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Manager, Procurement

Company: Curia, Inc.
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Procurement Manager is accountable for Curia's Procurement performance at the assigned regional, country or site level. 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 Curia 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.

  • Performs management responsibilities including, but not limited to: hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.
  • Manages 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.
  • Ensures alignment with HR on contingent labor requirements and ensures the proper deployment of all contingent labor policies and requirements.
  • Acts 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.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with business partners and stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Develops, maintains, reviews and communicates 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
  • Monitors and executes 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.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of procurement policies, processes, and systems and ensures compliance with those at the local level.
  • Leads local implementation, change management and adoption of Global Procurement standards, processes and procedures (including delivery of training, local documentation and/or communications as required).
  • Drives 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
  • Ensures the Past Due purchase orders report is managed effectively to ensure suppliers payment terms are not compromised
  • Manages 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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Manages Supplier Relationships including Performance Management, Risk Management at a country level.
  • Identifies new potential suppliers, executes Supplier Selection and conducts Negotiations (country level) according to the prescribed programs and category strategies
  • Negotiates and establishes contracts with local suppliers with terms which are favorable to Curia
  • Performs Contract Management (local suppliers) referring to Legal as required
  • Acts 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.
  • Executes local eSourcing activities including training of suppliers and running events within the guidelines provided.
  • Conducts business with the highest level of integrity ensuring compliance with the Curia Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
  • Constructs 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.
  • Executes procurement activities under the direction of Category and Operations Procurement Management.
  • Constructs business cases related to plant savings for submission to and recording by the Global Procurement Organization. Assists 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.
  • Travel: 0 - 15% of time

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. -
    Education and/or Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Chemistry or Engineering
    • Recognized Qualification in Procurement, such as CPSM, preferred
    • Leading experience and knowledge in negotiation preparation and execution
    • 5 years' experience in Procurement Management (or 5 years as a Procurement Specialist) preferred
    • Experience of Sourcing within country and well connected to the supply base
    • Strong verbal and written English communication skills including the ability to make effective presentations
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Project and AO or Visio
    • Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences industry experience desirable
    • Effective time management, organization and prioritization skills
    • Process driven approach to problem solving
    • Solid working knowledge of ERP in Oracle or SAP and MRP
    • Ability to make sound independent judgments regularly
    • Demonstrated ability to implement processes to completion
    • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in parallel to conclusion
    • Highly persuasive
    • Practical experience in eSourcing and running eRFP, eRFI, forward and reverse auctions
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to form close, amicable, trusting relationships across businesses, internal functions, and across all levels within an enterprise
    • Practical knowledge and use of analytical techniques in Procurement preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to consistently exceed goals

      U.S. employees of Curia Global Inc. and its subsidiaries (a "Company") must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and provide the Company with proof of vaccination as a condition of their employment except for U.S. employees who request and qualify under applicable law for disability and religious accommodations from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. An applicant who receives an offer of employment from the Company for a position as a U.S. employee will be required to provide proof of vaccination, or to request and receive a disability or religious accommodation that the applicant is entitled to under applicable law, before their first day of employment or any earlier or later deadline specified by the Company in the offer letter. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities and makes employment decisions without regard to an individual's disability or religion or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
      Work Environment:
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
      All interested applicants must apply online. Curia 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.
      This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Keywords: Curia, Inc., Albuquerque , Manager, Procurement, Executive , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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