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Sourcing Manager - R&D

Location: 

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Supply Chain
Job ID:  69164

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?

 

 

 

 

The Sourcing Manager – R&D will provide procurement support to our Pre-Clinical Research and Early Drug Discovery operations in the Boston, MA area. Our dynamic Purchasing Organization is part of UCB Global Purchasing and is instrumental in delivering value to our customers and stakeholders driving breakthrough strategic sourcing projects and contributing to the overall transformation of UCB into a patient-centric biopharmaceutical leader.

 

You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Contribute to the development of the Global Sourcing category and execute US leg of such global category.
  • Source and run competitive bidding process for designated spend areas in line with the Global Purchasing Strategy for a given category.
  • Lead tactical sourcing work in line with category strategy
  • Identify repetitive buys as candidates for frame contracts and/or catalogs. Directs country requisitions to frame contracts and/or catalogs & other procurement solutions where available.

 

You will contribute by:

  • Delivers individual annual savings targets and other Purchasing metrics.
  • Establishes good working relationship with internal scientists and other stakeholders.
  • Ensures that all relevant contractual documentation is handled as per the defined Contract Management Process.
  • Identifies non-added value processes or administrative work and suggest improvements.

 

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of purchasing experience supporting pre-clinical research operations in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrated affinity with commercial & science sourcing challenges and good negotiation skills.
  • Strong team player but able to work independently.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities within established timeframe.
  • Experience in a multicultural environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge Microsoft Office and SAP (SRM), Ariba.
  • Entrepreneurial mind set, out of the box thinker, change agent and accelerator.
  • Seeks opportunities and takes initiative with follow through to execution.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passionate about Biopharma science and industry.
  • Persevering, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial mindset combined with a strong sense of responsibility, ethics and flexibility.
  • Occasional business-related overnight travel (up to 20%) required.

 

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.

 

 

 

 

About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

 

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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