Global category Procurement Director

Location: Cambridge, MA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $120,000.00 - $150,000.00
Date: 1/8/2018
Job ID: 02545087
Job Description
High Profile Drug Development Pharmaceutical Company is expanding:
Global Category Director- Drug Development Services
Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future Join us as a Global Category Director – Outsourced Drug Development in our Cambridge, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Global Category Director working on the Global Procurement Team, you will be empowered to work closely with leaders across Pharmaceutical Sciences to operate, maintain, and innovate via the development and execution of a comprehensive Global Category Strategy for Outsourced Drug Development Services supporting the entire Organization portfolio of small, large molecules and new modalities.  A typical day will include:
  • Planning and leading category initiatives for a clearly defined large and complex sub-category or a group of complex sub-categories with a total spend value of more than USD 200m while developing and implementing sub-category strategies for these market facing spend categories as part of the wider Category Strategy.
  • Accountability for a significant proportion of the overall category savings target and leads proactive category projects, spanning sourcing projects, demand management and process re-engineering, as well as managing sub-category specific supplier performance and innovation activities to support the delivery of the global procurement targets
  • Providing financial and business analysis (e.g. Data mining of Procurement and Financial Systems, output analysis and interpretation), supporting global market intelligence in the category area and acting as the focal point for category subject matter expertise to the global business and procurement community.
  • Supporting Global Procurement Leadership in the development of formalized Category Management organization structures and category management methods and collaborates with procurement and senior stakeholders from core business functions (GMSO, Global Commercial and R&D functions) on a global basis to ensure these are implemented effectively.
  • Ensuring appropriate Supplier Relationship Management efforts are implemented; the objective of which is to ensure performance delivery, continuous improvement and access to innovation from supplier arrangements to achieve value contribution targets on a global basis.
  • Taking personal ownership of large and/or complex arrangements and providing subject matter expertise for other supply and commercial arrangements as required.
  • Developing strong working relationships with key senior stakeholders from core business functions (GMSO, Global Commercial and R&D functions) relating to sub-category accountabilities, Company’s Procurement Groups and General / Administrative functions such as Finance, IS, HR, Legal, Privacy and Compliance to ensure appropriate inputs to sourcing strategies and implementation plans.
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum seven years in-depth strategic and operational procurement experience with a solid working knowledge of category management.
  • Minimum sever years overall business experience, including working within a regulated industry.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience with a background in chemical engineering and/or Chemistry / Biologics.
  • Ability to travel approximately 30%.