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Sourcing Excellence Manager

Tampa, FL
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of management consulting or strategic sourcing experience OR Master’s degree & 2-4 years of management consulting or strategic sourcing experience, with experience in working in international environments
  • Has solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations and contracting) across multiple countries, across multiple spend categories, and with a variety of stakeholders
  • Competent in Project Management and independently develops practical solutions (Planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in leading project teams across geographic and functional reporting lines
  • Ability to provide thought leadership to customers and actively shape customer’s overall strategy while understanding business goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in relationship building and development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self and others
  • Experience using e-procurement tools such as Ariba
  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations using different information sources in order to draw and present analytic insights
  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fluent business English, written and oral

Day to Day Responsibilities:    
  • Work is guided by operational and project related objectives defined by GCM/RCM:
  • Implement global/regional sourcing strategies across US markets
  • Document (in Ariba) and guide sourcing execution through the implementation
  • Communicate to GCM/RCM local and regional requirements impacting category strategies
  • Support supplier analysis and market intelligence activities
  • Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)
  • Ensure sourcing tactics drive value in specific functional business environments, including legal & regulatory context
  • Develop, maintain, and implement preferred supplier lists
  • Implement supplier improvement programs within key supplier relationships
  • Implements new procedures and processes to drive desired results


We searching for a Sourcing Excellence Manager, will have an opportunity to work closely with the R&D organization in one of the leading BioTech companies in the world. They will understand how large multi-national companies work and how to work within a matrix corporate environment. The Sourcing Excellence Manager will report to the Sr. Manager, Sourcing Excellence R&D/Operations Lead.
Our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies.
The Sourcing Excellence Manager will also receive excellent training, support and knowledge of procurement practices. The manager’s responsibilities ideally suit someone looking to forge a management career in Procurement (with progression towards Regional/Global Category Management) and/or across other business fields in the BioTech/Pharmaceutical industry.

  • Sourcing Excellence Manager will provide support ta variety of spend categories, allocated and resourced based on strategic demands of Procurements stakeholders/customers
  • To help execute and implement the sourcing and purchasing needs of our US based spend across all categories with in the Commercial, R&D, and Operations organizations
  • To execute sourcing (eRFX) for the Global (GCM) Category Management Teams
  • To be a Procurement Process and Systems expert ensuring compliance with all relevant sourcing policies and procedures
  • To be a Contracting expert, leading contracting activities, managing ongoing contract management needs (for Strategic and Supply Constrained Categories) and to be accountable for hand-off to Contract-to-Pay teams

Delivering Value for Customers
  • Understands business goals and customer needs in order to implement opportunities while providing training and guidance on Sourcing Excellence polices, procedures and best practices
  • Partners with colleagues in Strategic Sourcing, Legal, Finance and all other Business Areas as appropriate
  • Supports / Manages delivery and validation of savings for Category Managers
  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis

Managing Contracts
  • Ensure our procurement policies are followed, ensuring that compliance metrics are met or exceeded, supported through supplier contracts – Master Agreements, Stand-Alone Agreements, SOW’s, etc.
  • Inform stakeholders on our sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required
  • Lead and implement contract negotiations and execution with both new and existing suppliers
  • Support ongoing contract management (incl. renewing and renegotiating existing and expiring contracts)

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree
Master’s degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Operations or Project Management experience
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Operations or Project Management experience
Associate’s degree and 10 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Operations or Project Management experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Operations or Project Management experience

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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