Strategic Supplier Management is a rigorous, data-driven methodology that relies upon high-quality market intelligence for suppliers (and associated performance), supply markets, and supply chains, and strategic analysis and reporting of internal business requirements, supplier performance, spend, and savings data. This role will support several facets of Animal Health – Global Supplier Management, specifically Sourcing & Procurement (both category, and site) and Supplier Development & Performance Management. The successful candidate: prepares and conducts market intelligence gathering and strategic analysis; pre-negotiation planning; RFIs, RFP/Qs, and e-auctions; quotation analysis and cost modeling; and financial solvency analysis, risk assessments, FCPA verification, and other compliance / due diligence assessments; supplier performance monitoring and problem resolution; budget planning process support and ongoing spend, savings, and compliance metrics reporting.
Intern Positions are available in each of the following Animal Health – Global Supplier Management functions:
Direct Materials Sourcing & Procurement: is responsible for the development and implementation of all supplier management strategies and initiatives, driving improvements in cost, supplier performance, and working capital, in support of manufacture and supply of Animal Health products.
Indirect Sourcing & Operations: is responsible for conducting strategic sourcing initiatives across the following categories for all divisions and functions of the company – Marketing, Travel & Meetings (Sourcing & Operations), Logistics, Technology, Corporate Services, Site Services, Fleet (Sourcing & Operations) and Externalization.
Research and Development Sourcing & Procurement: is responsible for conducting strategic sourcing initiatives in support of drug discovery and development within Animal Health Research & Development.
- Responsible for supporting strategic and operating objectives for the sourcing & procurement function, ensuring maximization of the capabilities to execute sourcing & procurement strategies and solutions, established supply lines to support budget and growth plans.
- Responsible for supporting and executing operating objectives for the sourcing & procurement function, with key activities including, but not limited to: services sourcing, supply risk management, supplier performance improvement, cost reduction, supplier diversity development, working capital improvement, and supplier relationship management.
- Implement sourcing & procurement efforts and execute tactical procurement processes. Serve as a resource regarding processes, procedures, and systems for sourcing & procurement function.
- Support selection of suppliers to ensure appropriate savings and service levels. Ensure that all legal contract requirements are met. Manage relationships with external contacts to ensure optimal team performance and to take appropriate actions by implementing contract negotiation, communication with suppliers, and/or modifying procedures to ensure customer satisfaction.
- Serve as an operational and technical resource for all AH-GSM in the communication and resolution of purchasing systems issues; negotiate a successful resolution to problems or concerns; educate customers about process and technology of supplier management functions. Work with AH-GSM colleagues to ensure compliance with global standards.
- Enforce compliance with all AH-GSM policies and procedures by using a data-driven business case approach.
- Provide support for the Supplier Diversity & Development Program and engage in goal establishment, action planning, and financial/quantitative reporting, as required.
Additional responsibilities are as follows:
- Supplier and Supply Market Analysis – To conduct rigorous market intelligence and detailed supplier and supply market analyses, to provide deep and meaningful insight to Sourcing teams.
- Cost Modeling / Cost reduction – To construct detailed cost models/purchase price analysis of goods and services that are supplied to our company. At times, this will require supplier visits to create a complete understanding of the cost structure of suppliers and develop cost reduction opportunities.
- Supplier Performance Management – supplier performance monitoring, root cause investigation, issue management, risk assessment, and mitigation
- Strategic Analysis – To conduct up to six types of project analysis which transforms the information gathered from 1) and 2) above into insightful, well-structured breakthrough options and opportunities. Examples include Portfolio Analysis, Supplier Referencing, and Day One Sourcing.
- Financial Analysis & Reporting – To prepare analysis and reporting of category spend, savings, compliance, and other metrics data on a monthly basis. To support the annual budget/profit planning process for the category at the global level. To maintain financial reporting and management systems (including SAP) with up-to-date data on an ongoing basis.
- Negotiation Planning – To create detailed pre-negotiation plans, lead and participate in any prolonged negotiation sessions with suppliers, and to conduct post-negotiation debriefs and follow-through plans.
- Sourcing – To create and execute RFIs, RFPs, and e-Auctions, together with subsequent structured information analysis wherever possible using electronic procurement processes.
- Risk Assessment and Mitigation – To conduct an effective risk assessment (including Financial Solvency Analysis, compliance with FCPA, Business Partner Code of Conduct, etc.) and establish appropriate risk mitigation plans within the supply base pursuant to Manufacturing Division’s risk management framework.
- Category Team Membership – To be an active member of one or more category teams using the techniques and content created in above as input in the creation of breakthrough strategies delivering cost reduction targets.
- Sharing of Learning’s – The incumbent will be expected to generate work of world-class quality and share and transfer this to colleagues throughout AH-GSM.
Required Education & Experience
- Candidates must be currently in sophomore or junior level curriculum, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in business (such as Finance or Management), Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Market Research, or a Science-related discipline (Engineering, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Bioengineering).
- Candidates must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S.
Preferred Experience & Skills
- Candidates should have prior pharmaceutical industry experience or any fortune 500 company experience is helpful but not required
- Candidates should have knowledge of MS Office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word
- Candidates should have strong personal character and ethics
- Candidates should have superior interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels
- Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to make clear and concise presentations
- Candidates should have excellent Academic Achievement
- Candidates should have strong data collection, analysis and reporting, and project management skills
- Candidates should be a good team player and ability to work independently with a passion to solve problems and a drive for results
- Candidates should be quick learners and motivated to cultivate technical, business, and commercial skills by applying their knowledge within our company’s environment
- Candidates should have a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to deal with ambiguous and dynamic situations
- Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high-quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.