Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Rockville, MD,
Company Description We are currently developing voclosporin, an
investigational therapy, for the treatment of lupus nephritis (LN)
and other proteinuric diseases. We are also advancing voclosporin
ophthalmic solution (VOS), a topical formulation, for the treatment
of dry eye syndrome (DES). And we are actively hunting for other
innovative drugs which have the potential to change the lives of
people with rare autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
Job Description We are seeking a Director, Strategic Sourcing &
Procurement to oversee and manage the sourcing and procurement
activities for clinical and commercial product supply, sales and
marketing initiatives and general business functions. These include
activities related to the procurement of materials, equipment, and
services for the company. This role directs the activities of
procurement and sourcing to accomplish the company objectives,
using cross-functional knowledge and strong working relationships
with budget owners and stakeholders to optimize company spend and
total cost of ownership. This role oversees the entire life cycle
of suppliers including identification, selection, on-boarding, and
performance management, reviews and approves purchases as
authorized, and supports stakeholders and budget owners in
negotiating major contracts.
Additionally, the Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
develops business processes and systems, policies and procedures
for sourcing of all procurement categories (direct/indirect) in
support of the business. This function drives cost management &
reduction targets, schedule and performance aspects of vendors and
contracts, and coordinates sourcing and procurement activities
across departments to ensure that desired inventory, quality, and
service levels meet business needs. This role requires the
development of strong collaborative and cooperative working
relationships with team members across different functions and at
different levels within the organization.
The Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement requires
enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail and a desire to help
Aurinia succeed in improving the lives of patients.
Build out procurement processes, systems and infrastructure to
oversee and manage the sourcing and procurement activities in
support of all parts of the business.
Leads and manages sourcing and procurement business processes
and systems, including procedures, guidelines and templates based
on the existing system and develops and implements process and
systems improvement methodologies and performance metrics.
Acts as the lead point of contact for sourcing needs across the
Development and management of category strategies, risk
mitigation, market analysis, negotiation planning, competitive
price and cost analysis, financial analysis, contract development
and supplier management.
Works with planning to ensure appropriate contractual structure
to ensure raw material supply plan will meet forecasted production
demand and safety stock required by inventory strategy.
Establishes raw material governance to ensure involvement of all
Tracks de-risk progress and cost savings/cost avoidance.
Supports tactical and strategic initiatives to deliver short-
and long-term company objectives and in alignment with sourcing and
procurement principles, processes and policies.
Guides the request for proposal (RFP) process (service provider
identification, selection, bid review and analysis). • Facilitates
negotiation of business terms and conditions and directs the
management of all company's purchasing contracts in close
cooperation with the other departments to optimize cost, quality,
and assurance of supply.
Supports multifunctional teams to manage strategic supplier
performance to improve execution, establish performance metrics,
and drive accountability for service level delivery.
Works with Quality Assurance to ensure appropriate Quality
Agreements are incorporated into Master Supply Agreements.
Develops client-vendor relationships and obtains and maintains
knowledge of the various sources of available goods and services in
Coordinates maintenance of up-to-date records for all purchasing
contracts, including pricing and terms.
Identifies, manages and mitigates sourcing risks.
Supports and coordinates discounts policies with key
Follow both internal and external compliance requirements and
utilize Fair Market Value (FMV) and risk-based approaches.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications BS/BA degree in Business, Supply
Chain/Procurement or related field and 15+ years of experience in
sourcing, procurement, and category management in the
pharmaceutical industry related to drug development, manufacturing,
clinical operations, and marketing & sales.
Extensive leadership experience, including driving the
development of employees
Proven management skills with experience building and sustaining
Advanced knowledge of contracts, negotiation, vendor management,
and sourcing strategies.
Demonstrated experience with ERP systems and a desire to
understand new technologies that could improve the procurement
Knowledge of practical implications of Sarbanes-Oxley
Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and tools.
A focus on creating a sustainable pattern of procurement.
Strong organizational and facilitation skills.
High degree of customer focus.
Ability to focus on immediate and urgent business needs while
driving long term strategic plans, capability and organizational
Proven ability to provide strategy, vision and direction
regarding issues that may have company-wide impact
Requires in-depth knowledge of the functional area, business
strategies, and the company's goals. Possesses industry-leading
knowledge of sourcing direct materials and services
Additional Information All candidate information will be
kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement