Senior Strategic Buyer

St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Posted: 01/26/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Life Sciences Job Number: JN -012024-18248 State: Florida

Job Description

Senior Strategic Buyer

SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.
  • Title: Senior Strategic Buyer
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, FL (onsite)
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Salary: TBD - Up to $62.50 hr based on experience (Paid Weekly - Benefits Available)
  • Employment Type: 6 month Contract (possible extension or direct offer possible)
Environment: This client manufactures thousands of pharmaceutical, biologic, consumer health and beauty products utilizing superior and innovative drug delivery technologies to improve their value to patients and consumers. Our customer believes in a Patient First culture putting patients at the center of their work to ensure the safety, reliable supply and optimal performance of our products.

Job Summary:
The Senior Strategic Buyer will support the local site to source strategic materials and services, support new program introductions, evaluate the supply base, and implement strategic initiatives that deliver value through cost savings, process improvements, supplier innovation, and supplier management, to help gain competitive advantages and meet customer needs.
The position is responsible for supporting the strategic initiatives in alignment with the Global Procurement Organization and product/program development projects at the site, working closely with cross functional teams to implement cost savings, support product launches and mitigate risk to the business. In addition, this role will evaluate the existing supply base to identify opportunities which deliver cost savings and the highest quality to support the goals and objectives as established by Global Procurement, Site Operations and Key functions.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
Identify and support site-level and global procurement initiatives for cost savings, contract opportunities, supplier quality and risk mitigation of single sourced materials and services.
Participates and supports new product and program launches to influence sourcing decision and purchase materials and services as needed to meet project timelines.
Manages site spend.
Performs routine deep spend analysis to understand indirect spend variance and find cost reduction opportunities through collaborations with Category Management.
Supports site reporting to the Global Procurement Organization.
Participates in or may lead cross-functional initiatives to reduce cost through RFP s / RFI s and improve quality for internal and external customers.
Develop key supplier relationships to serve the local site s needs.
Supports the local Capital Expenditure projects in close collaboration with local teams and Global Procurement for supplier selection, negotiation, and contract implementation.
Support Global Procurement strategic imperatives.
Negotiates pricing and contracts, ensures compliance with contracts and global policies and procedures.
Process requisitions and place orders after approval with Pharma Solutions approved suppliers to obtain materials and services required to support product launches, dual sourcing efforts and cost savings initiatives.
Communicate material and service availability, lead-time, supplier capacity & capability updates to stakeholders and take ownership for entire procurement process, resolving all discrepancies from placement of order, through receipt, payment of goods and returns.
Provides support to determine root cause for poor vendor performance and late deliveries.
Provides support to resolve supplier quality issues and take corrective action.
Notifies internal customers of supplier changes notifications, assume role as liaison with supplier to obtain documents and material required to approve change. Provide frequent updates to stakeholders impacted by change
Responsible for ensuring the supplier adheres to the guidelines specified on the purchase order and / or contract.
Prepare various reports for cost savings tracking, supplier spend analysis and performance.
Comply with all site and Corporate SOPs and documented processes.
Ensures full compliance to policy acquiring CDA and SCOC signed off by all suppliers, discussing with Legal in case of change needed, and keeping track of their status in the local database.
Complies with and follows all procedures within the company Security, EHS, Global Procurement and Global Trade policies.




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