Allergan Senior Manager, Procurement (R&D) in Madison, New Jersey

Senior Manager, Procurement (R&D)

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

▾ ▸ 1 additional location

Irvine, California, United States

Oct 09, 2018Post Date

177978Requisition #

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 Senior Manager, R&D Sourcing - Non-Clinical Services will actively support the development and implementation of strategies for the Allergan Non-Clinical services sourcing categories.

In doing so, the Senior Manager, R&D Sourcing – Non-Clinical Services works closely with Allergan Legal, Global Brands R&D (including Non-Clinical, Translational Sciences, Clinical Development, and Clinical Operations, as assigned), Finance, and Global Procurement teams to ensure these strategies and their related implementation plans are managed proactively and through cross-functional teams.

This position will be directly aligned across R&D globally to ensure that all Preclinical & Early Phase services in support of clinical development that are performed by suppliers meet Allergan’s cost, quality, and delivery requirements and will work closely with managers and leaders in each area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for R&D Non-Clinical services.

  • Lead and support the supplier selection process, including the selection of transactional and preferred vendors, for designated programs and/or Non-Clinical services.

  • Proactively support supplier management activities.

  • Achieve Significant Synergies and Cost Savings.

  • Develop and foster relationships with preferred/alliance suppliers to ensure clear communication, create an environment of partnership, and agreed-to contractually committed levels of service, quality, delivery, and cost.

  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of multi-year strategies to align Allergan’s most significant Non-Clinical services suppliers with the Allergan global clinical development plans.

  • Proactively work with business partners to identify sourcing and contracting requirements in advance of supplier communications.

  • Prepare, finalize, and distribute requests for proposal to suppliers with a team of internal Allergan stakeholders.

  • Manage the receipt and internal distribution of supplier responses and, as appropriate, review proposals, conduct bid evaluation analyses, coordinate bid defences with the supplier.

  • Negotiate master services, confidentiality, service standards, and other supplier agreements.

  • Interact with the Legal, Finance, and other departments, as needed, to ensure cross departmental alignment with respect to processes and policies for contract development, approval, execution, and management.

  • Manage changes in contract scope, change orders, and amendments to ensure accurate and timely revisions to terms and/or services.

  • Document and maintain a comprehensive category profile for the Non-Clinicalservices categories, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the development of contract management processes.

  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with executives and senior leaders, both internally and externally.

  • Excellent business/financial acumen, proficient in leading and managing cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to lead, motivate, influence and drive change at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to understand the factors affecting the finances and/or operations of suppliers.

  • Excellent global supplier management skills with ability foster and leverage professional relationships.

  • Ability to identify and solve complex contractual, process, operational business challenge, and know when to seek assistance.

  • Clear understanding of Non-Clinical R&D supplier and sponsor businesses, financial drivers, & competencies.

  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally 10-20% of the time.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years in biotechnology/ pharmaceutical industry or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience in a clinical/ preclinical/early-phase outsourcing/contracts function. Ideally, with direct engagement with CROs, Toxicology Laboratories, and/or other Non-

  • clinical suppliers. A combination of education and professional experience is acceptable to meet these requirements.


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in business or relevant technical discipline.

  • Preferred: Masters Degree in relevant field and/or Juris Doctorate (JD)

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.