Assistant Director of Procurement

Cambridg, MA 02139 | Contract

Post Date: 08/10/2018 Job ID: 81746 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A biotech company in Cambridge, MA is seeking an Assistant Director of Procurement to join their team. This contract role is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to join as a founding member of a high-performance Sourcing and Procurement team building its way to world-class. This position calls for a seasoned procurement leader with deep experience actively managing pharma/ biotech direct spend categories. As the Assistant Director of Procurement, you will help to establish a best practices Category Management and Strategic Sourcing program for Direct spend, actively supporting the build-out of our capabilities while developing a global network of preferred and strategic suppliers. Both strategic vision and tactical execution are key to success in this role. This position pays up to $35-50/hr. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Assistant Director of Procurement:
  • Partner with Supply Chain, Technical Development, Platform, Clinical and other key stakeholders to develop and execute clear category management, strategic sourcing, and procurement strategies that support business objectives
  • Lead sourcing events and contract negotiations for key Direct goods and services
  • Segment suppliers and focus on development of strategic suppliers applying proven Supplier Relationship Management skills
  • Draw on best practices to aid in development and implementation of standard processes, tools, and templates in support of a rapidly growing company
  • Develop strong, trusted, analytically-driven service delivery relationships
  • Leverage both external and internal subject matter expertise and innovation to inform and optimize enterprise value creation
  • Develop partnerships with key functions, including Legal, Finance, Digital, and HR– ensuring communication is open, ideas and information are shared, and communications foster respect and true collaboration
  • Oversee projects on an ad hoc basis as necessary to further the Procurement function’ s and broader capability maturity
  • Be bold in identifying, exploring and leading new opportunities to drive continuous-improvement
Requirements for the Assistant Director of Procurement:
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Category Management & Strategic Sourcing in a cGMP-based life sciences environment
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Business, Finance or Supply Chain
  • MBA Preferred
  • C.P.M. or equivalent professional certification preferred
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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