Allergan Senior Manager, Global Procurement in Madison, New Jersey

Senior Manager, Global Procurement

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

Nov 09, 2018Post Date

184963Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview:

The role plays an integral role in the corporate sourcing strategy for Sales & Marketing. This position will collaborate with the North America Commercial Organization instilling a holistic, business-based sourcing plan in the areas of market research, creative and digital services. Responsible for sharing the sourcing approach to category strategy development and execution, best practices, negotiation, and spend analysis to provide value and reduce total costs. The main responsibilities are to provide Sourcing expertise and support to the Agency segment of our Commercial DME (Direct Marketing Expense) spend.

Partner with the North America Commercial Organization to define business requirements and identify opportunities, capabilities and agencies providing Allergan with a competitive advantage.

Work directly with our agencies, consultants, and suppliers outlining partnership expectations; contract and scope of work negotiations, compliance and performance to ensure maximum value of our investment.

Lead formalized RFP Process for digital and market research opportunities, negotiate scopes of work and contracts. Manage relationships with agency partners.

Access and utilize all relevant intelligence gathering tools to stay current on market factors impacting future models and strategies. Monitor the competitive landscape to keep abreast of emerging trends, supply/demand, industry changes and their overall impact to current and anticipated spend. Advise key stakeholders of factors impacting current and/or future strategies and cost implications.

Inform sourcing strategy via spend analysis & identify opportunities that will contribute to the savings target.

Ongoing tracking and reporting of savings.

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or related area required; MBA a plus.

  • Minimum 7 years progressive business experience;

  • Experience in client-side marketing sourcing or equivalent;

  • Experience in advertising/media or at an agency, ideally in a sourcing function

  • Proven relationship management, communications, analytics and project management expertise

  • Ability to explain, implement and manage Procurement policies within a regulated environment

Essential Skills, Experience, and Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of agency operations, and preferably, experience working with advertising agencies and market research suppliers.

  • Proven sourcing skills and expertise.

  • Strong contract negotiation and contract drafting/review skills. Knowledge of best demonstrated practices in structuring agency contracts. Awareness of client-agency and media/advertising legal environments.

  • Ability to lead teams in holistic business-based situation analysis, solution generation and action steps.

  • Accomplished managerial and leadership capabilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of management, with exceptional communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to collaborate with internal departments, seek common ground and establish alignment on common goals.

  • Strong financial and business mindset.

  • Extremely motivated, high-energy and self-starter mindset.

  • Exceptional planning and strategic thinking skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to prioritize in an ever-changing environment.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.