AbbVie

Associate Director, Procurement Sourcing (Sales & Marketing)

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Madison, NJ, United States
Posted
Sep 17, 2020
Ref
202732
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Job Description

Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix; leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results.

Associate Director, Procurement Services (Sales & Marketing)

What Your New Manager Wants You To Know

Under the direction of the US Commercial and Indirect PSM ("CIPSM") site Executive Director, this individual will manage a team of category leaders. They will provide strategic direction and perspective to their assigned category teams in alignment with purchasing priorities at the site and across our organization. With the site Executive Director, they will serve as an escalation point for stakeholder relationships. The individual will also actively partner with PSM and Finance leadership to communicate strategy, savings opportunities, and effectively promote successes across their areas of responsibility.

Sincerely,

Executive Director, Procurement

YOU ARE more than just a title, YOU ARE...

A strategic thinker : Align and excite internal stakeholders to facilitate success through strong leadership, strategic thinking and personal drive.

First class team player : Collaborate across multiple disciplines to ensure compliance and ability to influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership.

You Will

  • Lead a team of purchasing professionals, providing coaching and management to ensure functional and enterprise goals are achieved in an effective and compliant manner
  • Proactively analyze and seek value/saving opportunities across spend categories: Advertising, PR, Media, Digital, On-line and Offline Consumer, etc.
  • Responsible for sourcing, bidding, negotiating, contracting, and purchasing goods and services in alignment with agreed category strategies. Execute the competitive bidding process in accordance with the organization's purchasing policy
  • Support internal stakeholders with the development of specifications and criteria for outsourced services, evaluation of suppliers, and the management of selected suppliers
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining internal stakeholder relationships. Meet regularly with internal customers and support functions to ensure customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, including monthly / regular reporting and updates
  • Proactively support marketing category team to ensure that all potential opportunities for operational, quality, and financial synergies are identified, tracked, and implemented
  • Identify, support, and implement short-term and long-term cost reduction strategies (sourcing events, spend consolidation or rationalization, efficiency projects, proactive supplier negotiations, etc.)
  • Understand the organization's approved buying channels and contracting policy for goods and services and help guide requestors to the appropriate buying channel
  • Develop and maintain a supply base that ensures the best value for quality, delivery, pricing, service, etc. Includes over-sight of all new vendor requests, in alignment with preferred supplier networks and relevant category strategy
  • Support and implement preferred supplier network for certain spend categories and help drive spend to these suppliers
  • Proactive management of local suppliers including anticipation, resolution and communication. Analyze supplier performance using established rating systems (egg supplier metrics program, suppliers' goals, etc.)
  • Compile and synthesize both business requirements and external market conditions to develop optimal commodity strategy with full understanding of potential shortfalls and risk mitigation plans
  • Conduct analysis of market conditions to manage changes in the marketplace & develop project plans to address such issues
  • Own and manage all internal and external relationships that are required in order to deliver against the global sourcing strategies for these sub-categories or suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of external guidelines, as applicable, (e.g., FDA, Customs, TSCA, USDA, PhRMA, etc.) to ensure compliance
  • Identify, develop and implement standardized buying practices to ensure adequacy of supply chain. Educate requisitioners on the same
  • Effectively develop and negotiate contracts and agreements in alignment with agreed category strategies, partnering with Legal as appropriate. Must leverage data from multiple sources and systems to support the negotiation process
  • Partner with key internal stakeholders to formulate and drive innovation
  • Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of supply market conditions for the sourcing sub-categories that are being managed, as well as a good working knowledge of the supplier and sub-category offerings
  • Develop, agree and implement a sourcing category strategy for the agreed categories in support of Global Sourcing objectives


Qualifications

You Bring
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline or 4 years of equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in a purchasing agent / buyer role, preferably in Pharmaceutical industry or similar business-related experience
  • Analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management
  • Knowledge of purchasing policies
  • Contract negotiations experience
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPM certification desired (or equivalent)
  • Experience with SAP (SRM, ECC), e-Sourcing and contract management tools preferred, but not required
  • Individual must be self-motivated with great follow-up skills and be able to work independently
  • Minimum of 3 year of people management experience
  • Category experience applicable to Advertising and Communications, Market Research and Patient Services
  • Change Management leader who can influence both stakeholders and suppliers to consider alternative approaches to manage our spend and our activities in the assigned categories
  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8-hour day)
  • Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job Type: Experienced
  • Schedule: Full-time

    At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.


Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.