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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 159
Location Westborough
Job Information

In this role you will be responsible to transform the Indirect function from a Category/Commodity focus to Global Strategic Sourcing . You will also lead the implementation and integration of a new sourcing platform as well as increased emphasis and use of sourcing analytics. The organization has strong individuals in place but needs assistance in moving to the next step. Although the job description maintains a neutral tone, the ability to engage stakeholders, senior management is critical.

Position Summary
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated professional leader, with demonstrated experience leading negotiations and engaging with senior management.
The Director will work closely with various internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams including global sites to create and drive category-specific strategies, including leading strategic sourcing activities, building and managing preferred supplier portfolios, shaping and implementing supplier relationship management programs, and ensuring savings realization.
Responsible leading the team in the development and implementation of strategies for the procurement of indirect goods and services globally. Supports goals and objectives as established by Global Sourcing, key stakeholders and site operations. Lead strategic indirect purchasing initiatives and create long term cost containment strategies with key suppliers. Establish and implement global indirect purchasing policies, practices and procedures for indirect expenses. Provide expertise and guidance in sourcing and contract negotiation.
The Role
• Build and develop a committed team to manage all aspects of area of responsibility as it applies to Indirect Procurement.
• Identify, maintain and cultivate key global stakeholder relationships.
• Create and direct the global purchasing strategies for indirect category spend. This includes the identification of suppliers for strategic alliances and the understanding of the key cost drivers.
• Develop, establish, and coordinate RFPs (Requests for Proposals) on our major categories of indirect spending working closely with stakeholders. Invites key/core suppliers to provide solutions and cost proposals for our business requirements, evaluate proposals, makes supplier recommendations, selects suppliers, awards business, and handles contracts for key stakeholders
• unified approach with our global purchasing locations to meet with the potential suppliers and get the lowest possible total cost; concentration on cost savings.

The Candidate
• MBA : 10+ years of indirect purchasing experience; 7+ of experience in the indirect purchasing area at a managerial level.
• Demonstrated ability to bridge relationships between Business Units, Departments, individuals and levels of the organization.
• Strong presentation skills as well as excellent oral and written communication abilities, including strong negotiation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to drive compliance to Procurement Policy, Directive, Guidelines and local Procurement SOPs as well as legal and regulatory requirements
• Advanced skills working in MS Office suite

Background & Experience MBA : 10+ years of indirect purchasing experience; 7+ of experience in the indirect purchasing area at a managerial level.
Salary competitive + salary and bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 158
Location Boston
Job Information

The Procurement Operations Manager will be responsible for leading our client’s requisition to purchase order process by implementing purchasing policies and driving adoption of Coupa or Ariba. The individual will be responsible for the enterprise-wide design, build and implementation/integration of systems, tools and processes for all activities and transactions related to direct and indirect procurement. The individual will be responsible for day to day management of a team of purchasing specialists as well as define and implement the strategy, organization, policies, and processes of the future state operating model covering the scope outlined below:

• P2P Coupa/Ariba Application Ownership and Administration:
• Provide single point of accountability for all Coupa components and functionality
• Manage the Procure Pay technology roadmap
• Work with payables, internal controls, stakeholders to develop, update, enhance and rollout procurement solutions that are aligned with corporate objectives.
• Ensure a seamless linkage across the procure-to-pay process
• Support SAP project teams to ensure the development, implementation and support of global and regional Procure to Pay (P2P) solutions that drive ongoing value
• Identify and launch procurement projects and initiatives to improve solutions effectiveness and drive results and compliance
• Coordinate system audits with internal controls and proposes and implements remediation to findings.
• Primary contact to 3rd Party providers of solutions and partners with IT Team Lead to provide process inputs and prioritize enhancement requests
• Conducts workshops and presentations to validate business processes and solutions with key business stakeholders
• Works closely with the technical team in the design and development of authorizations, reports, forms, interfaces, and conversions
• Establishes key process-based metrics to effectively measure process area

• Evaluate the needs of the organization, and determine a structure for the future state function

• Lead Requisition to PO Function:

• Review and implement standard procurement processes for all processes spanning procurement ticket resolution, requisition to purchase order processing, supplier onboarding, vendor performance monitoring, card program management, and travel program management
• Design and build key controls around procurement transactions.

