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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 254
Location Bedford
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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
Location Greenwich CT.
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The Director of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement leads and develops sourcing strategies for goods and services, primarily focusing on IT, HR and Professional Services. This position will apply expert knowledge to develop a team to drive competitive advantage in current areas under management and identifying new opportunities for savings and process improvement. This role will work closely with key stakeholders across the organization as a trusted advisor to develop strong relationships, institutionalize category management  and manage annual spending in assigned areas. The Director will act as a champion of category management for the entire Strategic Sourcing and Procurement organization, providing coaching, guidance, support and overall leadership to team to ensure goals are achieved.

Responsibilities:
• Directs and oversees all day-to-day execution of  Sourcing strategies related for Indirect Categories, with a particular emphasis on IT, Human Resources and other Professional Services areas.
• Develop and influence the strategic sourcing strategy for IT, Human Resources and Professional Services organizational leadership. Provide innovative solutions that enable their business strategy and deliver quality and scale through Strategic Sourcing programs and process.
• Develop and communicate functional strategy to a diverse group of managers and senior level sourcing professionals in alignment with group Strategic Sourcing & Procurement strategy and operations requirements.
• Act as a champion of category management for the entire Strategic Sourcing and Procurement organization, providing coaching, guidance, support and overall leadership to team to ensure goals are achieved.
• Drive annual productivity improvements in each category of spend by developing and ensuring implementation of ideas to optimize total cost of ownership for spend categories.
• Review major contracts for key areas of spend and act as Expert resource for planning and leading complex negotiations.
• Measure and track internal performance within each spend category by tracking forecasted vs actual savings and budget impact for portfolio of categories.
• Applies expert knowledge in coaching team to identify and define sourcing best practices both within and outside of Regeneron, while ensuring those best practices are adopted.
• Leverages strong influencing skills to define sourcing role and align project objectives and targets with stakeholders.
• Direct team to monitor key Suppliers performance, ensuring effective Supplier Relationship Management to drive continuous improvements.
• Communicate team progress to Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement and business unit leaders.

Background & Experience BS MBA pref 10+ in a eadership role
Salary $175-205 plus bonus and LTI
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 286
Location Bedford
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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 Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 301
Location Westborough
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Support G&A including IT, HR, Finance, Corporate Communications, Facilities, Travel, Corporate Services. Responsible for development and execution of assigned Strategic Sourcing Category Plans. Responsible for negotiating and contracting with the supply base, 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.
The individual 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 assigned categories. The Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager must drive compliance with best in class sourcing processes. Strong collaboration with counterparts and business partners is essential for success.
He/she must also have a solid understanding of the spend pools and businesses contained in the corporate realm for the identified categories.
The Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager must be a change agent. He/she must lead by example and his/her direction must be in sync with the overarching direction for the Strategic Sourcing organization.

Knowledge and skills (general and technical): Significant Experience leading sourcing teams, experience with sourcing tools, strategies, SRM, analytical and budgeting skills, experience managing teams and leading, and a strong desire and innate capability to learn.

Skills: Demonstrated experience leading x-functional teams, excellent written and verbal skills, strong negotiation skills, Leadership Capabilities, Interpersonal Skills, Problem Solving, analytical, ability to effectively communicate/influence/manage change, anticipates and responds to change with ease and agility, seeks solutions to strengthen quality/value/service/efficiency.

 

Background & Experience Education level and/or relevant experience(s): Bachelor’s Degree and 5 – 7 years dep global Strategic Sourcing Experience, MBA strongly preferred.
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 295
Location Cambridge
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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 311
Location Framingham
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In this newly created role working in a team environment you will be responsible for the procurement and contract reviews of a variety of products and services for a high technology company, including, facilities, IT and other contracted services categories.  This will include managing sourcing efforts and being the purchasing project lead working with internal customers, negotiating contract business terms, and coordinating the legal review process.

Responsibilities

  • Leads cross-functional team through strategic sourcing process and development/ execution of negotiation strategies for a variety of procurement categories
  • Maintains awareness of industry and market trends through ongoing research
  • Negotiate and purchase equipment, supplies and services from qualified vendors including facility management services, IT hardware, software and services.
  • Creates and maintains category plans
  • Review contractual terms and conditions with suppliers and negotiate appropriate changes to business terms
  • Working in collaboration with internal customers, evaluate vendor proposals and services to determine most desirable suppliers
  • Execute and manage purchase order administration function consistent with company policies and procedures
  • Develops and sustains mutually beneficial relationships with strategic suppliers
  • Manage the RFP process and solicitation of vendors

 

Background & Experience •A bachelor
Salary 90-110000 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 249
Location West of Boston
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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.
  • .
  • 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, Supply Chain
Job ID 302
Location Marlborough
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Our client is seeking a highly skilled, experienced purchasing manager to join a growing organization. In this position, you will be responsible for managing vendors and sourcing equipment, goods, and services. You will create budgets, perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals, and find more profitable suppliers.

