Assoc Dir Category Management

Tarrytown, New York, United States of America
Jul 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Associate Director Category Management is responsible to develop & lead the Global Category Management strategy within Research and Development for clinical services (includes but is not limited to IRT, Imaging, eCOA, ECG). She/he is a proven business strategy influencer & collaborator by advising Regeneron Global teams on supply market dynamics and leading practices which maximize value, minimize risk, and ensure quality & cost effectiveness. The Associate Director Category Management works effectively with ambiguity to anticipate future global business requirements in complex and/or multiple business unit stakeholder categories. She/he develops strategies to meet future demands and to create a competitive supply advantage. The Associate Director Category Management owns the global Supplier Management Program including risk, performance, relationship, and supplier development pillars. She/he will ensure that the global category strategy is consistently deployed by collaborating with sourcing managers and other peers.

• 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 thought 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
• Serve as the Strategic Sourcing 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 (Clinical Core Technologies) 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, monitors trends/patterns within the category, and serve as the primary point for negotiations.
• Identify/define sourcing best practices both within and outside of Regeneron and ensure 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 category/sourcing managers and peers

Category Management:
• 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
• Authority to act 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