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Procurement Manager

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand and support their sourcing needs (focus on clinical sourcing) and provide necessary guidance regarding procurement processes.
  • Oversee planning, management, and execution of the full procurement life cycle from RFx stage to end of project reconciliation and close out.
  • Lead end-to-end competitive sourcing initiatives to include bid list generation, requirements, management of RFP rules, development of selection criteria/ weighting, collaboration with internal stakeholders on supplier selection, cost analysis, and award notification.
  • Negotiate a wide variety of contract types: CDA, MSA, SOW, SPA, CTA, SLA, Order Forms, etc.
  • Identify and realize cost savings, cost avoidance, and cost reduction opportunities and build a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs without compromising supply assurance or quality.
  • Continually explore new suppliers to optimize performance, efficiency, and transparency to stakeholders.
  • Help develop, implement, and manage performance metrics and KPIs to proactively identify potential concerns, hold suppliers accountable, and uncover opportunities for process improvements and cost savings.
  • Assist in developing financial analytics and reporting for project teams and various levels of management.
  • Assist with monthly accruals, annual budgeting, and forecasting; ensure sourcing strategies are aligned with budget parameters.
  • Support internal and external audit, vendor qualification, SOX compliance and due diligence requests as necessary.
  • Build strong relationships and manage collaboration with vendors.
  • Ensure sourcing practices are in accordance with corporate ethics, financial policy, and internal control requirements.

Qualifications include but not limited to:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration is required; advanced degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in strategic sourcing, clinical outsourcing, procurement and/or vendor management experience in the bio-pharmaceutical industry required
  • Outstanding organizational, planning, negotiation, financial management, and analytical skills
  • In-depth knowledge of contracting terms, contract development/administration, procurement techniques, principles of negotiations, research and market analysis techniques required
  • ERP/MRP system knowledge required; Beanworks experience a plus
  • Advanced skills using Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio and procurement software and tools required
  • Experience with SAP, Ariba, ClearTrial, Grant Plan preferred
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of U.S. or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of U.S. or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Travel:

Predominantly office and WFH based with <20% travel

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