The purpose of this position is to provide both strategic insight and sourcing support for 3 rd party spend on a Life Sciences client account. Responsible for coordinating strategy and its execution at local, regional and global levels with business stakeholders, the client (in alignment with the Account Sourcing Director), operational and global shared services team members and executive sponsors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, plans, organizes and implements national/regional contracting and procurement strategies and programs to increase operational efficiency and profitability.
Develops standardized systems and controls for procurement including RFP documentation, work order management, purchase and change order systems, and supplier/contractor eligibility criteria.
Ensures supplier meet compliance requirements including insurance coverage, financial health, validation of diversity status etc.
Delivers management information, reporting, insight and analytics on supplier cost and performance.
Communicates SC capability and performance to the client and identifies additional opportunity to grow our credibility and scope on the account.
Prepares and maintain contracts with national/regional service providers in accordance with company standards.
Develops and manages relationships with national/regional suppliers and contractors to ensure improved performance, innovation and value delivery
Promotes and leads the implementation of Procurement tools and technologies on the account in support of platform initiatives.
Develops training programs and assists in training employees in company-wide procurement procedures.
Other duties may be assigned
Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or Computer Science or equivalent to a 4-year college program in relevant discipline; a minimum of 5 years of experience directly related to the Sourcing of lab services and relationship management of Preferred suppliers working in lab environments. Experience of Manufacturing and Laboratory Quality and Compliance (GMP) in the Life Science industry is an advantage. Demonstrated experience in contract administration, contract negotiation, quality assurance, and P2P management; Experience in supplier governance and management and driving consistent year on year savings.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred.
Strong communication skills with the ability to influence and effectively manage stakeholder interests in a fast-paced/dynamic organization. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to sensitive issues.
Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Skilled in leadership with the ability to articulate a vision and drive desired outcomes
Digitally literate with experience in harnessing technology to deliver business outcomes
Ability to work effectively in high performing teams
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Client focus, Strategic Thinking, Sense of urgency, Collaboration and Networking
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.
Internal Number: 20020194
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