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Sourcing Specialist, General Procurement - Region Americas

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Company: Roche
Contract: PERM
Location: California - South San Francisco, United States

As a General Procurement Sourcing Specialist, you are part of Global Procurement. You will be working in the Regional America organization focusing on General Procurement sourcing activities, primarily with a Legal focus, at the South San Francisco site.  

Regional Americas mission statement 

The Americas Regional Procurement team translates business requirements into Procurement activities and provides employees – from facilities managers, brand teams, to research scientist – with all day-to-day procurement services. Our team represents Global Procurement to our regional stakeholders and is often the point of contact for employees to support their requirements for goods and services to sustain our business and operations. We also ensure coordination and regional input into the wider Global Procurement organization, supporting our customers' future needs and proactively develop solutions.

As the Sourcing Specialist you will be responsible for the execution of low to medium complexity projects, of varying values related to operational procurement activities for business prompted, and in some cases procurement driven sourcing requests for legal within a specific region or site and for ensuring maximum possible Procurement impact and savings realization.

In addition, as a team member in the Region Americas team, you will have knowledge of legal-type sourcing process/methodology, such as documenting requirements, conducting analysis and negotiations, eSourcing tools and communicating with stakeholders and suppliers. The successful candidate will have an understanding of internal general sourcing characteristics, stakeholder functions and spend characteristics, and is able to translate business needs into sourcing requirements.

Your responsibilities:

1. Operational Sourcing Activities

  • Conduct General Procurement/ Legal sourcing activities at various spend levels.  Execute low to medium complexity operational sourcing requests for the US based Legal team.
  • Support a sourcing team aligned to the appropriate global/regional or local category strategy to develop and implement optimal total-cost-of-ownership sourcing solutions and strategies that address supply business requirements, within prescribed timelines.
  • Maintain communication within the Procurement network.
  • Apply the sourcing process for the delivery of general sourcing activity, including the application of eSourcing tools. Support the implementation of new processes, policies, and technologies including creation of required documentation.
  • Collaborate with Transactional / Requisition to Pay Procurement - Collaborate on a day-to-day basis with the requisition to pay (R2P) Procurement team (SSC) to ensure that the requisitioning component of the procurement process is delivered.
  • Support CSR initiatives related to (candidate) suppliers, e.g. supplier diversity, anti-bribery, etc.
  • Track and monitor Procurement operational targets and metrics where required and escalate issues as they arise.

2. Business Partnering, Category and Procurement Activities

  • Deliver Category Strategy execution and deliver certain strategic (sourcing) projects.
  • Manage execution of low to medium-complexity, various spend levels, local or regional projects as agreed with Category Management team.
  • Conduct operational Business Partnering with specific stakeholders within the region and in alignment with the Global Category and Supplier Management teams.
  • Act as a point of contact for Procurement topics for manufacturing and technical operations stakeholders.
  • Guide project teams in identification and resolution of day to day supply issue resolution and change management.

3. Deliver General Procurement execution and procurement support for business requirements

  • Support as, necessary, transactional issues with suppliers.

Your Qualifications:

  • Completion of University degree, with business related degree preferable.
  • 1-3 years operational end-to-end procurement experience including Sourcing, Supplier Management and Transactional Procurement.
  • 1-3 years business experience including knowledge of the legal business, markets and industry.
  • 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.
  • High degree of customer focus for both internal and external customers and proven ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with aggressive timelines.
  • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction).
  • Experience or knowledge of Centre of Excellence or Shared Services operating environments.

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