Senior Procurement Manager

Posted 12 June 2024
Salary Up to US$40 per hour + Health, Dental, Vision, 401K match
Job type Contract
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameDanielle StGeorge

Job description

Senior Procurement Manager

18-month initial contract

Hybrid Opportunity

Irvine CA


Orion Group is hiring a Senior Procurement Manager for a hybrid opportunity for our pharmaceutical client in Irvine CA.

The Senior Procurement Manager will be responsible for executing source-to-contract procurement processes in alignment with business goals and industry best practices, ensuring compliance with procurement policies, and contributing to supplier diversity and sustainability. This role plays an essential part in executing supplier management activities, implementing continuous improvement projects, and driving day-to-day supplier excellence.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist with source to contract procurement processes in line with business goals and industry best practices, ensuring alignment with defined category strategic vision.

  • Maintain compliance with procurement policy and team activities to business requirements of supplier diversity and sustainability, executing processes to create value.

  • Set direction on standards, identifying points of supply, developing, executing, and managing a procurement strategy and strategic initiatives for all Stakeholders to improve Procurement's overall and ultimate value. Gain senior level authorization for project activities and resource planning.

  • Execute supplier management activities in alignment to category strategy, fostering a collaborative and innovative approach to supplier interactions, including negotiations and workshops.

  • Adhere to risk mitigation plans developed in collaboration with Category Managers, providing tactical input on supplier performance and relaying the identification of procurement risks to safeguard the organization's interest and maintain operational resilience.

  • Actively enable team goals, ensuring performance targets and objectives are delivered successfully.

Senior Procurement Manager Qualifications:

  • Specific and tactical expertise in enabling implementation of procurement processes, including source-to-contract planning and cost assessment, ensuring strategic and informed procurement decisions.

  • Industry experience in the Skincare (Cosmetic/Beauty) packaging and/or Skincare or Beauty contract manufacturing organizations (CMO's), with familiarity tailoring processes to meet category needs.

  • Ability to enable the bidding and negotiation processes, with adept ability to implement complex long-term projects with a focus on creating effective supplier relationships

  • Capacity and experience assisting with collaborative supplier relationships, aligning procurement activities with business needs.

  • Innovative problem-solving skills combined with a solution-oriented mindset, enabling creative approaches and clear communication at all organizational levels.

  • Cross-functional collaboration abilities and teamwork skills, effectively navigating diverse team dynamics.

  • Strong soft skills and emotional intelligence, facilitating empathetic interactions, effective communication, and robust relationship-building.

  • Impactful executive functioning abilities and autonomous work ethic, maintaining efficient performance in challenging situations and building consensus in decision-making.

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, Supply Chain Mgmt., or related Packaging field.

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in procurement, supply chain or related business or operations function.

  • Previous experience in procurement activities including source to contract, requisition to pay, and negotiation.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Power Platform).

  • Experience in the Skincare/Beauty industry is strongly preferred.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.