Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Manager, Procurement

    Job Locations US-CA-Palo Alto | US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/10/2018 1:32 PM)
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  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    This opportunity is available in both Palo Alto, CA and Philadelphia, PA

    The Manager, Procurement is responsible for ensuring the end-to-end implementation and execution of the specific category/sourcing process of the Procurement department.  This includes assessing spend, markets, developing category strategies with business partners, identification, evaluation and management of suppliers. The Manager will review and negotiate, when necessary, a high volume of procurement contracts.  This position routinely interacts and influences other departments and key stakeholders across the organization, as well as with partner suppliers and partner contractors. 


    The overall scope for the role includes:

    -Leads and assists development of category strategies (based on spend and geographical scope)

    -Ensures end-to-end implementation and execution of the category/sourcing process for various assigned categories, functions and business partners

    -Conducts and supports supplier contract negotiation

    -Proactively seeks, identifies, evaluates, and provides cost savings opportunities

    -Manages competing priorities by thoughtful planning and by communicating with stakeholders to ensure clarity of expectations.

    -Supports the ERP implementation

    -Participates and assists  in development of Procure-to-Pay process and policy development

    -Participates and assists   the internal department with the Procure-to-Pay process

    -Supports procurement operations and vendor management activities as needed

    The primary responsibilities for the role include:

    -Identifies and researches suppliers, including potential new suppliers

    -Negotiates vendor contracts (when necessary)

    -Ensures that the Procure to Pay process is adhered to

    -Ensures compliance with Jazz Pharmaceuticals policies

    -Educates Jazz employees on Procurement process and responsibilities

    -Acts as the liaison between vendors and Jazz departments

    -Thoughtful approach in the analyzing and interpretation of data in order to make recommendations and/or decisions.

    -Demonstrates continuous effort to improve procurement, decrease turnaround times, streamline processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service


    -Minimum 5 years Procurement/Strategic Sourcing experience

    -Experience with biotech/pharmaceutical companies preferred

    -Experience and knowledge of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations

    -Strong project management and communication skills

    -Experience in leading a strategic planning process


    Bachelor's degree in business, science or a related field; advanced degree preferred

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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