CBRE Procurement Director - Pharmaceutical/Biotech in Atlanta, Georgia

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works closely with clients to develop solutions that make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our proven account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach. Each enterprise client is entrusted to a globally empowered Alliance Director who is supported by regional and global resources and subject matter experts – all focused on creating value and improving business outcomes from a Total Cost of Ownership perspective.

JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of this position is to manage the development and implementation of a strategic procurement platform for maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) service and supply contracts, capital expenditures to our client.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Develops, plans, organizes and implements national/regional contracting and procurement strategies and programs to increase operational efficiency and profitability. Develops standardized systems and controls for procurement including RFP documentation, work authorization, purchase and change order systems, and supplier/contractor eligibility criteria.

Manages the supplier/contractor certification process including review of requisite experience, legal and organizational structure, financial viability, geographic coverage, insurance requirements and other capabilities. Prepares and maintain contracts with national/regional service providers in accordance with company standards.

Develops, manages, coordinates global sourcing processes and practices with internal stakeholders. Develops and manages relationships with expenditures and corporate purchases, with an overall objective of aggregating and leveraging purchasing power, increasing operational efficiency, and increasing profitability.

National/regional suppliers and contractors and assist in contract negotiations. Establishes requirements for and ensure the integrity of centralized procurement database systems. Serves as key point of contact for utilization management and coordination with outside procurement/e-procurement solutions.

Participates on behalf of the company in approved or sponsored procurement organizations or related initiatives. Develops training programs and assists in training employees in company-wide procurement procedures. Develops company-wide policies and procedures, playbooks and other organizational materials with respect to national/regional procurement.

Other duties may be assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or Computer Science or equivalent to a 4-year college program in relevant discipline; Minimum 5 years’ experience in procurement of MRO, services and supplies in multiple industries. Demonstrated experience in contract administration, contract negotiation, quality assurance, and procurement management; Experience in implementing e-procurement solutions with exposure to systems development and supplier management.

Must have 3 years of Pharmaceutical and/or Biotech sourcing experience. Experience working with a CGMP environment. API or Excipient experience.

CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with e-procurement and contracts management technology platforms. Experience with standard accounting and/or ERP systems.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans