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Catalog Management Lead

Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

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.

Job Description Global Business Services and Business Optimization

The Global Business Services (GBS) and Business Optimization team 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 Business Optimization 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.

Catalog Management Lead, Manager

• Develop, maintain, and continually improve the supplier catalog enablement roadmap based on current spend, suppliers, category strategy, catalogs, and contract terms.

• As the primary contact for supplier catalog enablement, ensure accurate supplier data collection; devise a strategy and develop a calendar for onboarding of suppliers onto the purchasing system network and development of catalogs.

• Actively collaborate with Category Leads and analyze spend to optimize catalogs.

• Drive deployment of catalogs for Guided Buying and ensure accurate content

• Educate and communicate with internal stakeholders and suppliers regarding catalog enablement process, requirements, timelines, benefits and readiness.

• Lead purchasing system suppliers and catalog enablement teams to meet timelines.

• Develop and monitor process/channel metrics and ensure steady improvement in usage of catalogs and enabled suppliers.

• Gather customer feedback and translate into guided buying improvements

• Coordinate with Buying Channel and Category leads to ensure efficient and effective buying channel development, maintenance, and execution consistent with best practices

• Identifies and leads CI initiatives in partnership with stakeholders

Select Performance Indicators:

• Number of catalogs created/revised

• Categories with enable with catalogs as part of buying channel strategy

• Implemented CI and associated value

• Number of categories with best practice catalogs

Qualifications • Previous experience with enterprise-wide programs with one or more of the following purchasing system modules: P2P, Supplier Information & Performance Management, PO/Invoice Automation, and ERP integration with purchasing system Network (3years+)

• Experience leading supplier and catalog enablement processes (2years+)

• Passion for innovation and improvement for organization systems and procedures

• Broad knowledge of spend management strategies, category management, procurement operational processes, and supplier information & relationship management

• Strong proficiency with transactional purchasing systems catalogs and formats (Catalog Interchange Format ‘CIF’ and Punch-out) (2years+)

• Strong leadership and influence skills that inspire trust, collaboration, and operational excellence

• Strong customer focus and willingness to champion changes in support of overall improvement of the Procurement function

• Strategically oriented, inquisitive, and comfortable with ambiguity

• 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 (2years+)


• University degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience required

Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Biogen, Cambridge , Catalog Management Lead, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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