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Category Manager - Direct Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 22, 2022

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Category Manager - Direct Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement United States - California - Santa Monica Manufacturing Operations & Supply Chain Regular Job DescriptionEveryone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission?We are seeking a highly motivated leader to join our Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (GSSP) team as the Category Manager within the Direct Strategic Sourcing Team. This position will report into an Associate Director of Strategic Sourcing and will help lead the deployment and execution of the below strategic sourcing areas in collaboration with the Direct Strategic Sourcing Team and various cross-functional partners. The Category Manager acts as a thought leader to bring strategy into this role but at the same time will need to "roll up their sleeves" to drive execution of critical activities. Internally known as a Manager of Supply Chain, so as to create a strong partnership with stakeholders and leaders across the corporation, as well as to foster continued professional growth, we would like this Manager to be based in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, CA.The Category Manager will own a specific category and/or sub-categories and manage the end-to-end sourcing process for their area. The Manager will partner with respective cross-functional partners to develop and execute category strategies to meet the business requirements of their diverse stakeholders. Additionally, the Category Manager supports the Direct Strategic Sourcing team in further deployment of the Category Management processes in collaboration with the GSSP COE such as strategy development, supplier segmentation, external market analysis, RFX's, contract management, etc.The Category Manager will also represent the Direct Strategic Sourcing Team in different forums of Risk Management at Kite. The Incumbent will partner with all the Category Leads, Supply Chain Risk Management, GSSP COE, and other cross-functional to identify third party risk and facilitate mitigation recommendations such as RAMSS.Also, the Category Manager will drive SEM / SRM and S2SS programs with the Direct Category Leads to prepare, execute, and track SEM / SRM activities. The Manager will work with GSSP COE, Supply Chain, Quality, and other cross-functional partners to develop future processes for performance management and metrics.Additionally, the Category Manager will support the Senior Director in overseeing financial related activities and processes such as budgeting and financial updates, inflation management, PPV tracking, and cost savings. The Manager will partner with Category Leads, Senior Sourcing Specialists, Finance, and other cross-functional partners to track and drive results in this area. Responsibilities of the Category Manager - Direct Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement include: Owns end-to-end strategic sourcing aspects for their assigned Category/Sub-Categories (e.g. strategy development, supplier segmentation, external market analysis, RFX's, contract management, etc.)Deploys Category Management processes to Direct Category Team in collaboration with GSSP COE such as strategy development, supplier segmentation, external market analysis, RFX's, contract management, etc.Facilitates Direct Strategic Sourcing Team forums to launch and monitor activity across Category Management, SEM/SRM, S2SS, Risk Management, Contract Management and Financial ManagementLeads deployment of RAMSS (Risk Assessment of Material and Services Suppliers) for new materials and organize business case development of risk mitigation recommendations with Category LeadsSupports market assessments with Category Leads to deploy RFI/RFP/RFX that will determine supplier capabilities, risks, pricing to address Kite's growth into new geographiesOwns reporting of overall Direct Team spend, cost savings, PPV, and inflation management with support from Category Leads, GSSP COE, and FinanceDrives Total Cost of Ownership for their designated Category/Sub-Categories developing savings pipeline and managing portfolio savings projectsDevelops contract strategy, negotiate supply agreements, and facilitate negotiation of other agreements as needed (e.g. CDA's, Quality Agreements, etc.)Supports corporate initiatives such as Sustainability and Diversity & InclusionBasic Qualifications:MA / MS degree with 4+ years of Operational Experience (Sourcing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality)ORBS / BA degree with 6+ years of the aforementioned experienceORHigh School degree with 10+ years of the aforementioned experience Preferred Qualifications: 6+ years Pharmaceutical / Biotech experience or equivalent regulated GMP environment1+ years strategic sourcing / procurement experiencePrevious cross-functional operations experience (Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sourcing, Quality, etc.)Previous experience in Cell & Gene Therapy preferredPurchasing Certifications (e.g. CPM, CPSM), Supply Chain Certifications (CSCP, CPIM)Project management and continuous improvement skills (e.g. FPX, Lean, Six Sigma, PMP)Solid procurement acumen to include negotiation strategy, contract management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier diversity, supplier managementAbility to provide thought leadership and actively shape strategy while establishing credibility and influencing different management levelsStrong and effective communication and presentation skillsExperience leading cross-functional project teams with the ability to develop business cases and champion complex initiatives driving cost, compliance, etc.Ability to conduct market intelligence and benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerationsDoes this sound like you? If so, please apply today!#IND123#LI-ML1 Share: Job Requisition ID R0031319 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Job Level Manager Click below to return to the Gilead Careers siteClick below to see a list of upcoming eventsClick below to return to the Kite, a Gilead company Careers site

Keywords: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Santa Monica , Category Manager - Direct Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Executive , Santa Monica, California

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