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Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement

Company: Astellas Pharma US
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Why Work for Us
Are you ready to use your experience and expertise to make an impact on patients' lives? Astellas Gene Therapies is a biotechnology company developing new genetic medicines for rare, life-threatening diseases. We are working urgently to progress our medicines and need additional team members to help us do so. Because our mission is so important, our values are to: Be BOLD: Find a Way, Care Deeply, and Get Stuff Done. If you'd like to be a part of this important mission, please apply to join our team.
About Astellas Gene Therapies
Astellas Gene Therapies is developing genetic medicines for patients with rare, life-threatening diseases. Based on our innovative approach to developing genetic medicines, as well as our industry-leading internal manufacturing capability and expertise, we have become the Astellas Center of Excellence for the newly created Genetic Regulation Focus Area. We are currently exploring three gene therapy modalities: gene replacement, exon skipping gene therapy, and vectorized RNA knockdown, with plans to expand our focus and geographic reach under Astellas. We are based in San Francisco, with manufacturing and laboratory facilities in South San Francisco and Sanford, North Carolina. For more information, please visit our website: www.audentestx.com .
Our Values
Be BOLD (Find a Way)
Care Deeply -- for our patients, each other and our work
\#GSD (Get Stuff Done)

What is the catalyst for you in your professional career? Are you ready to be a part of a bold, innovative company, to make a change and to make a difference? Listed below is a current opening for a smart, driven, experienced, and just plain nice individual who wants to join us and be a part of our journey.
The Role
This Procurement Senior Manager role will initially focus on embedding Global Procurement Category and Sourcing processes across all categories at Astellas Gene Therapies, engaging and influencing the business, collaborating with the global procurement team, conducting spend and opportunity/needs analysis, and developing and delivering training and change management.
Over 1-2 years, this role will transition to Global Procurement support, including sourcing and category process and systems improvements, spend analytics performance, compliance reporting, procurement content development and maintenance as well as providing help and support to our extended global sourcing team(s).
Astellas operates with a Global Procurement function spanning over 50 countries and this role will have a global responsibility within this team.
As part of the Category and Technology sub-team, this procurement senior manager role will act as an SME to deliver both business as usual support and projects for Global Procurement across source to purchase.
Scope to include sourcing and category process improvements, embedding of the global procurement policy, supporting spend analytics performance, compliance reporting, procurement content development and maintenance as well as providing help and support to our extended global sourcing team(s).
Responsibilities
Spend analytics quality and end user experience.
Supplier facing website and procurement intranet content creation and maintenance.
Facilitate engagement for AGT RFX against appropriate global category strategies
Support Third Party Risk Management (TPLM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Global Procurement Policy & SOP initiatives with focus on AGT
Drive procurement related content in user facing tools such as Oracle and Ariba Guided Buying.
Identification and maintenance of Preferred Suppliers.
Compliance reporting both on internal procurement and business users behavior and drive continuous improvement.
Alignment with global finance shared services (GBS) to generate Requisition checking playbooks/category cards and drive procurement related objectives.
Maintenance and reporting against category strategies and sourcing initiatives in our Category Management solution including business user feedback surveys.

Projects Activities
Support the delivery of key transformational projects in alignment with the Global Procurement roadmap.
Drive the footprint of our global Catalog content in alignment with category managers.
Support revisions and implementation of global commodity codes
Support a portfolio of relevant Source to Pay projects across the Procurement Category and Technology team
Aligning with category leads, perform and Impact assessment to implement global sourcing strategies in Astellas Gene Therapy (AGT) division and support the subsequent adoption
Provide Procurement support during the implementation of our Global ERP platform with focus on AGT
Support Third Party Risk Management (TPLM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Global Procurement Policy & SOP initiatives with focus on AGT

About You
Must Have/Required
Five or more years of experience with source to purchase.
Procurement process SME (subject matter expertise) experience is preferred.
Procurement process / systems evaluation and implementation desirable
Ariba, SAP and Oracle experience is a benefit.
Pacific US time zone operating hours are required but the role will need to interact with Japan EMEA as required.

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Category Finance
Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

Keywords: Astellas Pharma US, San Francisco , Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement, Accounting, Auditing , San Francisco, California

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