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Category Manager

Company: Alpha Consulting
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

CATEGORY MANAGER NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 100% Onsite. Required Skills: B.S./B.A. in science or engineering required. Minimum of 6-8 years of business experience of relevant industry experience (biopharma, consumer packaging, etc.). Minimum of 5-6 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience or related category domain experience or relevant experience. Minimum of 1-year Pharmaceutical Procurement experience or working directly with Pharmaceutical Procurement teams or relevant experience. Experience leading and participating on cross-functional and/or global teams. Managerial experience including managing teams of senior professionals and establishing performance expectations. Internal stakeholder management, data/information management, category management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills. Procurement process knowledge, contract management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier diversity, supplier management, technology utilization, strategic planning and integrated supply chain experience. Proficient with MS Office especially Excel and PowerPoint. Must be able to provide analytical data/comparisons. Preferred Skills: M.S., M.B.A., M. A, or equivalent master's degree in science, business administration, operations management, engineering, finance, or other technical field. Professional certifications (e.g., CPM, CPIM, CSCP). 3 years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience. Membership in Professional Associations, e.g., ISM. Negotiations experience. Knowledge of the Biologics GMP manufacturing operations and strategic sourcing processes. Project Description: This role focuses on the development of category strategies that define how purchasing will be done for a spend within External Manufacturing, including defining buying channels, purchasing policies, and supplier relationship management program, etc. to ensure reliable, robust, agile, compliant, and cost-effective supply. This role will develop, maintain, and implement a 3-5-year strategic category plan that ensures all projects deliver maximum value. Additionally, this individual is responsible for overseeing the execution of category strategies by multiple cross-functional teams, including sourcing and contracting. This role will assist in the development of and adherence to strategic category management processes and procedures, supplier and category segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, and contract management. This individual is responsible for leading the sourcing, negotiating, contracting, purchasing to leverage buying power and recommend appropriate Procurement strategies and tactics to obtain desired results. This leader must be able to engage technically, operationally, and commercially to understand and enable speed, high quality performance, supply assurance, and risk mitigation. Communication with a broad stakeholder group from scientist to operations and quality teams is critical for this role. This role is expected to ensure close alignment to business priorities and functional objectives. Responsibilities: Develop global category strategies with regional/market variations that define how purchasing will be done for a given spend category. Define buying channels and purchasing policies to drive compliance and adherence to category strategy, with a user-centric approach. Define a supplier relationship management program, including segmentation criteria and a preferred supplier list for a given category. Develop a 3-5-year strategic plan to realize category strategy targets. Ensure clear roles and responsibilities between regional/local resources and global category leads to ensure "one-face" to the business. Lead and/or support major category initiatives within a multi-year plan including end-to-end process optimization, make/buy analysis, and recommendations within a spend category and/or within a major business area. Negotiate supply agreements and facilitate negotiations of other agreements as needed (e.g., CDA's, Quality Agreements, etc.). Develop and manage key category budget owners and functional stakeholders. Champion Procurement training programs to better support business needs. Drive co-ownership of initiatives and accountability based on agreed upon strategies. Work in conjunction with Product Development, External Manufacturing, and Global Procurement Category Leads to develop a preferred supplier strategy and program, and enable speed, supply delivery and responsiveness to Client network. Develop and implement metrics and reporting mechanisms to track category performance. Develop and implement metrics and reporting mechanisms. Encourage cross-market and cross-functional collaboration to take advantage of synergies through effective business partnering and stakeholder management. Support business growth by providing market insights and subject matter expertise to key Business Partners. Ensure excellence in delivery of procurement initiatives that maximize corporate, business, and functional priorities and objectives. Remain current with market trends through relationships with Sourcing Managers, suppliers, and market experts, and ensure compliance to the Client process of gaining access/familiarity with emerging supplier capabilities. Coach and develop cross-functional implementation teams to appropriately execute category strategies globally and regionally. Provide hands-on execution support including negotiating and/or issuing of contracts and purchase orders, obtaining legal review and approval of a contract when required. Execute Supplier Relationship Management priorities by fostering collaborative relationships with highly strategic global/regional suppliers. Identify, build, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, and alliances with select suppliers through Supplier Relationship Development programs. Develop a list of preferred suppliers within a category of spend and manage compliance. Recommend or implement changes to the organization's purchasing, supply management and material usage policies as needed. Measure supplier performance using rating systems or predetermined standards. Ensure highest standards of excellence in category strategies across key capabilities. Assist in implementation of ideas that will optimize Client total cost of ownership for spend categories and support an emerging future pipeline of Continuous Improvement deliverables. Champion effective use of tools and technology to promote efficient delivery of procurement initiatives.This 12+ month position starts ASAP.ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEEJob Types: Full-time, ContractBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Health savings account Referral program Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to FridayWork Location: One location

Keywords: Alpha Consulting, New Brunswick , Category Manager, Executive , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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