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Sr. Director, Supply Chain Category Leader - Global Procurement

Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 16, 2020

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Senior Director Supply Chain Management Jobs in Cambridge, MA. Jobs. Jobs. Interviews. Biogen3.9?. Sr. Director, Supply Chain Category Leader - Global Procurement. Hiring SurgeThis company is in a hiring surge in response to COVID-19. Job. Company. Rating. Reviews. Location. Company Description. null. Job Description. The Company. At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. One of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen was founded in 1978 and today has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis, has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is focused on advancing neuroscience research programs in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, MS and neuroimmunology, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, acute neurology, neurocognitive disorders, pain, and ophthalmology. Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics.. Global Business Services. The Global Business Services (GBS) is a newly formed organization established to transform Biogen’s business processes to set a platform to scale global operations, fuel commercial growth and the innovation pipeline. Further, GBS will provide further value by developing and delivering a suite of business solutions and support services that are valued by internal customers. GBS will deliver services by leveraging a global delivery model, operational transparency and metrics, leveraging global best practices, and a service-oriented process improvement culture. All solutions will be supported by strong business cases and ultimately monitored for the effectiveness and efficiency against benchmarks and service level agreements.. The vision of GBS at Biogen is to be recognized as a world-class Global Business Services organization driven by the desire for excellence in its people, business solutions, execution and partnerships with internal customers.. The GBS team will champion building a continuous improvement culture that other parts of the organization will recognize and seek out for business support. We are developing a performance-based culture supported by tools, training, and well-defined accountability, where people can build their career or prepare for a role in the wider business or elsewhere within GBS. We seek individuals who can enhance our team with their knowledge, skills, innovation, collaboration and “can do” attitude.. The Position. The Supply Chain Category Leader, Global Procurement is a newly created global leadership role created to lead the evolution of our Supply Chain organization, balancing the operational costs against effective service delivery. This role is a member of Procurement leadership team representing a supply chain family of global categories.. This individual will be responsible for building a team to develop the Biogen’s Supply Chain strategy in support of the company’s supply chain services vision. The Supply Chain Category Leader should be a visionary who can advise and the influence the team on best practices (policy, governance, strategic planning, operating models, and processes etc.). The ability to forge relationships, work cross functionally, generate opportunities and drive new initiatives will be essential.. This position may be located in either Cambridge, MA or RTP, North Carolina locations.. Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:. • Lead procurement of supply chain categories – Direct Materials, Contract Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering services and Distribution and Logistics – from strategy to execution. • Ensure Procurement leadership understands priorities and needs for categories under responsibility. Make recommendations to leadership from a customer standpoint, by aggregating the voice of the internal customer.. • Ensures resourcing and bandwidth to meet the business needs. • Identifies and champions continuous improvement (CI) initiatives in partnership with stakeholders. Category Management:. • Accountable to lead a supply chain family of global categories and category leaders to develop and implement category strategies. • Accountable for performance managing and continually improving category strategies. • Support globalization of processes to drive efficiency, leverage, and savings in partnership with International Procurement Lead. • Coaches direct reports to lead cross-functional teams using spend data analytics, market research, benchmarks, and cost modeling to identify and leverage high value opportunities that deliver innovative and sustainable value, operational efficiencies and risk mitigation to the business. • Partners with executive stakeholders to build relationships that facilitate realization of business value and savings. Sourcing:. • Ensures team has strong sourcing, negotiating and contracting strategies to achieve category goals. • Ensure category analysts and procurement operations are aligned to category strategy/plan to maximum value. Supplier Management:. • Accountable for supplier management activities include issue resolution. Ensuring the appropriate level of oversight, direction, development, and compliance to contracted terms based on the defined criteria. Stakeholder Management:. • Responsible for supply chain stakeholder management by working collaboratively and representing all procurement – direct, indirect, strategic and transactional activities – to the respective businesses.. Performance Indicators:. • Value creation including savings. • Spend under