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Sr. Sourcing Manager

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Company: Roche
Contract: PERM
Location: Arizona - Tucson, United States

Primary responsibilities

Core accountabilities

  • Lead procurement operations teams (where applicable) – Lead small teams of Sourcing Managers for specific stakeholder groups or areas of spend, ensuring a focus on cycle-times and quality of customer service.
  • Perform procurement operations activities - Execute procurement operations activities within Region or site ensuring a focus on efficiency, compliance, and the quality of customer service. This includes the following actions:
    • Understand end user requirements as received directly or indirectly.
    • Leverage the applicable category guidance documents and procurement knowledge to determine the best method for driving value in meeting the request.
    • Execute support requests, applying continuous improvement methodologies where possible.
    • Ensure compliance to applicable policies, standards and operating procedures in order to maintain the organization’s right to operate.
    • Communicate the status, progress, and outcomes of procurement activities.
    • Support the creation and review of relevant purchasing documentation.
  • Maintain information flows - Responsible for maintaining strong information flows back to the Category Management teams in the event of:
    • High-value or non-standard requests (i.e. those not covered by guidelines).
    • Opportunities to aggregate demand and generate additional leverage.
    • Regular submission of operations data and requirements to develop new strategies.
  • Apply sourcing process - Application of the sourcing process (RfIs, RfQs, RfPs) for the delivery of sourcing activity, incl. the application of eSourcing tools. Support the implementation of new processes, policies, and technologies.
  • Collaborate with support functions - Collaborate on an as-needed basis with relevant business support functions (e.g. Accounts Payable) to drive operational efficiencies and maximum value-add to the business.
  • Monitor targets and KPIs – Ensure that Direct Procurement Operations targets and metrics on customer service are delivered. Track and monitor these metrics where required, and escalate issues as they arise.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Support CSR initiatives related to (candidate) suppliers, e.g. supplier diversity, anti-bribery, animal welfare, etc.

People Accountabilities (where direct reports exist)

  • Develop people – Coach procurement team members and provide opportunities for professional development. Define a succession plan for the team to support career development and ensure a pipeline of talent.
  • Manage performance - Manage performance and talent development for all direct functional reports and contribute to feedback to project or other related resources, according to Roche’s standards.

Personal Accountabilities

  • Training – Perform continuous professional development activities and ensure up to date training in processes and systems relevant to position.

Education, experience and skills


  • University degree, with business related degree preferable.
  • Business level fluency in English as well as primary business language of the site(s).
  • 3+ years procurement experience with experience in basic contracting, business enterprise systems, and spot buying.
  • Experience or demonstrated understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs.
  • Good communication skills and demonstrated understanding of translating business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind.
  • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction).


  • Post graduate business related qualification.
  • Documented international Strategic Sourcing or cost reduction experience.
  • Experience in operational excellence or continuous improvement methodologies
  • Life Sciences experience.
  • Professional purchasing (e.g. CIPS, ISM) or Finance related licenses or certifications.
  • Experience with enterprise systems and procure to-pay tools and eSourcing tools.
  • Competence or fluency in other sub-region languages is strongly encouraged.

Travel requirements: Minimal 10%


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