• Procurement Compliance to Preferred Vendors and Policies
• Drives compliance to preferred providers by educating and influencing operations and utilizing tools and technologies, as appropriate.
• Ensure controls are in place for requisitions, P-Card and T&E Card purchases and compliance to Travel program. Ownership over procurement policy, providing direction around purchasing policy, ensuring operational requirements a are met while maintaining proper controls and monitoring.
• Provide metrics and analysis around key performance indicators related to purchasing compliance
• Support spot buy strategy, ensuring not categorized spend is thoughtful and driven through preferred vendors.
• Manage catalog categories and implementation strategy, ensuring we are maximizing savings and utilizing preferred vendors.
• Partner with finance, category managers, and stakeholders to drive payment terms consistent with company strategy and guidelines
• Provide support for guided buying functionality in Coupa or Ariba

• Bachelor’s Degree in a business, supply chain, or related discipline. MBA preferred
• Minimum 5years’ experience in implementing and managing procure to pay solution such as Coupa or Ariba.
• Must have experience in building and managing a team.
• Specialized knowledge of procurement business processes and related E2E processes
• System implementation experience
• Driver, collaborator, thought leader, influencer
• Ability to identify and remove individual barriers to change

Background & Experience Bachelor’s Degree in a business, supply chain, or related discipline. MBA preferred • Minimum 5years’ experience in implementing and managing procure to pay solution such as Coupa or Ariba.
Salary competitive + salary and bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 156
Location Marlborough
Job Information

Reporting directly to the Senior Director you assume responsibility for all MARCOM spend with a focus on.

• Marketing and Advertising (Creative, Digital, Media Buying etc.)
• Marketing Consulting Services (Strategy, Launch Management)
• Market Research and Insights (Syndicated Data, Primary Research, Analytics)
• Print and Promotional Products

Responsible for category management. Specifically:

• Develop Category Knowledge – Review spend, contracts, utilization, and business needs with key stakeholders. Research competitive landscape for supplier capabilities. Identify opportunities for improvement, spanning deal structures, cost, innovation, quality, service and delivery.
• Develop and manage Category Plan – Align on category strategy with stakeholders and develop plan for execution though formation of cross-functional teams. Plan to encompass strategy and scope for MSA renewals, SoW reviews, consumption optimization, and sourcing initiatives.

Responsible for leading the source to contracts process. Specifically:

• Project Management: Develop project charter, determine team/key stakeholders, develop project plan, assign tasks to team, and provide timely updates.
• Sourcing Strategy: Ensure alignment with category strategy and plan, determine business requirements with budget owners and cross functional stakeholders, vet competitive landscape and identify suppliers based on business needs, determine sourcing strategy and process – RFx, eAuction, determine deal structure based on Sunovion’s needs.

Essential Functions
• Act as a SME for Strategic Sourcing in assigned categories.
The individual must have strong leadership skills including a demonstrated commitment to build consensus, share information and communicate clearly.
• Set Strategic Direction for the team and cross-functional sourcing programs through collaborative development of Strategic Sourcing initiatives and Category Plans
• Lead cross-functional sourcing teams.
• Monitor the external environment; identify trends / new operating models.
• Conduct industry deep dive analysis to support Sunovion with commercial understanding of the market place & provide proactive insight to long term potential sourcing strategies (3+ years).
• Identify sourcing best practices and collaborate with cross functional
team members to ensure practices are applied.
• Coordinate and conduct ongoing review meetings with key external partners regarding performance, relationship management and best practice sharing.
• Determine key metrics for supplier performance management and facilitate quarterly reviews with stakeholders.

Background & Experience ducation level and/or relevant experience(s): Bachelor’s Degree and 7 – 10 years strategic sourcing experience, MBA strongly preferred.
Salary competitive + salary and bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 354
Location Boston
Job Information

This is an outstanding opportunity to be a major contributor and team member as our client launches a technology and organizational transformation project.

