Associate Director, Global Procurement Operations, Centre of Excellence (COE) will provide structure and strong team leadership to a global operational team designed to provide responsive and specialized services to the business.
The COE’s primary function is to specialize in key operational deliverables and the post holder is required to ensure high levels of performance are maintained, through demonstrating levels of organizational and motivational skills as well as fostering a results driven environment.
Provide overall direction and strategy for the COE organization.
Provide customer-focused deliverables, particularly in respect of RFxs, Buyer reviews, PO processing and audits, as applicable
Manage key operational activities globally and in collaboration with Procurement’s Category Management and Strategic Sourcing teams, develop and deliver the strategic sourcing initiatives to provide optimum benefits in pricing, quality and levels of service.
Provide appropriate levels of product and service expertise to build a consistent, global and coordinated approach to supporting internal stakeholders and other Procurement departments.
Incorporate best practices around specific focus areas, such as RFxs, PO Processing that drive business results while demonstrating a commitment to meet strategic department and corporate goals.
Strong experience working within a Procurement environment at a managerial level, including managing a regional or global team
Exposure to global operations and / or or life sciences is an advantage
12-15 years of business experience and 5-7 years of management experience is required
Oracle experience in a global environment is beneficial
Prior project management experience is an advantage
Previous experience of managing a Help Desk environment is desirable
Bachelor’s degree, preferably business related or equivalent experience.
C.P.M. designation (or equivalent) preferred.
Why Work at PAREXEL
There are pivotal moments in every career : Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances.
The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path?
A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?
That’s Parexel. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal : getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most.
Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.