Purchasing Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing strategies
  • Generate and distribute accurate purchase orders and house budgets
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation
  • Monitor and forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis and benchmarking
  • Assess, manage, and mitigate risks
  • Establish standard operating procedures for purchasing; monitor the effectiveness of procedures; revise and improve purchasing processes
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Exercise discretion and judgment
  • Draft, review contracts, and modify terms and conditions; express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in written form
  • Purchasing Manager Requirements and Qualifications
  • Working experience of vendor management software
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
  • Solid judgement and sound decision making skills
Background & Experience •BS degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration
Salary $95-110 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 325
Location Chelmsford
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     Category Manager – Direct Materials

 

In this newly created position you will be responsible for implementing category strategies for a rapidly growing pharma in the midst of a transformation implementation. This key position is responsible for leading sourcing initiatives with functional business partners across the organization. As a key link between Internal Stakeholder Groups, Supply Chain Planning, and External Suppliers, the role holder is accountable for understanding key business drivers and ensuring that operational requirements are fulfilled. You should be experienced in cross-functional collaboration and use of strategic sourcing best practices to maximize value in terms of cost savings/avoidance, demand management, risk reduction, supplier performance, and contract management.

The role holder conducts internal and external spend and market analyses, identifies opportunities, leads sourcing teams, negotiates contracts and manages key supplier relationships. The role holder is an energetic, flexible team player capable of forming strong relationships throughout the entire organization, in addition to successfully leveraging resources, processes and tools to achieve desired outcomes.

Scope includes management and development of external spend in the following categories; Raw Materials, Printed & Packaging Materials, Devices, Technical Production Components, and Contract Manufacturing

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Broad knowledge of strategic sourcing processes, this knowledge should include, but is not limited to:

  • Lead strategic sourcing initiatives with internal business partners for specific functional areas
  • Ensure implementation of strategies in a coordinated way
  • Lead supplier selection and recommendation activities including qualitative and quantitative analysis, selection criteria, long and short lists, RFI and RFP development and analysis
  • Maintain external/marketplace awareness, related to trends within responsibility scope and sourcing best practices

 

Background & Experience •Bachelor
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 312
Location Hartford CT.
Job Information

This is a newly created role in a specialty chemical business  reporting to the COO  to lead a procurement transformation . In this role you must have a clear vision moving forward but still maintain a hand-on role.

Develop, communicate and implement the strategic direction for the Purchasing function. Develop and maintain external and internal relationships to advance the strategic direction. Overall responsibility for inventory management, vendor relations and purchasing strategies that maximize company position and pricing.

 

  1. Overall responsibility for sourcing product, fright, warehousing and blending services. Know what we need, when we need it and where we need it.
  2. Excellent understanding of the markets and suppliers.
  3. Negotiate contracts for critical and large volume materials from approved supply sources
  4. Develop strategic supplier/vendor relationships to obtain information concerning products, quality and drive down costs to optimize company position and assess suppliers for new product lines.
  5. Partner and collaborate with sales to ensure we meet customer and company requirements.
  6. Strategize on ways to bundle purchases and reduce suppliers to leverage buying power.
  7. Identify key raw materials and develop a strategy to purchase the materials and produce the products in the location that yields maximum efficiency and return.
  1. Interact with senior management to coordinate market intelligence and provide recommendations for enhancing sales and profitability performance
  1. Develop and carryout strategies, policies and procedures for procurement of products and most advantageous sourcing.
  2. Responsible for managing, mentoring, evaluating and training staff.
  3. Oversee all aspects of trucking/traffic to be consistent with programs that have been setup, while consistently reviewing and evaluating programs. Negotiate contracts with the Logistics Planner and Supply Chain Manager.
  4. Promote and support the elements and principles of the ISO, Responsible Distribution and Lean Quality Management Systems.
Background & Experience 1.Minimum of Degree in Business Administration, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or related field.
Salary attractive base plus 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
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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
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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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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