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Senior Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Rafael, California
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

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Who We Are

It takes a village, and at BioMarin our corporate groups are the people behind our success. Groups such as IT, Finance, Legal, Global Compliance & Ethics, and our People Team provide foundational support of all areas of operation at BioMarin.

Professional Services

BioMarin Finance and Enterprise Services (FES) is growing rapidly with the overall company and developing into a leading-edge global finance organization.   The Global Source to Pay team resides within the finance organization, and partners with the entire company to design and execute category strategies, valuable supplier contracts and relationships, and procurement processes and systems for products and services provided by third parties. 

Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) within Global Source to Pay is the center of excellence for industry best practice category management and sourcing for indirect goods and services not directly related to the drug manufacturing process.  The group utilizes rigorous processes, procedures and tools for category planning, execution and maintenance for identified stakeholder groups across BioMarin’s global enterprise.

The Senior Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing role focuses on defining and implementing strategies, policies, and objectives related to the Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management of the Professional Services scope of spend.  Candidates must have a strong understanding of the Strategic Sourcing and Category Management processes, as well as knowledge of the Pharmaceutical Industry, Consulting and Financial Services and other Professional Services spend categories.  The success of this role is dependent on the candidate’s ability to build strong relationships with stakeholder business partners across the BioMarin organization, obtain consensus and drive decisions, and structure and realize value from the programs and spend in these areas.

The Senior Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing will report to the Director, Global Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, and will frequently partner with leadership of the broader Finance staff and Commercial and broader functions within the business. 


  • Utilize spend analytics, market research and trends, and supplier intelligence to understand category spend – trends, spread across business and across suppliers.
  • Define category strategies and sourcing strategies to gain efficiency and drive quality, value and optimal total cost of ownership within the spend/category and with supplier partners.
  • Define and lead cross-functional stakeholder teams to understand and ensure business strategies and requirements are met for the category.
  • Execute RFx and supplier selection processes with cross-functional sourcing teams.
  • Understand risk elements of suppliers within the category markets, and define/engage risk assessment and mitigation tactics for those risk elements.
  • Develop, negotiate, support, and manage global contracts with suppliers in line with stakeholder / business needs and sound contracting structures and terms.
  • Quantify and report savings/value of category contracts and spend and related supplier relationships; understand and measure compliance with, and utilization of, global agreements and relationships.
  • Implement supplier relationship management and governance programs to increase value and supplier performance and drive innovation within the spend categories.
  • Lead development and implementation of internal GSS team processes, policies and tools that support overall team activities and objectives.
  • 10+ years strategic procurement experience with extensive knowledge of category management and advanced sourcing, complex contract negotiations expertise
  • Past experience leading multiple categories and sourcing teams within the professional services space, including a solid understanding of the biotech industry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including solid interpersonal, analytical and presentation skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong analytical skill set required to drive problem-solving and innovative solutions.
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, business, or life sciences; MBA desirable, C.P.M. or A.P.P. desirable

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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