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Category Manager, Biopharma – Remote (JP9636)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Information Technology
Job Title:  Category Manager, Biopharma – Remote (JP9636)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. or Tampa, Fl. (remote)

Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: GSS - GCO and G&A Sourcing, Sourcing Excellence
Duration:  6 months with likely extensions
Posting Date: 1/5/2022

Note: Manager is open to seeing remote candidates or those local to Thousand Oaks or Tampa. position Ideally to be flex. M-F core hours to follow Pacific time
 3 Key Consulting is hiring a Category Manager for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Ideal Candidate: Well versed in strategic sourcing in tech environment IT sources and Telecom, Negotiation and contracting expertise. Great interpersonal/ influencing skills with ability to manage up. Systems Experience: Ariba SAP and Scout
Job Description:

Responsible for managing sourcing processes focused on Information Systems and Technology categories including Hardware, Software, and IT Services. Candidate will also support the development and implementation of sourcing and category management strategies across all company sites globally.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conducting industry analysis to identify industry providers, leading players, and specific industry characteristics
  • Conducting client requirement analysis to understand clients' procurement needs, influencing suppliers and stimulating innovation, helping with process improvement and cost management.
  • Developing a comprehensive category strategy based on customer and industry analyses and
  • Developing contracts with new suppliers or renegotiating existing contracts
  • Leading the contract negotiation process and achieving best value for the client by:
    • leading the appropriate sourcing process for new and existing business requirements.
    • defining and executing the sourcing strategy and subsequent contract management.
    • leading the contract implementation and the identification of opportunities for expanded supplier relationships to enhance the business partnerships.
  • Sourcing/procurement experience
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with and lead a team
  • Bachelor's Degree required (preferred supply chain, any tech)
 Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Technology Sourcing Expertise (Indirect Sourcing Experience)
  • Systems: Ariba SAP and Scout.
  • Negotiation contracting expertise
  • Time management, and problem-solving skills
Employee Value Proposition:
Supporting a tech function that is driving the digital innovation for a leading biopharma company.
Red Flags:

Only direct sourcing experience
Does not want to see only Transactional experience needs strategic sourcing

Interview process:
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are welcome to also share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.

3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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