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Sourcing Excellence Head

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.

Sourcing Excellence Head, Director

• Member of Procurement COE and operations leadership team

• Ensure Procurement COE and operations leadership understands priorities and needs for sourcing excellence. 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 CI initiatives in partnership with stakeholders

• Drives the development of the sourcing and category management frameworks in support of procurement functional strategy.

• Ensures consistency and adherence to procurement processes aligned with leading practices and Biogen standards.

• Responsible for the development and leadership of the COE, which includes Training, Supplier Risk and Relationship Management, and Category Management expertise.

• Supports and maintains the tools, dashboards, data and processes for supplier risk and relationship management, spend analytics, category management and sourcing.

• Drive knowledge sharing and development of leading practices within procurement

• Establish Supplier and Category Management templates to be used across the procurement organization

• Partners with category managers to continually improve category performance and value generation

• This role reports to the Senior Director, Procurement Operations and COE Lead and manages a team of over 20 people.

Performance Indicators:

• Implemented CI and associated value

• Organizational health metrics and action plan implementation

Qualifications • Strong global leadership & influence skills that inspire trust, collaboration, operational excellence (5 years+)

• Passion for innovation and improvement for organization systems and procedures.

• Strong customer focus and willingness to champion changes

• Demonstrated awareness of operating trends and leading practices.

• Strategically oriented, inquisitive, and comfortable with ambiguity

• Strong executive presence demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills with ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders.

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor messages to the given audience. Can present information in a clear and concise manner

• Recognized inside and outside of Biogen for depth and breadth of procurement knowledge

• Ability to act in a consultative role

• Strong collaboration and influencing skills with ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders

• Ability to lead through change and ambiguity effectively in a fast-paced and challenging environment

• Excellent interpersonal, motivational and leadership skills that inspires trust and collaboration

• Strong program management acumen with ability to plan across projects, assign resources, manage progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team members (5 years+)

Education:

• University degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience required; advanced/graduate degree preferred.

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

Keywords: Biogen, Cambridge , Sourcing Excellence Head, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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