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Manager of Strategic Sourcing

Reference Number: 3049
Location: CA

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Manager of Strategic Sourcing.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Leads the Master Specification project to reduce local specs and harmonize raw material requirements across company locations.  This position will lead the project for US working closely with EU commodity teams.
  • Directly manages Commodity Teams (direct reports).
  • Creates / Modifies / Owns Raw Material Specifications including Master Specifications used globally.
  • Identifies, communicates, and mitigates supplier compliance issues; helps to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Manages global process improvement projects.
  • Owns and resolves supplier related CAPA(s). Analyzes supplier related defect data to determine root cause.
  • Understands and assures conformance to regulations for suppliers. May interface with regulators during inspections.
  • Interacts frequently with subordinate supervisors and functional peer group managers.
  • Utilizes the Global Supplier Quality Trackwise System (GSQTS) for maintaining Supplier Quality Records.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry or Biology preferred.
  • Biologics / Biosimilars contract manufacturing or operations experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing, R&D or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience directly managing teams including Quality Professionals.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and directly lead others.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable procedures, specifications, regulations and standards.
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to respond to customers in a timely manner.
  • Good interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills.
  • Actively demonstrates leadership expectations to build relationships across functional boundaries at multiple levels internally and externally.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3049. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.