Director, Direct Procurement

Pacira Pharmaceuticals   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


11 - 15 years

Posted 165 days ago

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At Pacira Pharmaceuticals, controlling postsurgical pain is the key to improving patient outcomes. Our in-depth knowledge of the needs of the postsurgical pain market, coupled with our passion for delivering improved patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results. Pacira Pharmaceuticals currently has an opening for a Director, Direct Procurement.

The Director, Direct Procurement will be responsible for designing, implementing and tracking sourcing strategies for direct and indirect goods, including capital projects, pre-clinical lab supplies, packaging, and logistics, at the Science Center manufacturing and research site. The position will ensure the execution of sourcing strategies and tactical support with a focus on continuous improvement and excellent business support.

· Provide leadership and Procurement methodology to deliver value to the company strategy in close collaboration with business partners

· Ensure compliance with global policies and processes in close collaboration with Sr Director, Procurement

· Develop and implement Procurement value roadmap by identifying, implementing, and monitoring Procurement opportunities with Business partners

· Leverage strong influencing skills to establish sourcing role at site and align project objectives and targets with business partners

· Develop and implement appropriate KPI’s to measure both supplier and functional effectiveness

· Review contracts for responsible areas of spend and act as an expert resource for planning and leading negotiations

· Measure and track internal performance within each spend category by tracking forecasted vs actual savings and budget impact for portfolio of categories

· Deliver procurement value including all agreed upon cost savings and cost avoidance goals

· Oversee the vendor assessment process, new supplier qualifications and serve as liaison to vendors

· Perform supplier assessment risk and implement risk mitigation strategy such as sourcing alternate suppliers for active pharmaceutical ingredients

· Ensure seamless P2P process with compliance by business partners and constantly strive to improve and streamline processes with other functions such as Finance and Legal

· Review capital projects and spending requests to ensure alignment with budget and corporate strategy

· Ensure timely execution on all purchasing requests

· Ensure SOX 404 compliance for purchasing processes

Education and Experience:

· BA/BS in Business, Science, Engineering, Finance or Operations related field

· Graduate Degree in Business preferred

· APICS, CPM, and/or NAPM certificate or other procurement certificates a plus

· 10+ years of strategic sourcing experience

· Industry experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, and/or bio technology

· Experience with direct and indirect goods and services spend in a GMP manufacturing

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Demonstrated ability to lead in a cross-functional team environment

· Procurement skills including Category Management, Project Management and Supplier Relationship Management

· Highly motivated, results focused and act with a high sense of urgency

· Skilled in use of Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

· Knowledge of GAAP/SOX and an understanding of internal accounting controls

· Up to 15% travel to other company sites and/or vendors