Job Title* : Procurement Sourcing Specialist*Reporting to* : Comparator Sourcing Manager with a dotted line to the Business Development Director Comparator Sourcing Services and Director, Comparator Client Services*Position Location* : UK, Germany, Switzerland remote possible*Position Summary : *The Procurement (Comparator - drug procurement) Sourcing Specialist is responsible for the overall coordination, sourcing in Europe, USA and communication of Asia Pacific (APAC) comparator sample products, including the development of relationships with strategic suppliers who specialise in low volume clinical trial sample requests as well as responsible for the support of the Sales team in defining the clients project scope and set a clear expectation as to market availability of the comparator products.
The Procurement (Comparator - drug procurement) Sourcing Specialist will act as a primary point of contact for Business Development / Account Managers, from initial Client request, advising on appropriate sourcing strategy, providing timely and accurate communication and information for all relevant activities related to comparator sample projects, both internal and external.
Responsibilities : Account Management*
Engage with the Client or internal requestor at the time of request to understand project scope and constraints. Find out the client needs beyond the comparator sample projects.
Capture those elements in internal systems, organize internal kick off meeting (if applicable), and ensure the key criteria is communicated to the supplier.
Evaluate the alternative sourcing solutions provided by suppliers of choice aligning with the Sourcing team if applicable, select the suitable solution for the Client and prepare quote for Client.
Follow up closely with internal requestor or Client until final decision is made and update internal databases to reflect status.
Prepare / Collect documentation to enable handover of confirmed project to Supply Chain Support team. Follow up internally with Supply Chain Support team and QA team to ensure proper update to Client regarding project advancement and completion.
Maintain and share overview of ongoing projects with customer though Action / project tracker, SharePoint Lead discussions and status updates through teleconferences.
Participation of Client and Suppliers meetings.
Active preparation of these meetings, inclusive generation of KPI and power point presentation on the key relevant points to discuss and report upon.*Strategic Sourcing*
Own the sourcing solutions / strategies in collaboration with Strategic Sourcing and Market Intelligence teams for identified products.
Utilise the Market Intelligence tools / data to identify best Sourcing solutions.
Manage the sourcing in Europe and USA of APAC Clients requests for sample comparator products.
Participate / lead Supplier Business review meetings and collaborate on opportunities for improvement. Tracking supplier spend, performance and capabilities.
Communicate up to date information to Strategic Sourcing and Market Intelligence analysts to ensure that the team has access to latest picture of the market for specific drugs and supply chains.
Collaborate with Supply Chain Support to ensure the timely manner of product deliverables and support from Supplier Management inclusive of invoice queries.
Attend daily triage meetings amongst the Comparator Sourcing Specialists.*Quality and compliance*
Apply Good Distribution / Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility.
Product recall, support QA and client in case of product recalls.
Ensure compliance to all FCS's rules and regulations as much from QA, legal and finance. Support to keep them meaningful and adapted to our changing environment.*Others *
Active part in Practical Process Improvement & Just-Do-It, lean and other improvement projects.
Contribute to the on boarding, training and development of employees as necessary.*Minimum Qualifications : *To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability required.
Min. 3-5 years Experience within Pharmaceutical Industry or Clinical trial industry.
High Level of Business Acumen in both Administration and Business Strategies.
Proven organisational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities within established deadlines Customer focused with agility to meet changing priorities.
Proficiencies with MS Office / Adobe Products.
Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills and exercises good judgment and appropriate discretion when reaching conclusions.*Preferred Qualifications : *
Familiarity with commercial supply chain of pharmaceuticals of advantage.
Experience in pharmaceutical R&D, and in clinical pharmaceutical supply chain of advantage.
In-depth knowledge of the Global Comparator Business.*About us : *As the world leader in serving science, our work is more than something that fills our days.
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