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Category Manager, Biopharma – Remote (JP9995)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Category Manager, Biopharma – Remote (JP9995)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA (remote, local candidate is a plus)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: GSS - R&D/Development
Duration:  Initial 6 months with likely extension or conversion to FTE
Posting Date: 3/30/2022

 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 Corporate Services categories that may include Legal, Human Resources, Risk Management, Financial Services and Management Consultants.
In addition, will also support the development and implementation of sourcing and category management strategies across all other client’s sites.

Responsibilities include:
  • Leading the industry analysis to identify size of industry, leading players, and specific industry characteristics
  • Conducting client requirement analysis to understand clients' procurement needs
  • Influence suppliers and stimulate innovation, 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
  • Lead the contract negotiation process and achieve best value for the client by:
    1) leading the appropriate sourcing process for new and existing business requirements;
    2) defining and executing the contract negotiation strategy; and follow-on contract management;
    3) leading the contract implementation and the identification of opportunities for expanded supplier relationships to enhance the business partnerships. ;

Seeking 5 or more years of experience. Business degree/MBA or candidates with a science/lab background who have similar work experience.


sourcing/procurement experience; statistical analysis; excellent communication skills; ability to work with and lead a team
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:


Day to Day Responsibilities:
Work with business partners to align on sourcing strategy, work with external partners and suppliers to get best price. Work on contracts and data analysis on spend, category, supplier, SKU to devise strategy. 
Interview process:
Video interview with HM and possibly with the team
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to 
recruiting@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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