Category Manager - Professional Services in Burlington, MA at AMRI

Date Posted: 5/14/2020

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Description

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. 

The Category Manager (CM) reports to the Director of Indirect Procurement and leads all global Procurement efforts across the Corporation on Professional Services within the allocated spend responsibility. They will be accountable for the creation, development and execution of Category Strategies within the assigned scope of responsibility.

The Category Manager, Professional Services can be located at any AMRI location within the United States.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture. 

Responsibilities

• Adheres to and promotes the Global Procurement Organization (G.P.O.) model
• Collates and interprets internal stakeholder, supplier, market and internal business data and information for the assigned categories in scope, and provides in-depth input and validation to the global Category Strategy, including facilitating involvement of senior stakeholders
• Work with G.P.O. members and the Business Units to ensure the effective execution of Category Strategies and local negotiations as necessary
• Ensures alignment with Finance business partners throughout the Value opportunity assessment and execution process
• Incorporates environmental and sustainability principles in all sourcing and procurement activities
• Formulates and drives Strategic Sourcing initiatives
• Creates detailed negotiation plans and conducts effective negotiations
• Creates an environment of continual Value creation with a world class supply base
• Identifies and drives cost-savings programs and cost-reduction opportunities
• Effectively manages risk of non-supply of materials through sourcing strategy and contracting
• Ensures contractual arrangements follow an agreed policy, process and governance for negotiations, contract approval and execution and adhere to established procurement policies
• Leadership in Supplier Relationship Management including Supplier Performance and Supplier Development programs
• Manages strategic supplier relationships, including support of key supplier performance management systems (scorecards), associated supplier performance review schedules and reporting of supplier performance against goals
• Makes recommendations for Alternate Supplier Qualifications
• Coordinates supply disruption response and produces management reports
• Minimizes the working capital of the company without jeopardizing manufacturing
• Develops and maintains a rolling 3-5 year program of procurement projects
• Facilitates sales by driving reciprocal trade agreements and bringing supplier innovation into the Corporations product pipeline
• Generates business case reports to record projects which create value for AMRI
• Ensures Key Performance Indicators and Key Results Indicators are met or exceeded
• Provides leadership of cross-functional teams across other business functions and initiatives
• Establishes and maintains a Communication Plan for information flows to and from all stakeholders
• Establishes a cadence of internal and external meetings in line with the Communication Plan
• Ensures sourcing is conducted on a global scale to create value from suppliers and for customers
• Minimizes the total costs of ownership for manufacturing whilst maximizing Value to the Corporation
• Utilizes eSourcing in the relevant circumstances to drive value for the Corporation
• Demonstrates leadership in the observance of site safety requirements
• Conducts business with the highest level of integrity ensuring compliance with the AMRI Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
• Conducts training in Procurement tools and techniques to those in the Corporation who require it
• Ensures annual operating activities are undertaken within the allocated budget and provides timely reporting to the Director of Indirect Procurement as required

Non-category Accountabilities

• Support the global development and standardization of core category management infrastructure (Processes / Systems / Tools) and drive adoption across the assigned category(s) to improve procurement efficiency, performance and compliance
• Train and coach G.P.O staff (and project related resources as appropriate)
• Coach stakeholders and internal customers on Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement management processes, policies and systems
• Travel: 10 – 25% of time, International travel required

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree equivalent or above
• 5-7 years of experience with Sourcing and Procurement roles with demonstrated success with in-depth strategic and operational sourcing and procurement management
• In-depth knowledge of Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, specific to the area of professional services
• Demonstrated ability in negotiation preparation and execution
• Proven financial/business acumen (e.g. Financial flows, definitions, Total Cost of Ownership, ROI & Cost Modeling)
• Proven capability in negotiation, contract life cycle management, and related stakeholder management
• Demonstrated skill and experience in project management and risk assessment and management
• Practical knowledge of analytical techniques in Procurement
• Demonstrated aptitude and proficiency in basic business management tool e.g. MS Office suite and sourcing and procurement related business systems (ERP/ MRP in Oracle or SAP, e-procurement, e-sourcing, contract management, etc.)
• Knowledge of Class A

Preferred 

• Advanced business degree, such as an MBA
• Experience in the Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences Industries or in Management Consulting
• Experience leading/managing/developing direct reports preferred
• Specific experience managing Professional Services from a procurement perspective
• Recognized qualification in Procurement (CIPS, CPM, or similar)

All interested applicants must apply online. AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness. Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply.

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000. Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

Job: Supply Chain
Primary Location: US-NY-Albany
Other Locations: US-MA-Burlington, US-MA-Waltham, US-IL-Mount Prospect, US-NJ-Lebanon
Organization: AMRI Albany
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 1, 2020, 5:25:17 AM
Shift Type: Standard 8

AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.