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SummaryThe position will be reporting to the Executive Director Global Procurement, Manufacturing and Lab Sourcing.  The Director, Global Procurement will lead management and oversight of sourcing categories managed through the Clonshaugh procurement team and will be responsible for developing and implementing global sourcing strategies together with leaders across the Allergan Legal, Regulatory, Quality, Finance, Global Pharmaceutical Technology, Site Operations, and Global Procurement teams. This position will be directly aligned with executive leaders across Operations and R&D globally to ensure that all services are performed by suppliers meet Allergan’s cost, quality, and delivery requirements. 


Essential Job Functions: This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

Description of KEY responsibilities:

                Lead the development of sourcing strategies for various spend categories through collaboration and engagement with the executive leadership team in Global Operations.

                Provide strategic direction for the sourcing of various spend categories, allocation to suppliers based on business requirements, contracting and budget negotiations, issue resolution, governance for all outsourced services, as well as measurement of supplier performance.

                Ensure that cost savings are achieved whenever possible without placing risk on the company’s quality, operational, timeline, and projected revenue requirements.

                Ensure the communication and alignment of savings targets across all direct reports, business partners, and organizational leaders to provide consistency of message and approach.

                Proactively work with business partners to identify sourcing and contracting requirements in advance of supplier communications to ensure clear specifications, requirements, and alignment across the Allergan team prior to initiating requests or agreements with suppliers.

                Maintain relationships with internal stakeholders of all levels, as well as external supplier relationships with key supplier personnel focused on working with Allergan to build a mutually beneficial supply relationship

                Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of supply market conditions for the sourcing categories that are being managed, as well as a good working knowledge of the supplier category offerings

                Accountable for achieving targeted results, including cost savings, for the agreed sourcing categories

                Develop, execute, and negotiate supply agreements/contracts

                Ensure that processes and communications channels exist in order to maximize the effectiveness of the delivery and implementations of any sourcing negotiations or projects

                Serve as procurement team site leader by engaging with other senior leaders to coach Clonshaugh procurement team and (1)  act with integrity, initiative, and sound judgment to reinforce trust, professionalism, and commitments, (2) communicate regularly, openly, and effectively both within Allergan and to our suppliers, as appropriate, and (3) inspire and empower direct reports, procurement peers, and other senior leaders across Allergan and suppliers, as appropriate, to achieve and exceed objectives.

                through partnering with other senior leaders in the organization and the coaching of direct reports (1) manage and develop a number of direct reports by ensuring that they receive appropriate knowledge, (2) attract, assemble, and retain a high-caliber, multidisciplinary team to support sourcing activities, supplier performance, governance, relationships, and assessments, and (3) continuously develop self and others through both formal and informal training, skill development, communication, performance management and growth opportunities.


Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of

                Pharmaceutical Commercial Chemical material external supplier management, evaluation, and selection focusing on cost, service, quality.  Pharmaceutical material procurement experience a plus.

                Contract negotiation, management, and execution

                Supplier development and supplier performance

                Spend and performance analysis

                Materials management/Inventory levels

                Automated purchasing and planning systems - SAP preferred.

  Skill in:

                Energetic, self-motivated, results-oriented, and independent.  Committed and dedicated to achieve success.

                Ability to be resourceful and flexible working in a fast-paced, changing environment

                Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, negotiation

                Strong interpersonal skills

                Intellectual curiosity and motivation to seek answers

                Personal organization and self-management.

                Influencing skills and executive maturity.

                Excellent analytical and computer skills


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Minimum Qualifications:

                Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Science, Engineering, or related technical field

                Master’s Degree in Business, Science, Engineering, or related technical field preferred

                Minimum 10 years of varied line and staff experience in pharmaceutical operations, supply chain, or R & D environment

Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally as required

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

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