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Associate Director of Travel Sourcing

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Seattle
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: ARSETravel
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 20/03/2018
Global Procurement Associate Director - needed one of the world's leading Life Sciences Industries
  • Global Procurement Associate Director - Travel
  • Seattle Washington
One of the world’s largest Pharmaceutical organizations is looking for a Global Procurement Associate Director to join their rapidly expanding team! This company has received recognition from their overall global success and is looking to increase headcount by 20% by the end of 2018. This organization has recently made a number of acquisitions which have helped their rapid expansion and they are now looking for leaders to help drive the business growth.The Global Procurement Associate Director will play a pivotal part in the company’s plans for expansion by helping to transition a previously tactical procurement team into a strategic department to achieve efficiency and to create a unified goal sitewide. The individual will be responsible for working cross-functionally with plant leaders across 20+ locations in order to develop a strategic alliance to drive value towards the bottom line. This individual will be managing direct reports and will be managing an annual spend of $500M+.
The Global Procurement Associate Director will have the following responsibilities:
  • Leadership development- supervision, management, and training of a number of direct reports
  • Experience dealing with key vendors within the Life Sciences
  • Ability to develop relationships cross-functionally throughout multiple plant locations
  • Willingness to operate and interact on a global scale
  • Opportunity to create significant value for stakeholders within the business
  • 20%+ travel required
The ideal candidate will have the following skill set:
  • 7+ years experience within Strategic Sourcing
  • Strong track record for reducing spend
  • Life Sciences Industry experience is highly sought after but not essential
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