, leading cross-functional sourcing teams, conducting market research, and sourcing strategy creation.
  • Drive thought leadership in the category providing market and industry intelligence, innovation and best practices.
  • Staff and develop high performing and motivated Category Specialists responsible for interfacing with SBUs and supplier partners.
  • Develop and Present category and supplier specific strategies and plans to management to solicit feedback and secure support.
  • Manage a sub-set of key strategic supplier relationships based on business criticality and size of relationship. Manage supplier performance by developing and maintaining supplier scorecards and monitoring KPIs. Employ the appropriate use of risk management tools
  • Create Performance Improvement Plans for all relevant/sub-set of Suppliers, track and report Supplier SLAs.
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  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited College or University, MBA preferred
  • 10 plus year of previous business and procurement experience, consulting experience preferred
  • Direct experience with Contingency Labor, Consulting Services and HR
  • Experience in leading strategic sourcing, supplier and category management programs
Background & Experience BS and 15+ years indirect and contracts experience
Salary Competitive + salary and bonus
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Categories Procurement
Job ID 262
Location Cambridge
Job Information

 

This is a highly visible role charged with leading a transformation of a highly traditional procurement organization into one incorporating strong sourcing vs. quoting, analytical focus and reaching out and influencing stakeholders. In this role you will:

 

There are two main attributes to this position.   1st is developing strong relationships with senior management of the respective affected functional areas for buy in.  Secondly the individual needs to also be the individual constructing and doing the actual sourcing and contract management.

Create, implement and lead strategic purchasing initiatives, in conjunction with key internal business owners, to identify long-term cost savings strategies with key suppliers.

Lead the development and implementation of new purchasing policies, practices and procedures for expenses focusing on industry best practices and benchmarking.  Provide subject matter expertise in sourcing and contract negotiation, including the identification of new sources and programs for indirect goods and services, all while providing strategic benefit in cost, quality, responsiveness, and continuity.

There are five direct reports.

Background & Experience BS mandatory 10+ years
Salary $110-125,000
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Categories Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 240
Location Bedford
Job Information

Position Scope:

This role is responsible for coordinating all supply chain related activities involving Planning, Procurement, and Inventory Control for the manufacturing of Medical Devices and Drug Products.  The incumbent must be an individual capable of managing complex tasks independently and managing cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment with strong interpersonal skills and a service orientation.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

    1. Direct daily and weekly planning, purchasing, warehousing and distribution activities
    2. Analyze the demand forecasts and verify accuracy of the Master Production Schedule and overall MRP to ensure customer supply requirements are met.
    3. Collaborate effectively with Department Managers to ensure timely and thorough execution of activities required to meet customer requirements
    4. Identify and monitor potential risks in supply base and implement plans to mitigate risks.
    5. Own the Sales and Operations Planning process involving coordination of information for successful production planning and inventory risk mitigation.
    6. Ensure processes and activities are compliant with FDA current good manufacturing practices, relevant international regulations as well as OSHA and EPA requirements
    7. Manage materials to support new product introductions, label redesigns, SKU rationalization, and Bill of Material implementation.
    8. Manage strategic outsourcing partners for components, materials and services to support the company’s customer service and cost targets.
    9. Manage third party contract manufacturing organizations to maintain the highest quality and service levels while minimizing cost and supply risk.
    10. Other duties and projects as assignedJob Complexity: Responsible for first line supervision of exempt professionals as well as non-exempt warehouse personnel
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • The position requires strong analytical and persuasive skills. Erroneous or mistimed decisions may cause critical delays or cost impact and may have an immediate effect on the company’s success. The job entails assessment of data and strong analytical decision making, leadership, interpersonal, organizational and team-building skills.
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Background & Experience 1. Bachelor’s degree in Business or the life sciences or relevant experience
Salary $140-160 plus bonus and equity
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 257
Location Lexington area
Job Information

Our client is a growing manufacturer of medical devices with sales in excess of 125 million.

