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Associate Director of Procurement

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: US$125000 - US$140000 per year
  • Job reference: 319281/001_1560436246
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 13/06/2019

Our client is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. As part of the Direct Materials and Supplier Management group, API and Drug Product Category team, the Associate Director of Sourcing supports global strategic sourcing to ensure compliant and cost competitive supply of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for our division. Under the guidance of Head of Sourcing, API Category, the Associate Director of Sourcing plays an important role in the development & execution of sourcing strategies and acts as a primary relationship manager within the assigned set of suppliers responsible for overall supplier relationship management.

People Leadership

  • Expected to lead sourcing projects and influence peers, as appropriate, in the leadership of API projects for example, cross-functional team members on a sourcing project team.

Sourcing Excellence

  • Supports development, recommendation and implementation of API sourcing strategies and ensures alignment, compliance and delivery of business requirements/needs.

  • As API sourcing lead, demonstrates excellence in executing sourcing management process and closely collaborates with Quality, Supply Chain, Technology and Compliance groups during each step of the process.

  • Market Knowledge and Insight: Uses thorough market knowledge and data analysis to gain critical insights that drive the selection of API Sourcing Strategies and continuous improvement activities.

Project Management

  • Leads API/Direct Materials sourcing projects (using an established sourcing management process) to establish sources of supply via market intelligence gathering and analysis, competitive sourcing events (RFIs, RFP/RFQs), costs analyses, strategic analyses, due diligence/compliance assessments, and contract negotiations. Provides commercial support during source change execution phase.

Proactive Cost Management

  • Leads development, negotiation, and implementation of cost savings projects and multi-year supply agreements.

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Leads supplier relationship management in close collaboration with the business stakeholders (at same organizational level or one to two levels above and across manufacturing support functions such Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Legal).

  • Compliance and Risk Management: Responsible for compliance and risk management with assigned set of external supplier base.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Engineering, Science, or Business fields

Required Experience And Skills

  • Minimum five (7) years of combined work experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, business operations and finance - within Human health or Animal health industry

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people from many different disciplines.

  • Strategic sourcing experience within pharmaceutical industry (Direct Materials and/or APIs) and familiarity with regulatory requirements (cGMPs)

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration, negotiation, analytical, and project management skills.

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