Alnylam is the world’s leading RNA interference (RNAi) company.
Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines.
We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with three approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas : genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,500 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass.
Maidenhead, Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work six years in a row (2015-2020), a Great Place to Work in the and Switzerland two years in a row (2019-2020) and a Science Magazine’s Top Employer two years in a row (2019-2020).
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Manager, Procurement Asia will act as the Procurement business partner for Asia and is accountable for acting as the interface between the business and Global Procurement .
They will be responsible for ensuring that high-quality end-user service delivery is achieved by understanding local needs and calling on the appropriate resources within Global Procurement to support this.
To support customer goals and the delivery of regional procurement targets, they will lead projects that span Sourcing, Demand Management, Process Improvement and region-specific Supplier Performance and Innovation activities.
The Manager, procurement Asia will be responsible for Category initiatives in their region and ensure the business requirements are documented well and implementation activities occur efficiently.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Build business partner relationships and be the single point of contact for senior stakeholders in the region
Lead the development of regional Annual Plan (a project pipeline and shared goals) with the countries and EA Leads aligned with the Category Strategies
Drive projects in the region to achieve target goals to ensure Procurement’s financial benefits are delivered
Deliver Sourcing, Demand Management and Process Improvement and Supplier Performance and Innovation projects
Specific activities will include creating project plans, identifying required resources, and identifying / creating all primary deliverables
Proactively identify, report and mitigate risks to goal delivery in the region
Liaise with the Head of Procurement and the Head of Finance Process Improvement to ensure the application of relevant Procurement processes and standards
Develop an approach for spot buys / ad-hoc business requests in the region and document in the appropriate Buying Guides and Handbooks for the EAs / countries and Buying Unit, respectively
Advise Category Leads and Category Managers in delivering global projects impacting the region, ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly communicated and understood and key stakeholders are engaged
Ensure accurate reporting of Procurement Balanced Scorecard metrics
Work with the required EAs and Category teams to deliver spend accuracy for the region
Undergraduate degree in Business or related fields
6 years of experience in procurement
4+ years of experience in indirect procurement in the pharmaceutical / biotech industries
Proven experience in three or more of the following categories : Marketing, Market Research, Travel & Entertainment, Meetings and Events, Human Resources, Contingent Labor, Consulting, Patient Advocacy, Patient Services, Legal and Financial Services
In-depth analytical experience with knowledge of category management and strategic sourcing methodologies
Strong facilitation skills supported by excellent interpersonal competencies (communication, leadership, influencing)
Experience working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
Experience sourcing in Asia and in the global marketplace
Fluent in Japanese and English