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Senior Manager Outsourcing and Vendor Management at Pharmaceutical Company in Jackson, Mississippi, United States —

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pharmaceutical Company
  • Jackson, Mississippi, United States
  • 5/27/19

Job ID: 155437

Job Description

Senior Manager, Outsourcing and Vendor Management, will support the business stakeholders, under the direction of his/her supervisor, by leading the supplier selection process (RFx) and evaluation, as applicable, for analysis of responses of all current/new potential suppliers. Evaluate supplier performance according to the supplier governance structures for preferred suppliers by reviewing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and escalate as necessary any contract or budgetary issues with the business stakeholders in the appropriate organization.


-Under the direction of Director, Clinical Outsourcing and Commercial Vendor Management, lead the supplier selection process (RFx), including the selection of transactional and preferred suppliers for designated studies, programs and/or services.

-Cross-functionally work with designated departments to drive cost savings by conducting analysis of spending patterns and negotiating with suppliers based on analysis.

-Work with departments to help establish supplier relationship management which includes governance and escalation management.

-Build and develop strong relationships with relevant suppliers.

-Identify and propose opportunities for process improvement in the supplier selection, negotiation and/or cost saving practices that are components of the outsourcing process.

-Follow all applicable Outsourcing Guidance and SOPs.

-Perform other duties as assigned


-Bachelor's Degree in Legal, Life Science, Business Administration, or equivalent; advanced degree is a plus

-Eight plus (8+) years of experience in procurement and/or strategic sourcing within a pharmaceutical organization.

-Five plus (5+) years of Commercial/Marketing sourcing experience is preferred; corporate sourcing experience is a plus.

-Contract review and negotiation experience is required.

-Strategic Sourcing methodology experience is required.

-Supplier Relationship Management experience which includes governance and escalation management

-Financial analysis experience which includes development of and evaluation of pricing models and ability to perform contract impact analysis.

-Experience in Supplier Diversity is a plus.

-CPM or CPIM certification is a plus.


Other Skills and Abilities:


Strong negotiation skills.

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, building relationships at all levels, across all functions within the organization, both internally and externally.

Attention to detail, with ability to prioritize.

Ability to think strategically and apply the strategy operationally.

Good understanding of a concept for Internal Control.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently.

Ability to communicate well within a team, providing leadership to members in cross-functional groups.

Proactive in managing and completing tasks in a timely fashion.

Strong platform and facilitation skills.

Good team player, consensus builder.

Able to identify and lead process improvements


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