R&D Procurement Manager

Spectraforce

Cambridge, Massachusetts


12 days ago

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Job Title: R&D Procurement Manager
Location: Boston onsite (2-3 days/week), Hybrid (1-2/mo), Remote EST preference (in that order)
Duration: 06+ Months

OBJECTIVES:
  • Critical R&D Procurement Sourcing Project support (RFI, Q, P), Analytical Support, Project Management,
  • Negotiation and supplier contract (SOW, Change Order) management (review, execution)

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • RFQ between preferred suppliers
  • Analytical RFx Support: Rate Cards – analysis (Analytics between competing bids (what to prioritize, negotiate), benchmarking, negotiation
  • Spot and Quote negotiations
  • Project Manager for category projects (doesn’t need to be a SME): Maintaining project plan, sending meeting minutes, Tracking deliverables
  • Maintain Preferred Supplier data
  • Assist in Category Management Market Analysis
  • Support Category Management projects and initiatives
  • Support Category Managers with platform (Labviva, Science Exchange, Scientist.com) issues and SoW exceptions
  • Support Category Managers in savings calculations and entries
  • Resolve CP (Cost Package) issues with Ariba PRs (Purchase Requests)
  • Follow up, track and maintain Rebate structures and commitments with suppliers and TBS
  • Follow up on late invoice payments with Suppliers, business partners and TBS
  • Contract Support: SOWs, Change Orders, Consolidation, cancellation, payment terms, expirations, cycle time metrics
  • Act as a role model for client´s values PTRB (Patient, Trust, Reputation, Business)
  • Represent client at internal and external meetings
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Education: Bachelor’s degree. MBA preferred but not required; ISM Supply Chain and or Project Management Certifications preferred but not required

Experience:
  • 4 years’ experience in research and drug development in the biopharmaceutical and/or CRO/CMO industry with specific experience in Supply Chain including Procurement; Pre-Clinical Lab Consumables and Capital Equipment Purchasing and Maintenance is a plus
  • Demonstrated success in multi-functional project or task force leadership roles. Proven management and strategic problem-solving skills with the ability to proactively identify critical issues, provide resolutions and implement corrective actions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams with diplomacy. Ability to adapt to other personality types in a respectful manner and willingness to accept views of others to ensure company goals are achieved.
  • Excellent teamwork, leadership and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and thorough knowledge of global contracting practices with the ability to analyze complex data and adopt strategies to ensure success in achieving client’s objectives with appropriate time, quality and cost results.
  • Organizational awareness and the ability to adapt to the needs of the business in a global setting.
  • Solid understanding of the clinical trial process, including GCP, legal and budgeting requirements.
  • Superior written, oral, presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Ability to represent the company at external meetings with suppliers and external experts. Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate/present key information to senior and executive management.
 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $70.00/hr. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $70.00/hr.