Category Manager – Laboratory, Factory and Office Supplies in Waltham, MA at AMRI

Date Posted: 3/24/2020

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Category Manager – Laboratory, Factory and Office Supplies
AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. 
The Category Manager reports to the Director of Indirect Procurement and leads all global Procurement efforts across the corporation on laboratory, and factory and office supplies within the allocated spend responsibility. They will be accountable for the creation, development and execution of category strategies within the assigned scope of responsibility.
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
•Adhere to and promote the Global Procurement Organization (G.P.O.) model in all aspects•Collate and interpret internal stakeholder, supplier, market and internal business data and information for the assigned categories in scope, and provide 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•Ensure alignment with finance business partners throughout the value opportunity assessment and execution process•Incorporate environmental and sustainability principles in all sourcing and procurement activities•Formulate and drive strategic sourcing initiatives•Create detailed negotiation plans and conduct effective negotiations•Identify and drive cost-savings programs and cost-reduction opportunities•Effectively manage risk of non-supply of materials through sourcing strategy and contracting•Ensure contractual arrangements follow an agreed policy, process and governance for negotiations, contract approval and execution and adhere to established procurement policies•Manage strategic supplier relationships, including support of key supplier performance management systems (scorecards), associated supplier performance review schedules and reporting of supplier performance against goals•Develop and maintain a rolling 3-5 year program of procurement projects•Generate business case reports to record projects which create value for AMRI•Ensure sourcing is conducted on a global scale to create value from suppliers and for customers•Provide management reports as requested
Non-category Responsibilities
•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•10-25% travel with international travel required
Qualifications
Requirements 
•5-7 years of experience in sourcing and procurement roles within a laboratory setting •In-depth knowledge of strategic sourcing and category management, specific to the area of laboratory and factory supplies•Demonstrated ability to operate effectively within a global matrix environment; within often ambiguous and complex business situations•Proven financial/business acumen (e.g. financial flows, definitions, total cost of ownership, ROI & cost modeling)•Proven change management leadership and influencing skills with direct experience in delivering business process change•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.)•Experience in the Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences Industries or in management consulting •Knowledge of Class A
Preferred
•Bachelor’s Degree equivalent or above•Advanced business degree, such as an MBA•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-NJ-Lebanon, US-IL-Mount Prospect, United States
Organization: AMRI Albany
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 24, 2020, 8:05:46 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.