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Sourcing Excellence Manager GSS - (JP10044)

Tampa, FL · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Sourcing Excellence Manager GSS - (JP10044)
Location: Tampa, FL. 33607
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Sourcing Excellence
Duration: 6+ months (with likely extensions)
Notes:  Must live in Tampa as this is a hybrid role. Onsite location near Tampa Intl. Airport. 2-4 years of experience or more as well as a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Less than 10%, domestic travel may be possible

Posting Date:  04/05/2022

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Sourcing Excellence Manager GSS for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:
Client is searching for a Sourcing Excellence Manager who will be responsible for helping execute the sourcing processes across a variety of categories as part of the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) department. The Manager will report to the Senior Manager Sourcing Excellence and will work out of the Amgen Capability Center located in Tampa, Florida.

Primary responsibilities include the following:
  • provide support to a variety of categories based on the strategic demands of procurement stakeholders/customers
  • Help execute and implement the sourcing and purchasing needs of Amgen’s global spend across all functions
  • Execute sourcing (eRFX) for the Global (GCM) Category Management Teams
  • Be a Procurement Process and Systems expert ensuring compliance with all relevant sourcing policies and procedures
  • Be a Contracting expert, leading contracting activities, managing ongoing contract management needs.
  • Executing Global/Regional Sourcing Strategies
  • Document (in Ariba) and guide sourcing execution through to implementation
  • Support supplier analysis and market intelligence activities
  • Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)
  • Ensure sourcing tactics drive value in specific functional business environments, including legal & regulatory context.
  • Delivering Value for Customers
  • Understands business goals and customer needs to implement opportunities while providing training and guidance
  • Partners with colleagues in in other business functions as appropriate
  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis
  • Managing Contracts
  • Ensure client’s procurement policies are followed, ensuring that compliance metrics are met or exceeded, supported through preferred supplier contracts:
  • Inform stakeholders on client’s sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required
  • Lead and implement contracting with new suppliers
  • Support ongoing contract management (incl. renewing and renegotiating existing and expiring contracts)

Why is the Position Open?

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Strategic Sourcing: RFx through Contracting - MUST have experience with detailed contracts
  • Supplier and Internal Stakeholder Engagement & Communications
  • e-Procurement Systems Experience (e.g. Ariba, SAP, SCOUT, etc.)
  • Biotech experienced preferred but not required

Day to Day Responsibilities:
Execution of the sourcing process. Engaging with our Strategic Category Managers, our Business Partners, and with Suppliers. Issuing RFx and coordinating all activities related to that activity - supplier communications, bid review & analysis and presentations to stakeholders for decision on supplier(s). Negotiating highly complex contracts in the R&D space as the front-line contact and leader for client with the supplier(s) and with LAW and with our Business Partners.

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree
Master’s degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Contracting and/or, Project Management experience
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of Sourcing, Contracting, and/or Project Management experience
Associate’s degree and 10 years of Sourcing, Contracting, and/or Project Management experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing, Contracting, and/or Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Has solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations and contracting) across multiple countries, across multiple spend categories
  • Competent in Project Management and independently develops practical solutions (Planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in leading project teams across geographic and functional reporting lines
  • Ability to provide thought leadership to customers and actively shape customer’s overall strategy while understanding business goals
  • Excellent communication skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in relationship building and development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self and otherApplies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations using different information sources in order to draw and present analytic insights
  • Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal skills

Employee Value Proposition:
Possible extension/ career growth and opportunity.

Red Flags:
  • Poor of lack of communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Lack of ability to give specific examples of skills as noted above - candidate must have strategic sourcing experience

Interview process:
Phone screening followed by in-person 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.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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