Associate Director Category Management - Raw Materials

Troy, New York
Nov 22, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

The Associate Director Category Management is responsible for developing & leading global sourcing strategies within the Raw Materials category. You will be a business team influencer & collaborator and will advise Regeneron commercial teams on global supply market dynamics and leading practices which improve value, minimize risk, and ensure quality & cost efficiency. The role will work to build strategies that meet future global business demands and deliver competitive category advantages. The position will work closely with all local market sourcing peers to build and deliver a consistent global category strategy and will be responsible for advising the Supplier Management Program for global relationships.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Applies sophisticated judgement, planning, and independent thought leadership in order to influence positive business program outcomes and drive the global category team deliverables.
  • Directs and coordinates implementation of Regeneron’s global category management strategies.
  • Provides counsel and execution support to executives and individual department leaders.
  • Either directly, or through a matrix, leads an organisation of procurement professionals responsible for carrying out global market sourcing projects.
  • Champions the practice, tools, and processes of the Regeneron category management program.
  • Develops and communicates functional strategy and objectives for category management in alignment with global business strategy and operational requirements.
  • Supports the overall business plan for the organization with significant impact on the success of company operations.
  • Influences the strategic direction of how Regeneron uses service providers.
  • Oversight of activities associated with the development and execution of contracts for all aspects of the global business spend categories under management.
  • Reviews major contracts and acts as an expert resource for planning and leading complex negotiations.
  • Supports finance to ensure all sourcing activities align with Regeneron’s financial controls, ensures ongoing engagement with finance throughout a program’s lifecycle for appropriate levels of contract and budgetary oversight.
  • Leads or participates in global supplier governance committees.
  • Identifies/defines best practices from both within and outside of Regeneron and ensures those practices are adopted.
  • Responsible for conducting global supplier negotiations using a leader level mastery skill set.


  • Directs the global supply market evaluation process by utilizing all available market intelligence, risk, compliance, and financial assessment tools.
  • Advises based upon risk, performance, relationship, and supplier development pillars with collective input from the individual market sourcing managers.
  • Authority to act as the primary relationship manager to the supplier's global leadership team.
  • Coaches & mentors category and sourcing managers to ensure consistent execution of the global Supplier Management Program.
  • Ensures successful outcomes to negotiations with key suppliers.

To be considered for this role you must possess a BA/BS (MS preferred) with at least 8 years of relevant, progressive experience within strategic sourcing & procurement, to preferably include several years working directly within Pharma/Biotech. Solid understanding of Sourcing Contracting, ERP, eRFX systems preferred (Oracle, Zycus, GEP, Ariba, Other). Cost modelling knowledge.

Excellent verbal and written skills with a confirmed ability to develop and critique detailed business cases. A collaborative approach with the ability to build consensus and encourage creativity across the team. Proven program management experience and project management experience.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centres and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.