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Sr Staff - Strategic Sourcing (CMOs and Beads)

Company: Illumina
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

What if the work you did every day could impact the lives of people you know? Or all of humanity?At Illumina, we are expanding access to genomic technology to realize health equity for billions of people around the world. Our efforts enable life-changing discoveries that are transforming human health through the early detection and diagnosis of diseases and new treatment options for patients.Working at Illumina means being part of something bigger than yourself. Every person, in every role, has the opportunity to make a difference. Surrounded by extraordinary people, inspiring leaders, and world changing projects, you will do more and become more than you ever thought possible.This role is responsible for developing and deploying the Global Sourcing Strategy and commercial relationship development and maintenance within categories of CMOs and Beads. Will be responsible for supplier negotiation, discussions, selection, make or buy analysis and decision making and keep a pulse on the market landscape supporting on market and NPI programs. Additionally, this position will be responsible of facilitating all communications, both internally and externally, regarding supplier pricing, contracts and commercial relationship status.This position will regularly work across functions and at all levels within the Organization. Must have strong negotiation skills and be focused on delivering savings, efficiency and de-risking of the end-to-end supply chain.Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, organize and implements Global Contracting and Sourcing Strategies and programs to increase operational efficiency and profitability
  • Understand key supply markets and use this knowledge and experience to lead and execute the sourcing process to deliver best value
  • Deploy specific procurement process knowledge and expertise to lead the analysis of supplier proposals (using appropriate tools and technology) to ensure best value for spend allocation decisions that are made regarding supplier selection and contract award
  • Lead negotiation of commercial and contractual terms (with appropriate legal support) with suppliers to ensure that commercial and contractual risk is managed appropriately
  • Build strong relationships with Strategic Suppliers, driving early supplier engagement into Illumina's Strategic Procurement Business System (SPBS), and long-term partnership for wing-to-wing product lifecycle
  • Influence and manage key, strategic supplier relationships to ensure that supplier performance and value is maintained and delivered throughout the contract lifecycle
  • Identify and deliver direct spend savings to realize the performance objectives of the business
  • Delivers management information, reporting, insight and analytics on supplier cost and performance
  • Provide guidance and contribution on policy and process continuous improvement of the procurement function
  • Act as an interface between the supplier base and the NPI sourcing and Engineering teams at Illumina
  • Resolves and/or direct the resolution of highly complex or unusual business challengesRequirements:
    • Strength in negotiating and executing commercial contracts
    • Strong business acumen and capacity to understand complex market dynamics
    • Ability to learn enough of a complex industry and products to interact with highly technical experts, commercially knowledgeable stakeholders and lead discussions and negotiations to close
    • Ability to partner, support and be included and influence business decisions
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact and partner with all levels of the organization
    • Ability to energize, develop and build rapport at all levels within the organization
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with a strong focus on data-driven decision making
    • Excellent program/project management experience with the ability to develop and lead the execution of integrated program plans
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).All listed requirements are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.Experience/Education:
      • Bachelor's Degree in chemistry or biology, MBA desired
      • Significant and demonstrable 10+ years' experience in Global Sourcing in a complex procurement and supply chain environment with, at least, 5 years in Global Pharma, Biotech and Life Sciences industry
      • Cross-functional experience and experience working across cultures, teams, and time zones with ability to handle multiple tasks in compressed timeframes
      • Proven project management skills with ability to handle multiple tasks and deliver results on time
      • Lean/Six Sigma Certification desired
      • Sourcing experience within life sciences CMOs and Beads is highly desirable#LI-HYBRIDThe estimated base salary range for this role based in the United States of America is: $124,300 - $186,500. Compensation decisions are dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, an individual's qualifications, location where the role is to be performed, internal equity, and alignment with market data. Additionally, all employees are eligible for one of our variable cash programs (bonus or commission) and eligible roles may receive equity as part of the compensation package. We offer a wide range of benefits as innovative as our work, including access to genomics sequencing, family planning, health/dental/vision, retirement benefits, and paid time off.At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact To learn more, visit:

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