Working in a team environment in this newly created role you will be responsible for the contract and procurement reviews for a variety of products and services including, facilities, IT and other contracted services categories. This will include managing sourcing efforts and being the purchasing project lead working with internal customers, negotiating contract business terms, and coordinating the legal review process.
Major duties:
• Responsible for specifying, sourcing, bidding, analyzing, negotiating contracts and ultimately procuring goods and services. Reviews, prepares and negotiates contracts, determines contract terms and conditions, and ensures contract terms provide appropriate risk mitigation
• Negotiate and purchase equipment, supplies and services from qualified vendors including facility management services, IT hardware, software and services.
• Creates and maintains category plans
• Working in collaboration with internal customers, evaluate vendor proposals and services to determine most desirable suppliers
• Execute and manage purchase order administration function consistent with company policies and procedures
• Develops and sustains mutually beneficial relationships with strategic suppliers

Background & Experience BS plus 3 yrs and certification preferred
Salary 80-90,000 plus bonus
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Categories Operations, Supply Chain
Job ID 420
Location North Shore
Job Information

Our client is a global leader in energy efficient and sustainable air treatment and climate solutions.

They need a self-directed Master Scheduler who is responsible for daily planning and scheduling of new work orders along with managing the inventory position of all key raw materials.

The Master Scheduler will continuously monitor workload versus available capacity for short and midterm periods of time and support the Production Manager on identifying capacity constraints and line delays to assure reliable production throughput.

The Master Scheduler will participate in local operations steering team meetings and collaborate with other facilities and teams, focusing on improving the process and its KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).

The Master Scheduler will participate in local and regional Sales & Operations Planning meetings.


• Develop production plan from MPS output, and incoming order flow, based on available capacity.
• Track, report OTR (On Time Release), OTS (On Time Shipment) each month and highlight trends
• Manage capacity planning reviews, update team on bottlenecks requiring OT or special actions.
• Work with Sales, OE, Engineering, Production for LT (Lead Time) planning for orders pending.
• Owner of capacity tool and production schedule and scheduling and rescheduling work orders.
• Own local weekly S&OP meeting. Prepare presentation for regional monthly S&OP meeting.
• Administration of cycle count and inventory true up system
• Identify trends and impacts that affect supply chain with proactive follow up to assure key suppliers are aligned with demand trends
• Mentor, develop team members to assure planning function is in alignment with strategic goals
• Collaborate with functional groups to assure safety, quality, and customer focus meets site expectations

• Bachelor’s degree required, APICS or similar certification a plus
• 7+ years manufacturing experience in scheduling and inventory management in a similar planning environment (multiple products, short runs)
• ERP system experience required, Glovia expertise a plus
• Must have strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills are critical

Background & Experience • Bachelor’s degree required, APICS or similar certification a plus • 7+ years manufacturing experience in scheduling and inventory management in a similar planning environment (multiple products, short runs) • ERP system experience required, Glovia expertise a plus • Must have strong Excel and PowerPoint skills • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills are critical
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 344
Location Boston
Job Information

In this newly created role reporting directly to the CPO you will be responsible for managing the programs that enable Procurement to meet and or exceed departmental goals and objectives, business requirements and stakeholder expectations. These programs include

  • You will lead eSourcing, Auctions, RFPs, data analysis, deal structures, rate card rationalization as well as spend and contract analysis
  • Standardized programs for use by Procurement such as category management, supplier relationship management, preferred suppliers/supplier segmentation, stakeholder engagement and capability building


Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrated / proven skills and knowledge required to create and manage those programs that build and maintain a best-in-class, high performing procurement organization.


As procurement influence is still growing, the role will need to work closely to determine the necessary skills and experience levels to meet and or exceed stakeholder expectations and value capture. The candidate will need to have very strong interpersonal, written/verbal communication and problem solving skills as he/she will interact with all levels of the organization including very senior and high profiled leaders The candidate must display a passion for professional development and continuous improvement


Professional/Organizational Development


  • Ensure alignment between required skills and experiences and systems, tools, program usage requirements
  • Develop and maintain procurement capability development training curriculum and training delivery program
  • Ensure professional development training curriculum reflects best-in-class/world-class standards
  • Benchmark with leading third parties to identify necessary skills and experiences and emerging trends Develop and manage a system to track development of individual development plans, professional development training and professional certifications



Background & Experience • BA Degree in related field • 4-7years operational experience in procurement or supply management. MBA preferred • Procurement certification from a professional supply management organization (e.g. CPSM, MCIPS, etc.)
Salary $100-125 plus bonus
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