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Procurement Senior Manager - Clinical

Greenwich Biosciences, Inc.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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We are looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals who thrive on challenge and change, and who want to make a difference through the delivery of results.

Job Purpose

As part of a dedicated team assist the Procurement Associate Director, Clinical in the delivery of the Companys clinical outsourcing strategy adhering to policy for purchases in support of the Companys strategic objectives. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the key stakeholders,challenge, enhance and standardize existing procurement practices across all business units to ensure conformity of approach, generate economies of scale and deliver better value for money, utilizing the following principles.

  • Focus on Total Value delivered: maximise value across the supply chain, not just incremental savings

  • Sustainability of Benefits: Overriding focus on continuous improvements via identifying, capturing, delivering and sustaining benefits

  • Collaboration and Relationship Led: Proactively build and manage relationships, internally and externally, to realise the most value

  • Genuine functional insight: as e xperienced practitioners provide the business with industry knowledge and insights to tackle complex challenges

  • Keep things Simple: Improve efficiency and effectiveness of Procurement without unnecessary complexity

  • Get the Balance Right: Make sure a balance is struck between Procurement Operations and Category Management to ensure customer focus across the Procurement value chain

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Liaises with key GW employees to determine their product and service needs

  • Monitors business trends and vendor relationships to deliver the most effective clinical outsourcing strategy without sacrificing quality or performance

  • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for company

  • Identifies and researches potential new suppliers

  • Researches new products and services to meet company's goals

  • Assesses total costs of company purchases

  • Implements strategies for procuring the best in class clinical outsourcing services

  • Roll out new corporate procurement policies and standard methodology and training

  • Reports to the Procurement Associate Director Clinical

Key CATEGORY Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Category alignment and responsibility will be agreed with the Procurement Associate Director Clinical and the Category details will be stated in appendix two of this job description, or from time to time allocated on a business need basis.

Category Strategies:

  • Assist the business in agreeing and then delivering clear and compelling Category strategies for the named Product or Service Categories which underpin the wider business strategy and 5 Year Plan (refresh and update these strategies as required)

  • Understand the Value Chain and challenge materials, specifications, origins etc to deliver value improvements

  • Leverage the growing business volumes and strong market share to deliver competitive value for clinical outsourcing

Supplier Performance Management:

  • Take responsibility for the performance of Suppliers within specified Product or Service Categories

  • Work with other Functions (CO, Supply Chain, Technical, Manufacturing, Quality, IS, Legal) to ensure that targets (currently OTIF and Non-Compliances) are met

Capacity and Contingency Planning:

  • Ensure that Suppliers have necessary capacity to support the Business requirements

  • Assist in the development of robust contingencies for critical items (alternate suppliers/items, risk mitigation plans etc)


  • Be able to perform spend anaylsis on the vendors that you manage within a category, identifying trends and opportunities to deliver added value in savings and efficiencies

  • Work with Finance to produce an annual Budget and regular re-Forecasts justifying differences based on commodity moves, exchange rates, negotiated contracts and future projects


  • Challenge Suppliers and internal Stakeholders to identify and deliver Value Product or Service that are not-valued by our Consumers

  • Support in identifying new suppliers and new formats which support new Activities and Products

  • Lead on specific Improvement projects (for instance these may relate to New systems, New Capacity, New Products or other Company initiatives)

  • Plan and execute negotiations for both formal tenders and ad-hoc activities ensuring that the Business obtains best value on all its spend

Key attributes/Skills/education - ESSENTIAL

  • Professionally qualified or working towards MCIPS

  • Commercially astute

  • Excellent computer literacy coupled with strong knowledge of Working experience of vendor management software IVRS, MRP/ERP and WM systems

  • Excellent communication skills both oral, written & presentational

  • Experienced sourcing and vendor manager

  • Pharma experience, with Clinical

  • Excellent negotiation and networking skills

  • Proven track record of driving change

  • Proven track record of significant cost reduction

  • Managing and setting budgets

Key attributes/Skills/education " Desirable

Experience in Operational excellence and lean tools

Good understanding of the pharmaceutical product lifecycle from development through launch to steady state supply

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Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-24
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