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Senior Sourcing Manager - R&D Pharmaceutical

Senior Sourcing Manager - R&D Pharmaceutical

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    Hertfordshire, England

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    £60000 - £65000 per annum + exceptional car allowance and package

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    Sheila Harris

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    9 months ago

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Senior Sourcing Manager, R&D Pharmaceutical

Our client a leading FTSE Pharmaceutical organisation, who employ 100,000 members of staff Globally, are going through a large transformation project which as a result has opened a number of vacancies in their global Procurement function.

As the Senior Sourcing Manager for Research & Development (R&D) you are part of Global Procurement in the Region Europe organisation. The team is responsible for translating business requirements into Procurement activities and provides employees - from facilities managers, to brand teams, to research scientists - with all day-to-day procurement services.

The team represents Global Procurement to the regional stakeholders and is a key point of contact for employees to support their requirements for goods and services to sustain the business and operations.

Key responsibilities:

Lead a small team to develop and implement strong strategic sourcing processes

Provide day-to-day procurement sourcing activities and business-led buying activities ensuring maximum possible Global Procurement impact.

Responsible for ensuring all operational R&D Product Development sourcing requests are executed in line with the category buying guides and content, and in compliance with relevant policies, standards, guidelines, and operating procedures, including preferred supplier arrangements and contracts.

Work with Procurement and Business stakeholders to understand requirements and execute the relevant sourcing process by applying appropriate methodologies and tools.

You have a deep knowledge of eSourcing tools and the overall sourcing process and methodology

Execute escalated sourcing requests from site-based Procurement and provide a support role for site-based or regional Procurement as required.

Ensure that Procurement operational targets and metrics on customer service are delivered. Track and monitor these metrics where required.

Person Specification:

University degree, with business related degree preferable.

Background within R&D Procurement in a Pharmaceutical or Healthcare organisation

Sound knowledge of Clinical procurement process through Phase products

Strong management and people development skills

Business level fluency in English as well as primary business language of the site.

Extensive operational procurement experience with experience in basic contracting, eSourcing and spot buying.