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This Senior Category Manager role focuses on the development of category strategies that define how purchasing will be done for Biologics Drug Substances and Drug Products. This role will develop, maintain and implement a 3-5 year strategic category plan that ensures all projects deliver maximum value. Additionally, this individual is responsible for overseeing the execution of category strategies by multiple cross-functional teams, including sourcing and contracting.
This role will assist in the development of and adherence to strategic category management processes and procedures, supplier and category segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, and contract management. This individual is responsible for leading the sourcing, negotiating, contracting, purchasing to leverage buying power and recommend appropriate Procurement strategies and tactics to obtain desired results.
Communication with a broad stakeholder group from scientist to operations and quality teams is critical for this role. This role is expected to ensure close alignment to business priorities and functional objectives.
Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Develop global category strategies with regional / market variations that define how purchasing will be done for a given spend category
Define buying channels and purchasing policies to drive compliance and adherence to category strategy, with a user-centric approach
Develop a 3-5 year strategic plan to realize category strategy targets
Ensure clear roles and responsibilities between regional / local resources and global category leads to ensure “one-face” to the business
Lead and/or support major category initiatives within a multi-year plan including end-to-end process optimization, make / buy analysis and recommendations within a spend category
Negotiate supply agreements, and facilitate negotiation of other agreements as needed (e.g. CDA’s, Quality Agreements, etc)
Develop and manage key category budget owners and functional stakeholders
Champion Procurement training programs to better support business needs
Work in conjunction with Product Development, External Manufacturing, and Global Procurement Category Leads to develop a preferred supplier strategy and responsiveness to BMS network
Develop and implement metrics and reporting mechanisms to track category performance
Support business growth by providing market insights and subject matter expertise to key Business Partners
Ensure excellence in delivery of procurement initiatives that maximize corporate, business, and functional priorities and objectives
Remain current with market trends through relationships with Sourcing Managers, suppliers and market experts, and ensure compliance to the BMS process of gaining access / familiarity with emerging supplier capabilities
Coach and develop cross-functional implementation teams to appropriately execute category strategies globally and regionally
Provide hands-on execution support including negotiating and/or issuing of contracts and purchase orders, obtaining legal review and approval of a contract when required
Execute Supplier Relationship Management priorities by fostering collaborative relationships with highly strategic global / regional suppliers
Identify, build, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, and alliances with select suppliers through Supplier Relationship Development programs
Develop a list of preferred suppliers within a category of spend and manage compliance
Measure supplier performance using rating systems or predetermined standards
Champion effective use of tools and technology to promote efficient delivery of procurement initiatives
B.S./B.A. in science, engineering or related study is required
Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience (biopharma or related)
Minimum of 3 years of Procurement / Strategic Sourcing experience or related category domain experience or relevant experience
Experience leading and participating on cross-functional and/or global teams
Internal stakeholder management, data/information management, category management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills
Procurement process knowledge, contract management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier diversity, supplier management, technology utilization, strategic planning and integrated supply chain experience
Professional certifications (e.g. CPM, CPIM, CSCP).
3 years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience
Knowledge of the Biologics GMP manufacturing operations and strategic sourcing processes
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