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Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing Animal Health Global Supplier Management, API Category
As part of the API and Drug Product Category team, the Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing leads global strategic sourcing to ensure compliant and cost competitive active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) supply to MSD Animal Health Manufacturing.
The Associate Director plays a leadership role in the development of global sourcing strategies, category management, contract management, risk management and stakeholder management within this category.
Duties and Responsibilities :
People leadership- May lead and be responsible for direct reports. Expected to lead and influence peers, as appropriate, in the leadership of projects or other initiatives (for example, cross functional team members on a sourcing project team).
Procurement Leadership :
Leads development, recommendation / presentation, and implementation leadership of category sourcing strategies and ensures alignment, compliance and delivery of business requirements / needs.
Collaborates with Supplier Relationship Managers to support their needs form a strategic souricng perspective.
Project Management :
Leads strategic sourcing projects (using an established sourcing management process) to establish sources of supply via market intelligence gathering and analysis, competitive sourcing events (RFIs, RFP / RFQs), costs analyses, strategic analyses, due diligence / compliance assessments, and contract negotiations.
Leads cross-functional sourcing teams (key manufacturing support functions) to execute sourcing projects
Proactive Cost Management : Leads development, negotiation, and implementation of cost savings projects
Stakeholder Engagement / Management : Leads engagement with the business stakeholders (at same organizational level or one to two levels above and across manufacturing support functions such Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Legal) across the world in support of strategic sourcing and relationship management.
Strategy Development / Implementation : Create breakthrough strategies which deliver quick wins and generate legitimate business value. Drive innovation.
Continuous Improvement : Ensure that every supplier relationship is established with intent of future continuous improvement, and to lead and manage the measurement and review process to ensure delivery of expectations.