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Sourcing Excellence Sr Associate - GSS

Tampa, FL
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
Sourcing (experience running Requests For Proposals)
Contracting (experience negotiating contracts)
Strong Communication Skills
Managing Contracts
Ensure sourcing policies are followed, compliance metrics are met or exceeded and supported by preferred supplier contracts
Inform stakeholders on sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required
Review and approve purchase requisitions or escalate any non-compliant requisitions to the appropriate GCM/RCM
Lead contracting with new suppliers
Provide ongoing contract management (incl. renewal and renegotiation of existing and expiring contracts)


***remote until covid restrictions are lifted***

We are searching for a Senior Associate, Sourcing Excellence, who will be responsible for helping execute the sourcing processes across Information Systems (Information Technology) categories as part of the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) department. The Senior Associate will report to the Senior Manager Sourcing Excellence and will work out of the Capability Center located in Tampa, Florida. (Candidate will be working remotely until the Capability Center physically returns back to work)

At 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.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

Executing Global/Regional Sourcing Strategies
Constantly align and agree on priorities with appropriate global and regional category managers (GCM/RCM)
Support supplier analysis and market intelligence activities
Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)
Document (in Ariba) and guide sourcing execution through to implementation
Ensure sourcing tactics drive value in specific functional business environments, including legal & regulatory context
Develop and maintain preferred supplier lists
Implement supplier improvement programs within key supplier relationships

Delivering Value for Customers
Understand business goals and interpret customer needs to identify potential opportunities
Partner with colleagues in Finance and the business as appropriate
Support / manage delivery and validation of savings

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree and some sourcing experience
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Contracting, and/or Project Management experience
Associate’s degree and 6 years of Sourcing, Contracting, and/or Project Management experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Sourcing, Contracting, and/or Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Combination of: Sourcing, Contracting, and/or Project Management with experience in working in international environments
Broad knowledge of the market forces shaping a customer’s business context (e.g. supplier base, legal & regulatory environment, sources of competitive advantage)
Demonstrated experience in identifying and utilizing full set of sourcing levers to drive value for customers
Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations

Analytical & Technical
Knowledge of sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management
Reasonable understanding of best in breed eProcurement solutions
Ability to analyze, summarize, and present insights based on the needs of the audience

Change Management
Independent self-starter with an interest in or working understanding of the Marketing & Sales/commercial function
Ability to lead teams in a matrix organization, across geographic and functional reporting lines
Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving
Change management experience with large and complex organizational transformations
Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally
Ability to own and strengthen relationships with key users
Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal skills

committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980 has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The invaluable contributions of our talented Tampa team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe.

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

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