Pharmacyclics, LLC

Manager, Procurement

Sunnyvale, CA
Mar 03, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

Pharmacyclics is seeking a

Procurement Manager

Pharmacyclics is looking for a Procurement Manager to manage the execution of the Procurement operational strategy. This position's primary objective is to acquire services and/or goods while proactively developing and leading all aspects of category management to provide best value and competitive advantage for various Business Units. This includes market analysis, risk management, strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, supplier selection, cost avoidance/reduction and compliance. This role leads and collaborates across the organization with the leadership of various internal departments to meet stakeholder needs.


  • Execute and drive adherence to purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Partner with business in price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier negotiation with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Partner with business to monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Review and approve Procurement and associated documentation per policies and procedures, including adherence to legal, regulatory, GxP and SOX requirements
  • Understand compliance issues and their impacts on provisions by ensuring confidentiality/legal/internal controls requirements are being met
  • Reviews agreements and makes recommendations to mitigate business and contractual risk
  • Act as a liaison between employees, internal support areas and other departments
  • Effectively respond to non-standard inquiries and emergency requests while maintaining compliance to the formal process
  • Proficient and effective implementation of change management
  • Maintain a positive results oriented attitude that promotes teamwork with peers, business, other support areas, and suppliers while driving significant change
  • Stay abreast of Best Practices, current / future policies and procedures, regulatory / trade requirements, and market dynamics appropriate to function
  • Contributes to achievement of financial goals of the Procurement Organization
  • Participate on process improvement teams to drive process improvement and cost avoidance
  • Liaise with legal, finance and business as well as with FP&A, AP and Accounting to perform month-, quarter-, and year end closure to meet internal and external requirements
  • Actively participate and advice to other Procure to Pay (PTP) projects as required
  • Responsible to deliver the level of business support to be provided by team to meet operational satisfactory needs according to Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Perform and implement Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions (CAPA) as corrections or improvements to organization's processes taken to eliminate causes of non-conformities or other adverse situations
  • Works with the Internal Controls to provide documentation in support of internal/external audits
  • Implements continuous improvement activities within the Procurement organization


  • Proven working experience as purchasing manager, agent, or officer
  • Experience with sourcing, vendor management, supplier bids and contract negotiations
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
  • Solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Support sustainability of process change, identifying opportunities to partner with the business on organizational implications to ensure successful adoption
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proven capability to handle multiple tasks as well as prioritize work
  • Strong customer focus, service orientation; proactive and responsive
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Liaise when suitable with AbbVie Purchasing to ensure that Pharmacyclics benefits from any corporate activity and negotiation
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3-6 years' work experience in Procurement in Indirect Materials and Services or Supply Chain experience
  • Certifications or designations in the Finance/Accounting, Supply Chain or Purchasing fields are a plus
  • Proven success in a fast-paced environment, ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Solid communication and collaboration skills for team, business stakeholders and supplier management
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills and familiarity with industry
  • Advanced analytical capabilities with proficiency in Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Strong knowledge of Procurement processes and technology (e.g. CLM, SAP) is a plus
  • High energy, proactive, self-motivated and a team player
  • Up to 10% travel time