Strategic Sourcing Manager

Illumina   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


8 - 10 years

Posted 395 days ago

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and negotiate new product development NRE budgets with outsourced development suppliers and contract manufacturers.
  • Manage and negotiate product production costs (materials, labor, overhead, margins, etc.) with suppliers to drive the best results for Illumina while ensuring all quality and product requirements are met.
  • Drive RFQs and strategic sourcing activities for new products as requested.
  • Manage design and development partners and suppliers during the development phase to strengthen relationship and ensure continuity of supply while reducing business risks. 
  • Develop metrics and drive supplier business reviews to drive schedule adherence, supplier process improvements, attainment of cost targets, assurance of supply, etc.  
  • Negotiate development agreements, statements of work, and supply agreements achieving favorable terms that mitigate business risks and protect Illumina’s IP while reducing product cost and inventory levels.
  • Deliver project status and financialreporting as needed
  • Ensure timely availability of new product manufacturing capacity as production demands scale up over time.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.

Preferred Educational Background:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or a related field.
  • Prefer MBA candidates

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities Required:

  • Must have over 7 years proven ability in overall Supply Chain process development, project management and execution.
  • Must have international experience managing suppliers and outsourced development partners
  • Experience with Contract Manufacturing (CM) and Outsourced Design and Manufacturing (ODM) partners
  • Strategic thinker; anticipates and develops business opportunities and priorities for future action while also executing on concrete business objectives
  • Customer focused, very responsive, and action oriented to meet business needs while maintaining a positive, professional outlook.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time; both domestic and international
  • Strong analytical skills that allow the successful candidate to extract core data from a variety of sources, draw conclusions and insights, and translate those insights into actions.
  • Ability to deal effectively with pressure, multiple tasks, deadlines, and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Aptitude to multi-task and lead projects / negotiations.
  • Ability to work and interact with all departments within Illumina
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo with sound rationale
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).