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Supply Chain you will be instrumental  in setting departmental pace, focus, and priority to drive supply-base excellence and continuous performance improvements, while generating favorable price variances. Manage and execute procurement decisions in order to ensure uninterrupted product and service flow. Manage global product data externally and internally to ensure that all delivery and cost targets are met in order to reach facility service-level and pricing goals.RequirementsBachelor’s Degree in Business or related field and 5+ years purchasing, supplier management, and operational experience required. Experience in medical industry is desired. MS Office, excellent communication skills including communicating to upper management, strong negotiation skills, and strong understanding of commodity spend analysis process required. International travel required (10-15%).

Background & Experience BS min 8 years in a supplier managemtent
Salary $105-125,000 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 287
Location Lexington
Job Information

Our client a leading consumer products organization is recruiting for a Procurement Manager with overall global procurement strategy to implement these global procurement strategies ensuring effective supply of goods and services while delivering the best commercial approach that supports 5 year plan & strategic drivers. Utilize a multi-step strategic sourcing process to manage several concurrent sourcing and contracting projects, ensuring that all customer needs are understood, and structure and resource projects accordingly to deliver these requirements. Design, develop and issue RFP’s to suppliers for the purposes of price discovery and vendor evaluation on both quantitative and qualitative measures.

Essential Knowledge:

  • CPM/CPSM Qualified
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Math, Finance, Supply Chain, Economics or Engineering.
  • MBA preferred
  • Detailed expert indirect goods & Services knowledge
  • Category Management Experience
  • Up to the minute knowledge of global procurement best practices
  • Negotiate pricing and contract terms with suppliers

Successful Experience:

  • Experience leading cross-functionally through the delivery of Global procurement strategies with budgets in excess of $10M-$30M+
  • Experience supporting professional category management processes
  • Professional procurement experience within the spend area
  • Experience managing cross-functional & matrixed teams
  • Ability to work with senior leaders
  • Able to manage procurement team to allow them independence with managing complex projects from initiative kick-off to supplier award and implementation and contracting
Background & Experience •5-15 Years work experience, preferably with at least 5 working with procurement of indirect goods and services
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Categories Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 233
Location Lexington
Job Information

Our client in having completed Stage 3 is taking the next organizational step with the creation of this new role.

 

Job Responsibilities:

    • Establish the procurement function, including a vision of the group’s long term strategy and goals, and evaluate future organizational design and structure in support of business growth.
    • Serve as the subject matter expert for procurement practices and tools, and excellence in navigating cross-functional disciplines.
    • Develop policies, processes, templates, and best practices to be used within purchasing and supplier management to support the Company’s objectives.
    • Educate personnel on procurement best practices, and develop roles and responsibilities guidance to drive better pricing and performance.
    • Lead rigorous and objective contract negotiations with key internal stakeholders, legal department and support groups.
    • Collaborate with others in Finance to understand budgets and financial forecast processes in an effort to identify areas of potential cost savings.
    • Develop and provide regular reporting on critical key performance indicators/metrics.
    • Maintain ownership of the purchasing requisition system and continually drive process improvements.
    • Organize and ensure SOX 404 documentation reflects current practices and procedures for purchasing processes. Oversee the maintenance, identification, development and implementation of new forms, policies and processes for purchasing and assist with other areas as applicable.
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully on a team as well as independently.

 

Background & Experience • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
Salary excellent compensation package
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 279
Location Seacoast area NH
Job Information

Our client an innovative and rapidly growing medical device manufacturer of high volume disposables and electronic based systems has a key opportunity for an individual with strong ERP skills, a background in high volume manufacturing with both a make to stock and configure to order profile.

 

 

  • Maintain and follow purchasing procedures to conform to ISO standards. This includes thorough analysis of potential suppliers and annual review of existing suppliers reviewing costs, quality, delivery, and other pertinent factors.

 

  • Interfaces w/Quality, Engineering, Customer Service, Management, etc. on a daily basis communicating status and championing issue resolution.

 

  • Responsible for initiatives driving results measured by lower material costs, more responsive supplier performance,

 

  • Provides management with clear, timely and accurate information with which to make decisions. Alerts management to deviations (or potential deviations) from established plans.

 

  • Capable of ensuring timely and effective completion of Shortage Report, Late P.O.s, MRP Action Messages, and “What-Ifs”.

