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Randstad Category Manager, Indirect Materials Biotech in North Billerica, Massachusetts

Category Manager, Indirect Materials Biotech

job details:

  • location:North Billerica, MA

  • salary:$100,000 - $130,000 per year

  • date posted:Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • experience:Experienced

  • job type:Permanent

  • reference:S_873624

  • questions:leslie.thompkins@randstadusa.com978-671-8450

job description

Category Manager, Indirect Materials Biotech

As Category Manager - Indirect Materials, you will be responsible for implementing category strategies and managing a portfolio of spend. This key position is responsible for leading sourcing initiatives with functional business partners across the organization. As a key link between Internal Stakeholder Groups, Procurement & Sourcing, and External Suppliers, the role holder is accountable for understanding key business drivers and ensuring that operational requirements are fulfilled. You should be experienced in cross-functional collaboration, and use of strategic sourcing best practices to maximize value in terms of cost savings/avoidance, demand management, risk reduction, supplier performance, and contract management. The role holder conducts internal and external spend and market analyses, identifies opportunities, leads sourcing teams, negotiates contracts and manages key supplier relationships. The role holder is an energetic, flexible team player capable of forming strong relationships throughout the entire organization, in addition to successfully leveraging resources, processes and tools to achieve desired outcomes.

Scope includes management and development of external spend in the following categories; Information Technology, Logistics, Consulting, Travel and Fleet, Business Services, & Site Services


Lead strategic sourcing initiatives with internal business partners for specific functional areas

Ensure implementation of strategies in a coordinated way across the Organization

Lead supplier selection and recommendation activities including qualitative and quantitative analysis, selection criteria, long and short lists, RFI and RFP development and analysis

Maintain external marketplace awareness, related to trends within responsibility scope and sourcing best practices

Utilize benchmark pricing tools to support negotiations and lead commercial negotiations with suppliers

Understand the legal, technical, and commercial aspects of agreements

Manage key relationships with suppliers to ensure the realization of valuethis includes conducting regular business reviews, maintaining open lines of communication, and conflict resolution when necessary

Establish KPIs, customizing as appropriate for highest complexity categories

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Bachelor's degree required

  • 5-7 years' experience in indirect materials strategic sourcing/category management in Life Science/Pharmaceutical related industry

  • Skills in conflict resolution and negotiation

  • Excellent communicator, politically persuasive, and demonstrated skills in collaboration

  • Category Strategy development/deployment experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in ERP platforms. Experience with procurement related business systems (i.e. Contract Management Systems, Ariba, etc..). Strong spend analytics capability, and ability to segment commodity data to prioritize business opportunities.

  • Exceptional contract management and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects of various diverse scopes in a cross-functional environment

  • Proven ability to manage change while work across organizational boundaries

  • Non-routine overnight travel based on business need








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