Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc. Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing - R&D and Clinical in Marlborough, Massachusetts
The Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager will drive value for the business by partnering with stakeholders across multiple departments to deliver source-to-contract activities for various R&D and Clinical services. This role is responsible for negotiating and contracting with the supply base and ensuring alignment with established category strategies and overall business plans.
This role requires an experienced Sourcing/Procurement leader to deliver strategic sourcing, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity, supplier performance management, and risk mitigation.
The Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager must be a change agent, leading by example while remaining in sync with the overarching direction and evolution for the Strategic Sourcing organization. The role requires active category knowledge and change management support that challenges traditional spending behavior, service level definition, and policy setting to enable productivity and efficiency improvements.
The role requires development and execution of Sourcing Category Plans including negotiating and contracting with the vendor base, ensuring alignment with the Strategic Sourcing Category Strategies and overall Business goals & objectives. Strong collaboration with business partners and peers is essential for success. This individual will continually seek out opportunities to be a proactive advisor to the business, while maintaining deep knowledge and expertise in the dynamics of the supply markets and delivery models of suppliers and must be comfortable leading analytics efforts to proactively identify sourcing opportunities.
Manage strategic sourcing, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity, supplier performance management, and risk mitigation across various R&D and Clinical services.
Develop and implement sourcing category strategies that align with those of the functional goals & objectives for the business
Establish effective ongoing relationships with key stakeholders to ensure Strategic Sourcing activities effectively support functional strategies
Define and implement a strong concept of supplier management that enables a sustainable competitive advantage; maintain focus on supplier risk and performance management
Maintain knowledge and expertise with various R&D and Clinical services. Effectively negotiate service level agreements/key performance indicators, and deep understanding of levers to achieve optimal value
Negotiate and redline service contracts and statements of work, utilizing a contract management platform
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Lead end-to-end competitive sourcing activities (RFx) to include; bid list generation, requirements, supplier selection criteria/weighting, cost analysis, business case and award notification
Maintain sourcing practices that are in accordance with corporate ethics, financial policy, and internal control requirements
Pursue ongoing development of relevant skills, including learning agility, using data to provide insights, business partnering, change and project management, category management and strategic sourcing to realize optimal results
Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:
Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA or other advanced degree preferred.
5-7 years with deep Strategic Sourcing & Procurement experience across a range of service categories in the R&D and Clinical space, preferably with at least 3 years of CRO and ancillary vendor contract negotiation and oversight responsibilities. Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Medical or Life Sciences industry experience a bonus.
Technology: Proficient with common sourcing platforms including contract lifecycle management, e-sourcing, spend analytics, and supplier risk management. A strong desire and innate capability to learn.
Leadership: effectively lead cross-functional teams, excellent written and verbal skills, strong negotiation skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving, effectively communicate/influence/manage change, anticipate and respond to change with ease and agility, seek solutions to strengthen quality/value/service/efficiency.
Analytics: Has an analytical mind and is comfortable generating spend analysis to drive opportunity insights. Can translate insights into action plans.
Business Partnering: Demonstrate a collaborative and consultative approach to foster meaningful relationships with key business leaders.
Fosters Change and Innovation: Seek solutions that strengthen quality, value, service, and effectiveness. Respectfully challenge the way “things are done” and supports others in doing so.
Creates Value for Customers: Anticipate and respond to market trends and opportunities. Deliver on promises made.
Demonstrates Business Acumen and Business Agility: Understanding of business specifics and engage in effective operational and strategic planning.
Other requirements (licenses, certifications, specialized training, and physical or mental abilities required):
CPSM/CPM a plus. Work hours may include meetings scheduled outside normal working hours. Travel up to 10%.
The base salary hiring range for this position is expected to be $129,560 to $152,424 annually. The base salary offered is negotiable and potentially exceeds the hiring range depending on factors such as the candidate’s relevant knowledge, skills, training, certifications and industry-based experience for the role. Our total rewards package also includes the opportunity for merit-based salary increases, short and long-term incentive plan participation, eligibility for our 401(k) plan, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances. Our robust time-off policy includes accrual of 15 vacation days in first year, 13 paid holidays plus additional time off for a shut-down period during the last week of December, access to sick time, tuition reimbursement and our recognition program.
Health and Safety: To maintain the health and safety of our employees, patients, and affiliates, as well as comply with the vaccination requirements of our partners, employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID -19. Candidates hired must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 within 5 days post hire as a condition of employment. In accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, exemptions for religious and medical reasons will be considered.
Confidential Data : All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.
Compliance :Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc. and affiliates are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.
Mental/Physical Requirements : Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a personal computer for extended periods of time.
Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer
Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc. is committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.
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