Ref No.: 15-04120
Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey
Implements and ensures alignment with the global strategy defined by the Global Lead Buyers at the project level Work closely with the DPL in order to align the strategy with the specificities of the therapeutic area strategy Apply the best strategies for specific project(s) and/or critical purchasing activities Lead and conduct RFP process with ad-hoc procurement and business partner support Administers all procurement activities, including selecting sources of supply, approving purchase orders, managing relationships with suppliers and negotiating terms of contracts while ensuring compliance standards.
Negotiates and challenges suppliers to be as cost effective as possible, ensure minimal risk to the company while reducing overall cost to the company and alleviating business risk.

Ensures the procurement of company materials and supplies, services and investments at the best market conditions for his/her perimeter Responsible for evaluating alternative solutions suggested by new suppliers aimed at the improvement of procurement.
Manage, ad hoc, specific project(s) and/or critical activities related to the procurement function.
Ensure appropriate reporting and documentation to support inspection readiness, compliance and procurement performance

Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and negotiation skills

Ability to influence, drive change, and be extremely diplomatic, demonstrated competencies in problem solving.

Ability to deliver results with cross-functional teams

Global mindset and intercultural awareness

Ability to learn to:
support requestors to format their requirements
forecast the cost to properly establish the budget for a study
provide suppliers market analysis
assess the market in order to identify other potential suppliers, if needed
to comprehend and utilize purchasing principles including finance and legal terms.
selects and recommend a subset of potential suppliers to satisfy the requirements
competitiveness, delivery, regulatory compliance to ensure a proper competitive leverage
define and manage a negotiation plan

Education: MBA graduate with strong internship experience in procurement or pharma industry. 0-2 years experience.