Associate Director Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Rensselaer, New York, US
Sep 19, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Summary: The Associate Director Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (SS&P) will be responsible to develop & lead the Global Strategic Sourcing and Category Management strategy for the External Manufacturing Contract Management Organizations (CMOs) including Combination Products, Medical Devices, Outside Laboratories, Components and other areas as assigned. This person will be a proven business strategy influencer & collaborator by advising Regeneron Global commercial teams on supply market dynamics and leading practices which maximize value, minimize risk, and ensure quality & cost effectiveness. The Associate Director works effectively with ambiguity to anticipate future global business requirements in complex and/or multiple business unit stakeholder categories. This person will develop strategies to meet future demands and to create a competitive supply advantage. The Associate Director Strategic Sourcing & Procurement owns the global Supplier Management Program including risk, performance, relationship, and supplier development pillars. This person will ensure that the global category strategy is consistently deployed within individual markets by leading a team of category managers and/or collaborating with sourcing managers and other peers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Identifies and resolves unique situations of substantial significance in the category under management

• Applies ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis and resolution in complicated and/or novel situations

• Uses independent judgement, sophisticated through, leadership and development skills to execute tasks and drive the sourcing team

• Either directly or through a matrix structure, manages teams of professional level employees responsible for performing sourcing tasks to carry out category and supply management tasks

• Serves as the SS&P leader for the associated governance forums which can include Joint Operating Committee and Annual/Semi-Annual Business Review Meetings

• Directs the regional/global category management strategy for the category of ownership to serve regional/global business needs

• Responsible for global contractual agreements and works with internal legal department on any changes that are critical to Regeneron's interest

• Reviews global contracts for key areas of spend; monitor trends/patterns within the category, and serve as the primary point for negotiations

• Identifies/defines sourcing best practices both within and outside of Regeneron and ensures those best practices are adopted

• Assists with the planning and management of budgets, policies and practices for sourcing function with significant impact on area operations

• Informs and influences decision making at the management and executive level

• Provides coaching and guidance on job performance and career development to direct reports (if applicable) and provides leadership examples for the organization

• Coaches proficiency on procurement technical skills among the External Manufacturing IOPS Procurement Team, category/sourcing managers, and peers

• Leads and directs the global supply market evaluation process by utilizing all available market intelligence, risk, compliance, and financial assessment tools

• Creates the global Supplier Management Program for the category including risk, performance, relationship, and supplier development pillars with collective input from the individual market sourcing managers

• Accountable for implementing the global Category Management strategy

• Acts as the primary relationship manager to the supplier's global leadership team

• Develops and leads the framework negotiation plan for the global category strategy using a leader mastery level skill set

• Coaches category and sourcing managers to ensure consistent execution of the global Supplier Management Program

• Responsible to conduct negotiations with key suppliers at their most senior/global leadership level

Knowledge and Skills:

• Strong understanding of at least one of the following: third party Contract Manufacturing, Combination Products, Primary and Secondary Components, or Medical Device supply/commodity markets.

• Working knowledge with sourcing contracting tools, ERPs, and eRFx systems preferred. (Oracle, Zycus, GEP, Ariba, etc.)

• Ability to build consensus, teamwork, and creativity within a collaborative team with limited supervision

• Cost modeling knowledge

• Ability to leverage standard business applications for communicating, presenting and analyzing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

• Ability to develop detailed business cases

• Excellent verbal and written skills

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of relevant, progressive experience within procurement, to preferably include 7 years directly in sourcing Pharma/Biotech. May consider Master's degree plus 8 years of relevant, progressive experience within procurement, to preferably include 5 years directly in sourcing within Pharma/Biotech.

• Aseptic filling experience preferred; will consider significant engineering experience with process equipment

• Demonstrated experience leading multiple categories and strategic sourcing category teams

• Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience or demonstrated experience leading a matrix team

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.