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Associate Director, Global Procurement, Seattle Research Site Lead

Company: Adecco Group
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Associate Director, Global Procurement, Seattle Research Site Lead

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • R1545691
  • Full Time
  • 2021-10-08T00:00:00+0000 mail_outlineGet future jobs matching this search or Job Description At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science. -In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference. The Global Procurement Associate Director, Seattle Research Site Lead is part of the Business Partnering & Strategy (BP&S) sub-group of BMS' SS&P function. Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (SS&P) is the function within BMS responsible for the identification of stakeholder requirements, development of sourcing strategies in accordance with these requirements and execution against those strategies to meet business needs. This position is co-located with the corresponding stakeholder community at the Seattle Research site and is one of five site-based procurement leadership roles spread across our R&D network. The role has the responsibility to manage local stakeholder relationships and develop local strategies which align with the stakeholder business strategies, central functions and global procurement category strategies. The successful candidate will be an experienced procurement leader with a strong partnering approach, be a clear communicator and possess the ability to influence stakeholders at various levels of the organization without direct reporting authority over them. The successful candidate will be responsible for partnering with the local R&D scientific leadership community, operations and facilities teams. The candidate should be comfortable working in a matrix environment which, at times, has elements of ambiguity, however driven by the primary objectives of BMS. The candidate will be expected to appropriately familiarize himself or herself with the global procurement strategies for three taxonomic categories within the R&ED SS&P team (Lab Operations, Research Services and Specialty Laboratory Services) and, in combination with their procurement expertise and seasoned capabilities, serve to respond to local stakeholder needs and inquiries and make decisions on issues that arise which require procurement input. The role further serves as liaison for the site to the entire SS&P organization by facilitating connections with other category leads throughout the procurement organization, for the purpose of ensuring the full breadth of SS&P's capabilities support the site's procurement needs. Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Provide strategic procurement oversight and serve as procurement counsel to both scientific and operational stakeholders that support and enable business continuity of biologics discovery activities at the Research Site Ensure regular engagement and perform proactive relationship management activities across various levels of Research Leadership and Operations to understand business needs and how they can be fulfilled from the supply market, as well as provide accountability for their alignment Embrace all Global Procurement process/policies and influence site compliance to global procurement strategy while having the knowledge and insights to recognize when a local strategy may need to differ Consolidate market, supplier and internal business data/information to develop a cohesive, business-aligned, site-specific strategic procurement plan in conjunction with global strategies developed for the three taxonomic R&ED categories Collaborate with Global Category Leads and Market Intelligence functions to spot market trends and innovative technologies to educate key stakeholders on industry leading practices, R&D suppliers and procurement solutions Rationalize and manage an efficient supplier selection process where locally applicable by partnering with SS&P sub-groups to minimize risk and maximize value Manage individually, or in collaboration with Global Category Leads, multiple projects/initiatives concurrently, across various R&ED categories with speed and agility Partner with SS&P sub-groups to oversee and influence execution of relevant site-specific projects and programs Partner with Category Leads, R&D stakeholders and Operations counterparts to incorporate their input into supplier performance and relationship management programs Support configuration and implementation of key end to end enablement tools/systems, processes and templates that will improve the buying channel experience at the site Ensure accurate reporting of procurement key performance measures (operational metrics, savings, preferred supplier adherence, etc.) for the site Share best practices with Global Procurement colleagues and continuously improve site procurement strategy with regular discussion and feedback Qualifications: B.S./B.A. degree is required (life sciences degree is preferred) Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in procurement, sciences, finance, or technical operations required Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work cross-functionally in a highly matrixed environment as a critical member of the R&D Site and Global R&D Procurement team Must have a strong change management and business partnering orientation with excellent analytic, interpersonal and negotiation skills Must have proven track record of successfully managing projects, resources and people in relation to initiatives that have a significant impact upon global and site business by achieving project milestones and objectives Must have a proactive, creative and analytic approach to continuous improvement in delivering procurement services and identifying new opportunities Has the ability to manage business complexities and provide road map for sustainable solutions Preferred Requirements: M.S., M.B.A., M.A., or equivalent master's degree in science, business administration, operations management, engineering, finance or another technical field is preferred Prior discovery research experience in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and/or medical device industry preferred. Scientific exposure is preferred. Relevant industry certifications are preferred (CPM/CPSM/CSCP/CPIM) Knowledge and proficiency with SAP/Ariba system is preferred Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues. Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. - Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture. To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S. Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to . Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement. Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Keywords: Adecco Group, Seattle , Associate Director, Global Procurement, Seattle Research Site Lead, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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