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Senior Sourcing Specialist - Commercial (Sales and Marketing)

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

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, innovative individual to join our Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (GSSP) team as a Senior Sourcing Specialist I supporting indirect procurement specifically supporting our Commercial organization at Kite's state-of-the-art Santa Monica, CA headquarters.The Senior Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for procuring services and goods for the Commercial (Marketing & Sales) function supporting Global and US Marketing, Market Access, Analytics, International, and Sales. Additionally, the Incumbent will ensure an effective Source to Settle process with seamless selection of suppliers via competitive bids/quotes for certain threshold levels. Further, the Senior Sourcing Specialist will onboard suppliers, including assurance vendor set up via Financial Shared Services, as well as negotiate business terms and conditions for low risk contract agreements, work closely with Sourcing/Category Leads. This partnership will help execute category plans and preferred supplier lists as well as manage issues relating to purchasing and invoice payments by working closely with Commercial Business Strategy & Operations and Financial Shared Service, Finance and Commercial Stakeholders.Ultimately, the Senior Sourcing Specialist will secure and analyze quotations and statements of work, supporting negotiations with suppliers. (S)He will communicate internal needs, supplier constraints to stakeholders and take ownership for the entire procurement process - including resolution of discrepancies from placement of order, confirmation of service/delivery, through approvals and payment of invoices.Responsibilities of the Senior Sourcing Specialist - Commercial (Sales and Marketing) include:

  • Acts as the point of contact for internal customers' day-to-day interactions related to suppliers, purchasing and payments
  • Works closely with Sourcing, Commercial and Supplier to assure reliability, quality, and continuity of supply or service
  • Collaborates with the appropriate Kite functional teams to assist in the resolution of issues such as: work order or contract expiration, purchasing agreements, requisitions, invoice holds, open pos, losses, returns, cancellations, and discontinuations
  • Analyzes performance and issues related to Source to Settle process and systems
  • Leads or supports competitive bids, onboarding of suppliers and collaboration with Commercial stakeholders, Finance, and Legal
  • Collaborates with Sourcing/Category Lead to execute category or procurement strategies and execute preferred supplier list,
  • Proposes and supports system and process improvements
  • Assists with change management activities associated with purchasing process and system
  • Supports negotiation of pricing, low/medium risk contracts and cost savings initiatives
  • Ensures suppliers' service agreements meet the quality and service standards
  • Ensures compliance to Purchasing, Legal, and Financial procedures and policies
  • Tracks, reports, and escalates supplier issues and coordinate resolution between internal & external stakeholders
  • Aggregates, consolidates, and communicates regular service needs to suppliersBasic Qualifications:MA / MS degree with 3+ years of Supply Chain and/or Buying and/or Purchasing experienceORBS / BA degree with 5+ years of the aforementioned experienceORHigh School degree with 9+ years of the aforementioned experiencePreferred Qualifications:
    • 3+ years of experience purchasing of services of a Marketing and/or Sales nature
    • 2+ years of experience operating in regulated industries, preferably with an understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, and commercial organizations supporting pharma
    • Experience working with ERP (Oracle EBS, SAP or similar) and Contract Lifecycle Management systems as well as with Microsoft Suite products (Word, Power Point, and Excel)
    • Experience running competitive bids using Sourcing Tools (SCOUT / ARIBA / Coupa / GEP / iProcure) as well as negotiating work orders or statement of works relating to Marketing & Sales
    • Knowledge of the Procure to Pay processes
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced expanding company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
    • Demonstrates respect, focuses on delivering value, and embraces learning and continual improvement
    • Collaborate well in cross-functional matrix environment, ability to communicate and work independently with scientific/technical personnel
    • Ability to adjust workload based upon changing priorities as well as to manage ambiguity and frequently evolving priorities
    • Strong team player with excellent communication skills (verbal and written)Does this sound like you? If so, please apply today!#IND123#LI-ML1

Keywords: Kite Pharma, Santa Monica , Senior Sourcing Specialist - Commercial (Sales and Marketing), Professions , Santa Monica, California

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