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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
Our client an international provider of green services for municipalities, universities and other large-scale platforms as part of their procurement transformation have created the role of Director, Category Management reporting to the CPO.
This individual should be a results-oriented procurement professional responsible for a multi-site procurement team with a $300M portfolio.The role will have the responsibility for major value purchase areas with significant implications in company profitability and service efficiency. The category director will define, develop, influence and implement the category strategy for a broad range of categories and sub- categories, including: • Chemicals • Sub-contracting services – Electrical, Mechanical, and Facilities services.
The individual will report to the CPO and manage a team of 4-6 procurement resources in executing category strategies. The category Director must be able to influence key stakeholders across all levels in the organization in driving compliance to category strategies.
Develop category playbook comprising category/sub-category strategy and plan – Analyze spend, determine stakeholder requirements, review contract, undertake competitive analysis of vendor landscape to segment spend into sub-categories and determine plan for achieving cost savings EBITA and/or performance savings. •
Develop strong understanding of each category with detailed understanding of purchase spend, purchase portfolio, and supplier performance. Establish strong understanding of the marketplace, including current and future trends; and solid understanding of internal requirements, business drivers, total cost of ownership
Develop pipeline of initiatives and build business case to obtain buy-in from key stakeholders. He/she will work closely with operational executives, site leaders, technical and performance function, and key cross functional stakeholders in building the business case for change and delivering results.
Build and manage a team of procurement resources to implement category strategy and plan. Coach, guide, and train procurement resources on strategic sourcing (data analysis, RFx creation
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
Broad knowledge of strategic sourcing processes, this knowledge should include, but is not limited to:
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.
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.
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.
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%).
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Summary of Responsibilities
The Strategic Sourcing Director position falls within Indirect Procurement covering all categories of Indirect Spend.
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
Our client in having completed Stage 3 is taking the next organizational step with the creation of this new role.