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Procurement Analyst

  • Location: East Syracuse
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 20 May 2022
  • Job Description:

  • This position will report to a site-based Strategic Sourcing & Procurement leader and will maintain strong alignment to the manufacturing network strategy and initiatives.

  • This role will work directly with manager level cross-functional stakeholders including manufacturing, material sciences, supply chain, category leads and quality to execute direct material procurement related activities.

  • This role will collaborate with a team of professional employees and is expected to bring new and innovative ideas and problem-solving skills while focusing on day-to-day and long-term goals and objectives.

  • This business-critical role will support on site manufacturing operational continuity and requires a strong ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities on a daily basis with minimal guidance.

  • The role requires strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

  • There will be a focus on solving complex issues with a broad perspective - presenting data, conclusions, and best practices in multiple forums at site and network levels.

  • Key Responsibilities

  • This position must comply with all Security guidelines, Environmental, Health and Safety regulations, Training and the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) required by the job function.

  • Ensure continuity of supply for cGMP direct materials for biologics manufacturing at the Devens site. Participate in open order report reviews and conference calls with critical suppliers.

  • Triage and resolve escalations and continuity of supply risks for direct materials assigned. Collaborate with Supply Planning, Biologics Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering & Support,

  • Material Science & Technology and Quality departments to understand part requirements, potential alternatives (parts/suppliers), and other risk mitigation opportunities.

  • Facilitate discussions w/suppliers and key internal stakeholders to mitigate delivery risk.

  • Lead new supplier and part qualification process for assigned materials by collecting documentation from suppliers, requesting quotations, initiating vendor master setups, negotiating, etc.

  • Review and score suppliers in RFP process, provide stakeholder feedback in selection process for new or expanding sources of supply. Participate in standardization of raw materials and

  • consumables across the site and the network to drive efficiencies, cross-site safety stock, cost savings and reduction of business continuity risk.

  • Create initial standard cost for new materials and submit to finance. Understand, create and apply conversion factors for various units of measure in SAP. Create and maintain Procurement

  • SAP Master Data to include ASL, Purchasing Info Records, Outline Agreements, Source Lists, Lead Times, and occasionally process purchase requisitions, purchase orders and order

  • confirmations as a backup. Manage Source List for multi-sourced parts to allow MRP to properly plan and forecast requirements by part and supplier.

  • Identify and manage local suppliers, implement best practices and ensure local perspective inclusion in larger global procurement initiatives. Lead Regional/local sub-category strategy

  • development and execution in conjunction with relevant category lead. Participate in Supplier Relationship Management programs.

  • Develop effective relationships with key suppliers in a way that builds mutual respect, trust and drives performance in a manner consistent with client values and behaviors.

  • Engage with Supplier Quality and Supplier Performance and Development colleagues as needed for supplier quality issues, RMAs, return of materials, complaints, and CAPAs.

  • Achieve and exceed metrics including value beyond savings, purchase price variance (PPV), receipt to promise (RTP), and other relevant KPIs.

  • Continuously evolve KPIs as needed to measure areas needing improvement.

  • Participate in annual budget process for the site operations, working closely with peers, category leaders, site finance, site supply chain, and Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Finance with right first time standard cost analysis. Participate in assigning reason codes to PPV Tool on a monthly basis in Tableau. Provide monthly projections as required.

  • Support cGMP or Finance audit activities, as required, and in alignment with site quality and finance operations.

  • Maintains timely control of documents and data to assure accurate retention of records and audit compliance and governance.

  • Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree preferred.

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in Procurement, Supply Chain and/or Planning. Experience with direct procurement preferred.

  • Lean and Six Sigma experience preferred (ex. yellow, green, blackbelt).

  • Possess exceptional communication skills and be able to communicate to multiple levels within the company and at suppliers.

  • The ideal individual is highly experienced in SAP Procurement module. Additional experience in Supply Chain, MRP Planning and Inventory modules strongly preferred. Proficiency in other ERP systems may be acceptable.

  • Previous experience collaborating cross-functionally and a continuous improvement approach to change.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience using ARIBA desired.

  • Procurement skills such as developing relationships with suppliers, facilitating cross-functional meetings, escalating critical supply issues, and analyzing and reporting on supplier performance.

  • Prior cGMP experience in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and/or medical device industry is highly preferred. Comparable controlled industries may be acceptable.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work cross-functionally as critical member of site team.

  • Strong customer service orientation with excellent analytic, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

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