Job Details

  • Title: Global Procurement - Sourcing Associate
  • Code: RCI-33857-1/33856/33858
  • Location: Tampa Florida (FL) 33634
  • Posted Date: 11/25/2020
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

  • Facilitating, redlining, and negotiation within parameters permitted by company's Contract Law Support team
  • Collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders, including CLS, Sourcing Excellence, Business Partnering & Strategy, Global Process Owners, and other important cross-functional teams
  • Manage escalations in the contract facilitation process
  • Streamlining and creating efficiency in contracting and legal escalation process for SE

Position Description:

  • Conduct contract facilitation process for highly complex contracts
  • Complete any required pre-transactional steps and prior endorsement, with appropriate risk assessment due diligence
  • Execute contracts in a timely method with appropriate legal support to ensure compliance with company standards
  • Perform appropriate due diligence by assessing risk mitigating options, and identifying business issues
  • Ensure appropriate written guidelines are followed and/or SME input is obtained throughout the process (e.g., privacy, finance, international and domestic taxation, customs and trade, information security, systems quality, software asset management, and other SMEs)
  • Ensure key agreements and contracts are reviewed by peers and superiors to protect and advance the company’s interest
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to enable the procurement contracting process and ensure excellence in contract management
  • Collaborate with company’s Legal in its development, oversight and maintenance of relevant contract templates, fallback and guidance in continually improving an efficient and effective Procurement contracting function
  • Identify points of escalation for Sourcing Excellence (‘SE’) to interface with Strategy, Process & Capabilities, Legal, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., Compliance, Audit, etc.,) regarding contracting and Procurement policy and related operational questions
  • Review key agreements and contracts reviewed to protect and advance the company’s interests
  • Work within the Five Ways of Working among between SE and CLS.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives towards an industry-leading contracting capability within Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Participate in training to provide opportunities for professional development and further expansion of contracting skillsets
  • Ensure thresholds and collaboration between Business, Legal, and other involved parties are clear and well communicated
  • Partner with functional / regional category teams to maintain effective contracting procedures and ensure adherence to regional/global category strategies
  • Collaborate with Global Process Owners

Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Excel (vlookups, pivot tables, formulas etc.), SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint and Access
  • Knowledge and proficiency with SAP, Ariba and other management and financial experience
  • Organization — Ability to manage multiple priorities and resources in a dynamic environment across various departments, and organize complex information.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Critical Thinking — Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Must possess initiative with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attitude & Teamwork– Projects confidence tempered with humility.
  • Must be a team player willing both to steer the team towards success and to fully support the team when others are steering.
  • Problem Sensitivity —Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Recognizes there is a problem and escalates or informs the resources who can address the problem.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Analyzing Data, Drawing Conclusions and Making Decisions/recommendations — Analyzes information and evaluates results to draw conclusions, make data driven decisions and develop actionable recommendations for business units
  • Communication – Shares and collects information, exchanges ideas and openly explores perspectives, and adjusts style and content to each person, audience and circumstance

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • JD or paralegal or equivalent degree
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience including drafting, reviewing and negotiating procurement / business contracts, procurement negotiations (preferably in Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences industries [or other regulated industries])
  • Experience managing cross-functional and/or global teams of contracting and / or procurement professionals and in establishing performance expectations
  • Other Relevant Experience: internal stakeholder management, data/information management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant professional certifications (e.g., CPM, CPIM)
  • 4 years of Pharmaceutical Procurement experience
  • Membership in Professional Associations (e.g., ISM)
  • Experience in procurement