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AMRI Procurement Manager in SPRINGFIELD, Missouri

Title: Procurement Manager

Location: US-MO-Springfield

Job Number: 1004166

Procurement Manager in Springfield, Missouri

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Procurement Manager is an integral part of the AMRI team, contributing to our success by being accountable for AMRI’s Procurement performance at our API Manufacturing Site in Springfield, MO. This position has responsibility for all aspects of Operational Procurement, coordinating Project Management of Procurement projects at site and “in country” sourcing and negotiations. The spend managed will cover both direct and indirect goods and services and entail the active engagement of specialist AMRI Procurement resources around the world.

Operational responsibilities include ensuring materials are available for production according to schedule, inventory is minimized and cash management is optimized. Management of Procurement projects requires functional alignment to provide an efficient implementation process for early recognition of savings. Sourcing and negotiations are to be conducted at a country level with local suppliers or as designated by Procurement Management.

The incumbent will also have managerial responsibility for staff and should demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities in order to develop motivate and retain staff.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.

In this role, you will:

  • Perform management responsibilities including, but not limited to: hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the local Procurement operations team, to include policy and process enforcement, personnel management, supplier onboarding, transaction management and fiscal responsibility.

  • Ensure alignment with HR on contingent labor requirements and ensure the proper deployment of all contingent labor policies and requirements.

  • Act as a business partner to internal and external stakeholders and provides a single point of contact for all Procurement operations related questions, feedback, transformations or service escalations in coordination with Global Procurement leadership

  • Develop and maintains effective working relationships with business partners and stakeholders both internal and external

  • Develop, maintain, review and communicate appropriate metrics and key performance indicators and identifies problem areas for root cause and remediation.

  • Compliance with international and local laws governing procurement practices

  • Supports preparation and execution of local compliance and controls initiatives

  • Monitor and execute the end-to-end process related to standard purchase order-based procure to pay process including order placement, monitoring, expediting/de-expediting and invoice issue resolution.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of procurement policies, processes, and systems and ensures compliance with those at the local level.

  • Lead local implementation, change management and adoption of Global Procurement standards, processes and procedures (including delivery of training, local documentation and/or communications as required).

  • Drive continuous improvement and simplification of local procurement processes in alignment with Global Procurement operations

  • Responsible for local audits associated with the procure to pay controls identified in the documented processes

  • Ensure the Past Due purchase orders report is managed effectively to ensure suppliers payment terms are not compromised

  • Manage site cash effectively by ensuring the economic order quantities are appropriate, payment terms are maximized and MRP exception messages (EXDX) are regularly reviewed and executed.

  • Provide support for defined Category Strategies and executed sourcing projects, including resource allocation and management. Collaborates with the Category Management team to ensure sourcing projects are implemented in an effective manner.

  • Manage Supplier Relationships including Performance Management, Risk Management at a country level.

  • Identify new potential suppliers, executes Supplier Selection and conducts Negotiations (country level) according to the prescribed programs and category strategies

  • Negotiate and establish contracts with local suppliers with terms which are favorable to AMRI

  • Perform Contract Management (local suppliers) referring to Legal as required

  • Take action to reduce the administrative burden in Procurement through the elimination or reduction of routine tasks and non value adding activities enabling Procurement staff to focus on increased levels of value-add to the organization

  • Monitor metrics and KPIs to help assess the health and quality of all procurement-related activities on site, ensuring the timely delivery of services and goods, proper alignment with the Organization’s commercial and contractual requirements, mitigation of risk and accurate and timely payment for goods and services.

  • Execute local eSourcing activities including training of suppliers and running events within the guidelines provided.

  • Conduct business with the highest level of integrity ensuring compliance with the AMRI Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.

  • Construct a multiyear program of cost savings initiatives in association with Category Management and communicates those into the GPO savings program for inclusion in the Cost Improvement Program of the company.

  • Execute procurement activities under the direction of Category and Operations Procurement Management.

  • Construct business cases related to plant savings for submission to and recording by the Global Procurement Organization. Assist with the capture of cost savings and avoidance during purchase order placement while ensuring coordination with global and regional contracts

  • Execute other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Qualifications and background to be successful in this role:

Required

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain or Business

  • Demonstrated proficiency in advanced negotiations in region.

  • 5 years experience in Procurement Management

  • Experience of Sourcing within country and well connected to the supply base

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word

  • Exceptional time management, organization and prioritization skills

  • Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Solid working knowledge of in SAP.

  • Must possess the ability to make independent judgments.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to complete assignments.

  • Willingness to travel up to 15% of time

Preferred

  • Degree preferably in Chemistry or Engineering

  • Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences industry experience desirable

All interested applicants must apply online. AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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