 

  • Supports New Product Introductions as a liaison between production, engineering, quality, and sales to coordinate new program requirements with MRP planned orders to ensure all materials have been ordered and product introduction schedules are attainable.

 

  • Setup and maintain parts in ERP system; including lead times, ABC classifications, safety stock level, and other planning features.
Background & Experience • B.S. Degree in Business, Supply Chain preferred
Salary $60-70000
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 288
Location Lexington
Job Information

The Senior Procurement Analyst will act as a flexible resource to support the Procurement Department across multiple spend categories by conducting Requests-For-Proposal (RFP), analyzing RFP results, and presenting RFP results to stakeholders. They will also provide supplier research, spend analysis, commodity price analysis & supplier and contract management.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Utilize a multi-step strategic sourcing process to procure products and services (not for resale) that ensures Clarks obtains the best value for its money
  • Able to operate independently to manage complex projects from initiative kick-off to supplier award and implementation and contracting
  • Manage several concurrent sourcing and contracting projects, ensuring that all customer needs are understood, and structure and resource projects accordingly to deliver these requirements.
  • Will be required to comfortably interface with senior stakeholders within the Clarks organization
  • Organize stakeholder meetings to scope out procurement initiative objectives and timeline
  • Design, develop and issue RFPs to suppliers for the purposes of price discovery and vendor evaluation on both quantitative and qualitative measures
  • Researches supply markets, uncovering sound sources of supplier information to develop lists of potential suppliers. Compiles findings in comprehensive industry research memos.
  • Identifies and validates cost saving opportunities from existing suppliers and available data, including possible methods to harvest savings.
  • Assist in the negotiation of pricing and contract terms with suppliers
  • Analyze RFP results, and present results to stakeholders for supplier award decisions
  • Work with legal to draft vendor agreements
  • Monitors raw material and commodity price indices, and validates supplier price changes according to negotiated escalator/de-escalator clauses
  • Manages tracking and collection of vendor rebates
  • Provides administrative support for maintaining corporate purchasing card program
  • Assists with supplier performance reviews, monitors supplier performance against stakeholder requirements and identifies any potential supplier performance issues

 

Background & Experience • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Business, Math, Finance, Supply Chain, Economics or Engineering. MBA degree is a plus
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Categories Procurement
Job ID 244
Location Westborough
Job Information

Director, Strategic Sourcing

Summary of Responsibilities

The Strategic Sourcing Director position falls within Indirect Procurement covering all categories of Indirect Spend.

  • Responsible for employee recruitment, training, development and performance management. Provide leadership and direction to the Strategic Sourcing staff in the development and execution of category plans and the negotiation and contracting efforts in the defined categories across the organization.
  • Act as the lead individual contributor supporting IT, HR and Professional Services. ensuring alignment with the Strategic Sourcing Category Plans and overall Business plans.
  • In conjunction with the key business stakeholders, conduct sourcing activities that optimize value across the supplier & business relationships for Sunovion.
  • Must have an in depth understanding of the total cost of ownership, supply assurance, quality and service and leveraging of supplier relationships to add value in cost, innovation and supply across Indirect Categories.
  • Must drive compliance with best in class sourcing processes. Strong collaboration with counterparts and business partners is essential for success.
  • Must also have a solid understanding of the spend pools and businesses contained in the corporate realm for the identified categories. Essential Functions

Act as a SME for Strategic Sourcing in defined categories. The individual must have strong leadership skills including a demonstrated commitment to build consensus, share information and communicate clearly. Set Strategic Direction for assigned cross-functional sourcing programs through collaborative development of Strategic Sourcing Category Plans  Lead cross-functional sourcing teams  Monitor the external environment; identify trends / new operating models.  Conduct industry deep dive analysis to support commercial understanding of the market place & provide proactive insight to long term potential sourcing strategies  Identify sourcing best practices and collaborate with cross functional team members to ensure practices are applied. Coordinate and conduct ongoing review meetings with key external partners regarding performance, relationship management and best practice sharing

Background & Experience 10+inleadership function
Salary competive+ base plus very attractive incentive package
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