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Sourcing Associate

  • Location: Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 10 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 19 August 2021

​​​Job Description:

  • Facilitating, redlining, and negotiation within parameters permitted by CLIENT 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 complex contracts

  • o Complete any required pre-transactional steps and prior endorsement, with appropriate risk assessment due diligence

  • o Execute contracts in a timely method with appropriate legal support to ensure compliance with company standards

  • o Perform appropriate due diligence by assessing risk mitigating options, and identifying business issues

  • o 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)

  • o Ensure key agreements and contracts are reviewed by peers and superiors to protect and advance the companys interest

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to enable the procurement contracting process and ensure excellence in contract management

  • o 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

  • o Review key agreements and contracts reviewed to protect and advance the companys interests

  • o Work within the Five Ways of Working among between SE and CLS.

  • Lead initiatives towards an industry-leading contracting capability within Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

  • o Participate in training to provide opportunities for professional development and further expansion of contracting skillsets

  • o Ensure thresholds and collaboration between Business, Legal, and other involved parties are clear and well communicated

  • o Partner with functional / regional category teams to maintain effective contracting procedures and ensure adherence to regional/global category strategies

  • o 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:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher with focus on contract law, or experienced paralegal

  • 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

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

ASK Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.