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Strategic Sourcing Manager – REMOTE - (JP10165)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Strategic Sourcing Manager –  REMOTE - (JP10165)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320 (100% REMOTE)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: GSS, R&D/Development
Duration: 6+ months (with likely extensions)
Notes:  
Posting Date:  04/28/2022

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

Job Description:
Manages the staff of a category group and the overall procurement processes of a group of goods and services, to meet the needs of internal customers.

FUNCTIONS
  • Serve as the primary expert for the Sourcing organization in the categories managed
  • Work with Business Areas and Stakeholders to identify new areas of process improvement
  • Identify opportunities to reduce costs that impact Cost of Goods Manufactured
  • Modify or implement methods that lead to Process improvements to our Operations
  • Apply Lean and Operational Excellence Principles
  • Establish and lead cross-functional sourcing team in selection of suppliers and negotiations
  • Create and manage RFPx using electronic systems, i.e. ARIBA, SAP
  • Experience in negotiating new or revised Master Agreements with key Suppliers
  • Analyze Supplier’s data to assess Supplier’s financial stability risk
  • Interact with Corporate Risk Management to assess Insurance policy coverage
  • Interact with Legal to find resolution in Terms and Conditions with Suppliers
  • Establish metrics and KPIs to monitor supplier performance stability and monitor potential risks
  • Execute orders once implementation criteria have been achieved

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Materials Management and 5 years of directly related experience or Master degree and 3 years of directly related experience.
  • Excellent organizational, project management, communication (written and verbal), and leadership / management skills
  • Healthcare industry experience and/or subject matter expert in specific field
  • Extensive knowledge of category management practices and principles
  • Expertise in supplier and contracts development and negotiations
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and supplier alliance implementation
  • Knowledge of Supplier Relationship Management
  • In-depth supplier/industry analysis experience to manage a dynamic/volatile Category(ies)
  • Extensive Category (industry / market) knowledge
  • Financial data knowledge
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • High level of client focus

Preferred Qualifications:
  • C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) from I.S.M. (Institute of Supply Management) preferred COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on team.

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Procurement experience.
  • Sourcing experience.
  • Contract Manufacturing and/or contract lab experience.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the primary expert for the Sourcing organization in the categories managed
  • Work with Business Areas and Stakeholders to identify new areas of process improvement
  • Identify opportunities to reduce costs that impact Cost of Goods Manufactured

Employee Value Proposition:
The experience gained will be very valuable to move forward in the industry.

Red Flags:
Someone without sourcing or procurement 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.

 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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