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Co-op: Procurement

Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company 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. Together, our employees create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for our patient population.---

We at Biogen are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that---reflects---the communities where we operate and the patients who we serve.---We are focused on strengthening our foundation to advance our overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy and, most importantly, ensure all our employees feel included.

As an intern or co-op at Biogen, you can expect to be placed on a real project, under the guidance of experience professionals and subject matter experts who are invested in your career and academic growth. We also ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to build your network, learn more about our organization through weekly lunch and learns led by leaders from across the company, and join us for several fun events.

Job Description

This application is for a 6-month student role from July - December 2022. Resume review begins in January 2022.

The IT Sourcing Team at Biogen is responsible for ensuring optimal value in our acquisition of third-party technology and services, supporting the teams providing Biogen's information technology through their comprehensive review of available offerings, commercial and contract negotiations, and ongoing supplier relationship management. IT Sourcing works cross-functionally with subject-matter experts across Biogen to ensure best fit and address risks, while driving continuous process improvement.

IT Sourcing is becoming more embedded in the IT Functions through its work and are working to formalize and enhance specialized sourcing approaches in the technology domain. We have an opportunity for a talented individual to work with our team, learn the IT Sourcing process in a support role, shadow, and in practice, while gathering requirements and best practices, improving documentation and training materials, and exploring tools to drive efficiencies.

Position Description

Detailed description of role including but not limited to:

  • Providing research, analysis, and operational support to Senior Sourcing Managers as they work Technology leadership and their teams to create alignment and develop strategic relationships.
  • Scope, structure, research, and draft presentations, documentation, instructions, and templates for best practices for use in the Source-to-Pay process.
  • Partner with Procurement Strategic Operations team to incorporate strategic sourcing tools that drive continuous improvement and optimize quality into the sourcing process.
  • Work with IT Functional leaders and the Project Portfolio Management Office on select engagements to drive the procurement lifecycle from supplier selection (RFPs/RFI's) to final legal contract execution.
  • Proactively conduct market-intelligence activities
    • Perform industry, supply market, and supply chain research/analytics
    • Uncover trends and best practices in category sourcing and outsourcing
    • Share knowledge, insight, and advice in a way that contributes to long-term business strategies
    • Research current spending and solutions to identify demand management opportunities and incorporate them into appropriate strategies
    • Explore available data and process management solutions to reduce manual and duplicative processes, improve visibility and create lift for the Sourcing Team
      Qualifications

      To participate in the Biogen Internship Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
      • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
      • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
      • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
        Additional Qualifications
        • Proficiency in Word, Excel &PowerPoint, and ability to quickly learn new tools
        • Excellent interpersonal skills and an entrepreneurial mindset
        • Strong analytical skills, able to organize and interpret data to support effective strategies
        • Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to shift priorities and manage changing demands with a sense of urgency
        • Ability to provide clear and concise documentation and communications
          Education

          Minimum: Bachelor of Science candidate in Business, Management, Legal Studies or related field.

          Additional Information

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

Keywords: Biogen, Cambridge , Co-op: Procurement, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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