Sourcing Manager at UCB Inc.

Posted in Management 16 days ago.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:


Make your mark for patients.

We're here because we want to build the future and transform patients' lives for the better.

At UCB, our people are our experiences and achievements, our passion and drive. That's why we're looking for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences - not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We promote an environment of diversity, openness, and respect where people can make valuable contributions.

An exciting journey lies ahead. Will you join us in pushing the boundaries of what's possible?

To strengthen our Global Procurement Team, based in our Atlanta HQ, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Sourcing Manager.

As the Sourcing Manager, you will be joining the Procurement Non-Commercial Indirect Team and managing sourcing projects in the "indirect" area (Professional Services, Commercial, Consultancy, IT, Lab Supply and Equipment, Facility Management, Distribution and Logistics). Depending on the project, you will be working independently or as a part of a team to execute sourcing initiatives and ensure their successful deployment across the organization. To be successful in your role you will need to build solid relationship and trust with your colleagues, your business stakeholders, and the suppliers in your portfolio.

You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • manage sourcing projects and initiative, connect with your business stakeholders, conduct negotiation with suppliers and coordinate contract finalization.

  • proactively identify sourcing opportunities and or propose improvement solutions.

  • analyze demand & market trends and identify opportunities.

You will contribute by:

  • working independently or as a part of a team to execute sourcing initiatives and ensure their successful deployment across the organization.

  • becoming accountable for the development, update and execution of specific category strategies.

  • establishing the organization as a leader in Environmental Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Interested? For this position you'll need the following education, experience and skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Minimum of 10 years of procurement experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm in sharing expertise and experience with other within your own discipline

  • Willingness and able to work autonomously and in teams... playing different roles.

  • Flexibility in operating within establish procedures and practices.

  • Business Analytics and data story telling: combine data visualization with narrative techniques to deliver insights in a way that engages decision makers in a compelling and easily embraced form.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Strong communication skills - Ability to build and maintain effective relationships of trust and credibility with internal stakeholders and suppliers.

  • Able to present and discuss results and projects in your area of responsibility to senior management.

  • Market Intelligence: Ability to leverage market information to drive change and more impactful results

  • Execution: ability to meet deadline and work well under pressure.

  • Project management and coordination skills is often required due to the complex nature and scope of many of our projects and initiatives.

  • Ability to think creatively and translate ideas into concrete projects and bring them to execution. We'd love you to suggest improvements to any existing process within and outside of procurement.

  • Strategic Orientation. Great Strategic skills.

  • Results Driven. Able to focus on delivering great results.

  • Stakeholder Focused & Centered.

  • Collaboration and Influence. Outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Leadership.

  • Change Management. Comfortable to work in a VUCA environment and to lead and contribute to wide scope/transformational initiatives.

Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you'll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees - just as we do for the patients we serve.

If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.

About us.

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach - from discovery to development to delivery - is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,600 employees and worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient's needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.