Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company Name:
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Job Number: 185108
Category: A - Immediate/Urgent Need
1. Sourcing Support
Ensuring key needs of project team are met within the global R&D
sourcing strategy.
Develops and maintains constructive relationships with internal
personnel/ functions who utilize R&D services.
Serves as the focal point for incoming information related to a
specific sourcing project.
Contributes to the ongoing process improvement activities within
the R&D Sourcing Services area, ensuring compliance with relevant SOPs
and processes.
2. Financial & Performance Management
Contributing to Procurement savings and synergy targets
through effective contract negotiation.
Ensures contract payment schedules are within R&D sourcing
strategy and procurement guidelines.
Coordinates payment process with key customer and vendor.
Ensures quality control and quality management throughout the
sourcing and contracting function.
Analyzes, tracks, and utilizes performance data within a
centralized repository.
3. Vendor Selection, Management & Contracting
Establishes an effective relationship with key service vendors.
Supports project teams in the identification and selection of
vendors through an effective Request for Proposal process.
Negotiates and executes Letter of Intent, Master Service
Agreement attachments and associated appendices, contract and payment
schedules, as necessary, with suppliers, in collaboration with legal
Ensures the ongoing protection by identifying risks and
risk mitigation processes within all contracts.
Facilitates contract re-negotiations according to changes in
scope and execute contract amendments.
Mediates and facilitates resolution of project-related issues
between vendor and project team.
Evaluates service provided by vendors based on delivery, budget
and quality parameters.
Maintains awareness of vendor market.
BS, Drug and criminal checks are required.
BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience. Fluent in written and
spoken English. A second language will be an advantage.
At least 3 years experience with progressively increasing
responsibility within a major pharmaceutical company or leading Contract
Research Organization. The ability to establish strong credibility with
both internal and external colleagues and vendors based on previous
experience is a pre-requisite.
A basic understanding of research and development processes,
financial management, procurement and purchasing and contract law.
An understanding of the service supplier industry.
Negotiation skills are essential to ensure that all contract
negotiations are conducted effectively and with consistency within procurement guidelines.
Effective communication skills to enable the incumbent to
effectively create and maintain alliances with both internal and
external colleagues.
Ability to multi-task, time-manage and use initiative.
Location: Whippany , NJ
Minimum Experience (yrs): 5+
Required Education: Bachelor (BA, BS...)
Salary: Open
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