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Associate Director of Sourcing

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Pleasanton, California
  • Salary: US$140000 - US$150000 per year
  • Job reference: 266061/001_1549484670
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 06/02/2019

Our client is seeking an influential leader to build and grow their Sourcing Organization to meet the needs of our growing company. This individual will be joining a dynamic and collaborative Finance group reporting to the VP, Finance. This key role will provide the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment - and to help shape our plan to bring new products to patients.

The Associate Director of Sourcing will be responsible for designing, implementing and tracking sourcing strategies for supporting manufacturing and facility procurement. He/She will set the strategic and tactical direction for Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, aligned to the company's mission, global sourcing strategies and stakeholder needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the creation and implementation of company-wide Procurement Policies and Procedures.

  • Act as business partner - working with functional representatives across the organization to meet sourcing requirements.

  • Lead cross functional vendor management initiatives to drive improvement in overall supplier performance and pricing.

  • Develop and implement appropriate KPI's to measure both key supplier and functional effectiveness.

  • Review major contracts for key areas of spend - and act as an expert resource for planning and/or leading complex negotiations.

  • In collaboration with Finance, ensure the execution of a seamless and efficient P2P process.

  • Deliver on all agreed upon cost savings and cost avoidance goals.

  • Measure and track internal performance within each spend category by tracking forecasted vs actual savings and budget impact for portfolio of categories.

  • Leverages strong influencing skills to define sourcing role and align project objectives and targets with stakeholders.

Required Skills:

  • Strong executive presence and ability to communicate with senior leadership both internally and externally.

  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices - preferably in a life Biotech or Pharmaceutical company.

  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, strategic capabilities, and ability to work effectively in complex, rapidly changing environments.

  • Ability to interface with scientific and commercial management groups

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated capability to understanding all value drivers, and flexibility to find creative ways to deliver against all stakeholder requirements.

  • Significant experience with current Sourcing and Procurement systems and related processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a cross-functional team environment.


  • BS in Finance, Business Administration or related subject required. MBA preferred.

  • Related Experience:

  • 10-+ of strategic sourcing and procurement experience within biotech or pharmaceutical industry with demonstrated track record of success as a team leader.

  • Experience should include at least 3 years of GXP Procurement / Sourcing leadership.

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