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Strategic Sourcing Manager, R&D and Manufacturing, Vaccine Business Unit

Lexington, Massachusetts

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Strategic Sourcing Manager, R&D and Manufacturing, Vaccine Business Unit

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Job ID R0023374 Date posted 10/12/2020 Location Lexington, Massachusetts

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Job Description

OBJECTIVE: 

The Strategic Sourcing Manager is deep subject matter expert in 3-5 complex sub-categories, with typical project savings value in excess of USD3m. They will work with the Global Category Teams to deliver proactive procurement initiatives in line with the relevant category strategy and annual plan, and in doing so will be required to manage a very senior stakeholder network for complex categories.

They are responsible for robust project governance and the successful execution and completion of assigned projects in line with agreed targets. They will be responsible for the delivery of measurable business value and cost savings in project implementation through the application of rigorous project management, stakeholder engagement and category management tools, systems and techniques.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

Deliver their assigned projects and targets. Activities will include:

  • Delivering agreed targets through project implementation
  • Refining the scope of projects to enable delivery in line with the top down targets
  • Creating project plans, identifying required resources, identifying / creating all primary deliverables and receiving sign off for all major gateways in line with the Category Management Framework
  • Implementing the agreed project plan and reporting on progress to relevant stakeholders
  • Collecting the supplier, market, category and internal business data and information required to inform project execution
  • Applying agreed Category Management Frameworks and ensuring project delivery is aligned to the long term category strategy, sub-category strategy, business needs and priorities, and any category related policies
  • Ensuring the projects agreed to within the Annual Category Plan are executed on a timely basis in line with the targeted goals and that the identified savings are delivered
  • Proactively identifying, reporting and mitigating risks to delivery
  • Resolving issues and project risks on a timely basis to internal client satisfaction and escalating issues and risks where appropriate
  • Liaising with SP&I, P&S and Category teams to ensure the application of the agreed relevant global processes and standards
  • Liaising with Procurement Leads to request in country intelligence or other required support as required
  • Ensuring a smooth and efficient handover Global / Regional category teams, regional / site teams and the Operational Buying Unit

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: 

Required:

  • Degree level educated, with business or life sciences degree preferable
  • 3+ years Procurement or Supply Chain experience delivering measurable value in strategic sourcing, enterprise cost reduction, and / or operational efficiency projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of some / all of the major indirect spend categories and potential cost levers or market fundamentals
  • 3+ years of Project Management experience including risk management, project reporting, and delivering quantitative and qualitative results in complex and pressured environments
  • Demonstrated success in managing projects to deliver against set targets
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering results and managing projects across markets
  • Strong experience in upwards communication and senior stakeholder management
  • Good facilitation and upwards management skills supported by good interpersonal competencies (communication, influencing)
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Proven capability in negotiation, conflict resolution and stakeholder management
  • Expert proficiency in basic MS Office© software including experience in MS Project and other business systems
  • Knowledgeable in Procurement specific systems and processes for the efficient management of sourcing events and contract negotiations (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction) with  familiarity and awareness of relevant legal risks and issues

Desired:

  • Strong analytical experience including ability to drive insights from large and varied data sources, data visualization applications (e.g. Tableau, Qlikview) and database applications (e.g. Access)
  • Experience with enterprise systems (SAP, Oracle) and Procurement / procure-to-pay  tools such as (e.g. Ariba, Emptoris, SAP) is preferred
  • Post graduate business related qualification
  • Life Sciences or Management Consulting industry experience

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Any Project Management (e.g. ISEB, Prince 2), professional purchasing (e.g. CIPS) or Finance related licenses or certifications would be considered advantageous

Locations

Lexington, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0023374
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