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Strategic Sourcing Manager – Biotech - Construction (JP8111)

West Greenwich, RI · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Strategic Sourcing Manager – Biotech - Construction (JP8111)
Location: West Greenwich, Rhode Island (remote until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted then onsite as needed)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Facilities, Capital, Construction and Site Leads
Duration: 24+ months with likely extension
Posting Date: 01/19/2021
 
3 Key Consulting is hiring an Sourcing Excellence Manager for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
 
Ideal candidate:
  • Sit on site at RI once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, but open to remote workers that support EST.
  • Pharma or biotech experience but open to other industries.
  • Must have experience putting contracts together & negotiating.
  • Candidate will be working in Ariba 30% - must be proficient.
     
Job Description:
We are searching for a Capital Projects Sourcing Manager, who will have an opportunity to work closely with many different business functions and construction and equipment spend categories in one of the leading Biotech companies in the world. They will understand how large multi-national companies work and how to work within a matrixed corporate environment.


The Capital Projects Sourcing Manager will be located at client’s manufacturing facility in West Greenwich, Rhode Island or working remotely may also be a consideration.

Purpose:
  • Capital Project Sourcing Manager will be assigned to a portfolio of large capital projects valued of $250 million+ each and potentially a number of medium capital projects in a $2 to $25 million range.
  • Capital Projects Sourcing Manager will provide support to a variety of spend sub-categories including Architectural and Engineering services, Construction Management services, Automation Integration services, Commissioning, Quality and Validation services, and General Construction Contractor and individual Construction Trade Services.
  • To help execute and implement the sourcing and purchasing needs of client’s US based spend across the Operations organization, Sourcing Manager will also assist in the sourcing of Capital Equipment and construction materials.
  • To execute sourcing (eRFX) for the Capital Construction and Capital Equipment Global Category Management (GCM) Teams
  • To be a Procurement Process and Systems expert ensuring compliance with all relevant global sourcing policies and procedures
  • To be a Contracting lead, leading contracting activities including negotiations and contract creation in Ariba CW, managing ongoing contract management needs and to be accountable for hand-off to Contract-to-Pay teams
 
JOB SUMMARY
Executing Project-Specific Sourcing Strategies
  • Work is guided by operational and project related objectives defined by GCM:
    • Implement project sourcing strategies across US markets
    • Document (in Ariba and Scout) and guide sourcing execution through to implementation
    • Manage electronic Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)
    • Ensure sourcing tactics drive value in specific functional business environments, including legal & regulatory context
    • Implement supplier improvement programs through active supplier relationships
    • Implements new procedures and processes to drive desired results
    • Work closely with the Capital Project Teams to ensure timely execution of eRFX, bid analysis and contractor selection, final approval and execution of contract and/or scope of work for purchase orders in a fast-paced environment
  • Delivering Value for Customers
  • Understands business goals and customer needs to implement opportunities while providing training and guidance
  • Partners with colleagues in Finance and all other Function Heads as appropriate
  • Supports / Manages delivery and validation of savings for Global Category Managers
  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis
  • Managing Capital Projects and Contracts
  • Ensure company’s procurement policies are followed and that compliance metrics are met or exceeded, supported through supplier contracts published in Ariba
  • Inform stakeholders on company’s sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required
  • Assists Overall Project Manager with all matters related to strategic sourcing and procurement
  • Manage commercial relationships as liaison between Project Teams and suppliers
  • Develop and maintain Project Sourcing Plan with Project Manager as a "living document" throughout project life cycle
  • Lead selection of Contract Strategy and commercial price structure and incentives/penalties
  • Lead supplier selection process, whether competitively bid or single sourced
  • Draft and ensure timely reviews and execution of all Contract documents using Ariba CW
  • Support ongoing contract management (incl. renewing and renegotiating existing and expiring contracts)
  • Provide basic training of Contract provisions to Project Team and serve as the source for Contract interpretation and application during project execution
  • Work with Project Manager and Project Controls Manager to resolve valid contractor disputes, claims and/or change orders
     
The Capital Projects Sourcing Manager will also receive excellent training, support and knowledge of procurement practices.

Qualifications:
  • 8+ years strategic sourcing and capital procurement, operations/manufacturing or project management experience, with hands-on experience working on large multi-year projects of over $250 million each.
  • Has solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations and contracting) in a variety of capital construction categories and use of e-sourcing tools such as Ariba.
  • Competent in project delivery and independently develops practical solutions (planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in working with complex project teams across geographic and functional reporting lines
  • Excellent communication skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in relationship building and development
  • Problem solving skills and ability to learn new processes and tools quickly
  • Able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self
  • Experience using e-procurement tools such as SAP, Ariba and Scout
  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations using different information sources in order to draw and present analytic insights
  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel
  • Willingness to Travel (up to 20%)
  • Fluent business English, written and oral
 
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Assists Project Teams with all matters related to strategic sourcing and procurement for the capital projects assigned, including assurance that company's procurement policies are followed and that information and data in e-sourcing and electronic contracting systems are current.
 
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • 8-years strategic sourcing and capital procurement, operations/manufacturing or project management experience, with hands-on experience working on large multi-year projects of over $250 million each.
  • Mastering of capital project sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations, selection process and contracting) in a variety of capital construction categories and use of e-sourcing tools such as Ariba.
  • Leading contracting activities including negotiations and contract creation in Ariba CW, managing ongoing contract management needs and to be accountable for hand-off to Contract-to-Pay teams  
     
 Employee Value Proposition:
State of art projects - high technology for mega projects.
 
Red Flags:
Lack of Ariba, jumpy job history, unexplained gaps of employment 
 
Interview process:
Video Skype Panel Interview
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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