Global Indirect Procurement Director

Catalent Somerset, NJ
Job Description

Job Title: Global Indirect Procurement Director

Reports to: VP Business Analytics & Excellence Operations

Location: Any US site (Somerset, NJ preferred)

Position Summary

This position is responsible for leading efforts of purchasing indirect goods and services globally. Support goals and objectives as established by Global Purchasing, Key Functions and Site Operations. Lead strategic indirect purchasing initiatives and create long term cost containment strategies with key suppliers. This role leads the initiative to develop and implement global indirect purchasing policies, practices and procedures for indirect expenses focusing on "Best Practices" for our industry, provides "subject matter expertise", sourcing and contract negotiation responsibilities.

The Role

* Create and direct the global purchasing strategies for indirect category spend. This includes the identification of suppliers for strategic alliances and the understanding of the key cost drivers.

* Develops, establishes, and coordinates RFPs (Requests for Proposals) on our major categories of indirect spending. Invites key/core suppliers to provide solutions and cost proposals for our business requirements, evaluates proposals, makes supplier recommendations, selects suppliers, awards business, and handles contracts for key stakeholders

* Develops and maintains an accurate accounting of the purchasing/spend for each category on a location and corporate-wide basis through the collecting of spending diagnostics of the indirect spend categories.

* Leverages and negotiates pricing on combined volumes of purchases at various locations with industry leading suppliers to reduce the cost of goods and overheads. Prioritizes savings opportunities and takes a unified approach with our various purchasing locations to meet with the potential suppliers and get the lowest possible total cost; concentration on cost savings.

* Builds and develops a committed team to manage all aspects of area of responsibility as it applies to Catalent's Global Indirect Purchases.

The Candidate

* BA/BS in Business, Finance, Engineering, Purchasing or other Operations related field, Graduate Degree in Business Preferred. APICS, CPM, and/or NAPM certificate; SAP preferred,

* 5+ years of indirect purchasing experience; 7+ of experience in the indirect purchasing area at a managerial level, Global Operations, finance and matrix management experience

* Must be dependable and show initiative to improve the overall throughput and financial goals of the organization.

* Must possess the ability to bridge relationships with a variety of individuals and between various Business Units, Departments and levels of the organization.

* Ability to articulate with strong presentation skills as well as excellent oral and written communication abilities, including strong negotiation skills.

* 30+ % travel – both domestic and International

Catalent's standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

* Leads with Integrity and Respect

* Delivers Results

* Demonstrates Business Acumen

* Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

* Champions Change

* Engages and Inspires

* Coaches and Develops

For more information on this fantastic Opportunity, please contact:

Deepak Pillai

Manager, Executive Recruiting

Catalent Pharma Solutions

Frankland Road, Blagrove, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 8RU, UK

About Catalent

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™

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