category management. • Category performance metrics (from category plan). • Sourcing events planned v. executed. • Diversity spend. • Innovation projects, value created from supply base. • Customer satisfaction and business partner feedback. • Implemented CI and associated value. • Supplier performance. • Organizational health metrics and action plan implementation. Qualifications. The Candidate Profile. The ideal candidate will be a charismatic, collaborative leader who can articulate a vision, set direction and engage and motivate others to achieve outstanding results. This individual must be able to engage and influence other functions and key stakeholders in a collaborative manner to achieve the required outcomes. S/He must combine a strong strategic focus with natural analytical skills and project execution capability that has been acquired and developed in a complex, international environment.. Qualifications. • Minimum 12 years+ of experience in progressively more responsible leadership roles within a multinational, FDA regulated (med device, pharma or other FDA regulated) organizations.. • Experience should include:. o Accomplished in category management (10 years+) and have subject expertise for category (7 years+). o Deep experience with negotiation of contract and commercial terms and conditions and the ability to coach others (10 years+). o Strong global leadership and influence skills with the ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders (7 years+). o Strong project management skills with ability to plan tasks, assign resources, manage progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team members across multiple projects concurrently (7 years+). o Must have people management experience in supply chain, and preferably in supply chain procurement. • Excellent interpersonal, motivational and leadership skills that inspires trust and collaboration. • Communicates and influences effectively, with the ability to motivate and influence others inside and outside of own function. • Ability to deal with change and ambiguity effectively in a flexible, fast-paced and challenging environment. • Experience in coaching process and cost improvement spanning strategy through operational excellence.. • Must be sensitive to and can manage cross culturally. Ability to manage conflict and pressure by effectively facilitating healthy interaction, discourse and decision making that builds consensus and alignment. • Proven ability to see a vision and gain alignment across the organization with exceptional impacting and influencing skills. • Must possess outstanding communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work with enterprise-wide information systems. • Strong experience and expertise with change management. • Empathy – able to carry the tough messages with dignity, class and understanding of potential impact on others. • Strategic thinker and visionary with an equal passion to implement and execute.. • High level of business acumen and be able to communicate broader procurement vision/mission to the team and stakeholders. • Must demonstrate a passion for, and proven success in, driving continuous process improvement. Lean and Six Sigma training and/or certification is a decided plus.. • Demonstrates strategic enterprise thinking, finding innovative ways to serve patients, and build trust, reputation and business.. • Creates the environment that inspires and enables people to collaborate and move the organization forward. • Focuses on the few priorities and delivers superior results.. • Track record of elevating the capabilities of an organization. Characteristics. The successful candidate will bring commitment and a positive attitude to everything they do and will be passionate about the success and growth of the Company, business, and the team. Also:. • Ability to live the Company's values.. • A high level of intellectual curiosity and the ability to grasp pertinent details, recognize subtleties, critically analyze data, and successfully solve problems.. • Sound judgment with a blend of intelligence, common sense, and a knowledge and understanding of people. An individual who can successfully engender trust and loyalty, does the right thing, and can foster an environment of open communication.. • Ability to communicate well with all levels of stakeholders, both internally and externally.. • High level of self-initiative with a strong sense of urgency, accountability, resiliency, persistence and tenacity.. • Management presence with credibility and the ability to lead through influence and accomplishments while blending together diverse ideas, opinions, and perspectives across a wide range of people.. • Passionate and focused, but still have fun and deliver results.. • Demonstrates ethics, integrity and trust while acting with courage and candor.. • Someone who asks questions and reaches conclusions based on facts and objectivity. Always willing to acknowledge and value other people’s views and explain the why behind decisions.. Education:. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Chemical Engineering and/or Pharmaceutical Manufacturing or other relevant discipline. An advanced degree and/or certification is highly preferred. MBA is a plus.. Additional Information. The Supply Chain Category Leader, Global Procurement is a newly created global leadership role created to lead the evolution of our Supply Chain organization, balancing the operational costs against effective service delivery. This role is a member of Procurement leadership team representing a supply chain family of global categories.. Get alerts to jobs like this, to your inbox.

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