Procurement Manager I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 09/21/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Procurement Job Number: 4850

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.


  • The Associate Sourcing/Procurement Manager will provide Operational Procurement and Sourcing support to leadership of the department at the South San Francisco Site, and manage a small category of Facilities Services. 

The program/project management role of this individual will include supporting special projects, maintaining departmental project portfolio, maintaining documentation integrity, managing established processes and infrastructure, interfacing with team members and stakeholders, and keeping track of project status and savings achieved.  The category management role of this individual will include managing a Facilities Services category lifecycle and being the liaison for supplier and stakeholder relationship management.  

This individual will apply a complete understanding of the theories and concepts that address a broad range of difficult problems by collaborating with cross-functional teams at a global level, to implement optimal total-cost-of-ownership sourcing solutions and robust project management skills within prescribed timelines.  This individual will exhibit and act with integrity by maintaining compliance with internal policies, procedures, and all regulatory and governmental regulations and laws.   

Some domestic and international travel (< 10%) to Company and supplier sites may be required. 

This position will take a leadership role in providing: 

Collaborate with other members of Global Facilities Procurement (GFP), Global Pharma Procurement (GPP), and Site Procurement to identify strategic procurement opportunities for the Site(s) Work independently yet collaboratively with other functional groups within Global Pharma Procurement (GPP) and Site Procurement to coordinate and facilitate needs of the Site(s) Serve as a change agent who supports and influences the business in an effort to create value and efficiencies for the Site and Roche network Evaluate savings opportunities in partnership with key business partners and stakeholders and maximize the value of third-party services In conjunction with GFP, develop Sourcing plans for assigned categories in alignment with the Pharma Business and Corporate goals and objectives Identify and introduce best practices in the Procurement processes and within the site 

Functional Roles  &  Responsibilities

The Associate Sourcing/Procurement Manager works with limited direction and guidance and exercises sound business judgment and acumen by leveraging and implementing project management, sourcing, and procurement methodologies that include outlining options and recommending alternative scenarios to meet business priorities. 

Program/Project Management

Support special projects by scheduling meetings, setting up conferences, and tracking open issues for follow up and resolution Manage the departmental project portfolio and ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of project objectives Manage key departmental documentation such as factbase, sourcing strategies, SOPs, etc. 

Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for various databases (SAP, FilemakerPro, Livelink, SharePoint) and reporting tools, with ability to integrate data and generate meaningful analysis to enable management decisions Coordinate Procurement activities with the Site Leadership and GFP/GPP organizations Provide additional ad hoc project/program management support, as defined by manager





Education and/or on-the-job experience 

  • Demonstrate industry knowledge, skills in cost analysis, modeling, purchase price cost analysis, and identifying competitive benchmarks Proficiency with advanced procurement methodologies and sourcing approaches and techniques Project management / Program management: Demonstrated ability in leading complex projects to successful and on-time completion Highly effective at initiating and leading cross-functional teams by building internal and external relationships that create alignment Demonstrates business acumen with experience in multiple business sectors Risk and financial analysis skills and the ability to interpret and utilize key financial data Ability to operate and execute effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and challenging deadlines Process-oriented with strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving capabilities Excellent written and verbal communication, influencing, and persuasion skills Demonstrates a sense of urgency and proactive approach that is results-focused Working knowledge of SAP preferred Fluent English language written  &  spoken (second language desirable) Fundamental understanding of the Facilities Services category areas 

Industry-specific knowledge, skills,  &  abilities 

Thorough knowledge of the business, markets, regulations in the biopharmaceutical industry International experience and market knowledge preferred 

Functional/ process/ job-related knowledge, skills,  &  abilities 

Knowledgeable/Skilled in Procurement processes and disciplines including spend and category management Knowledgeable in the Sourcing Process Ability to work across multiple Business Partners, sites, cultures and matrix/virtual teams Knowledgeable in lean innovation techniques and process improvement (six sigma) Demonstrated competencies in the following:


o building strong cross-functional relationships so that the team reaches alignment o establishing and building successful relationships both internally and externally o planning skills, leading, and structuring negotiations o time management and organizational skills o developing risk analysis, total cost analysis, and financial modeling o change management as well as versatility in responding to change o strategic agility with ability to take a process or project into implementation 

Strong business and team leadership and strategic agility; strategic thinker with superior financial acumen.  Demonstrated expertise in developing risk analysis, total cost analysis and financial modeling Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills to be able to engage and manage expectations of senior management. 

Ability to operate and execute effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and challenging deadlines 



  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of related experience, Procurement Certification preferred
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