Allergan Associate Director, Procurement R&D in Madison, New Jersey

Associate Director, Procurement R&D

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

▾ ▸ 1 additional location

Irvine, California, United States

Jun 14, 2018Post Date

180680Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Description

The Associate Director, R&D Procurement - Clinical Services will actively support the development and implementation of strategies for the Allergan clinical services sourcing categories. In doing so, the Associate Director, R&D Procurement - Clinical Services works closely with Allergan Legal, Global R&D (including Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, and the Chief Medical Officer organizations), Finance, and Global Procurement teams to ensure these strategies and their related implementation plans are managed proactively and through cross-functional teams. This position will work closely with managers and leaders across Allergan therapeutic areas.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Deliver Business Results : (1) understand Allergan’s business requirements, and clearly include these within supplier contracts, (2) demonstrate and apply functional knowledge, experiences, and management skills to promote team performance and continual improvement across the organization’s work with R&D services suppliers, (3) ensure applicable suppliers execute services as committed, and (4) handle issue resolution for outsourced services.

  • Enhance Organizational Performance : (1) foster clear, consistent, and open collaboration across the extended Allergan and supplier teams, (2) identify and pursue new ideas and constructive change to support improved execution from both Allergan and our suppliers, and (3) support the issue escalation process at the operational level and ensure timely escalation to senior leadership.

  • Demonstrate Personal Leadership : (1) act with integrity, initiative, and sound judgment to reinforce trust, professionalism, and commitments, (2) communicate regularly, openly, and effectively both within Allergan and to our suppliers, as appropriate, and (3) inspire and empower peers, Allergan team and suppliers, as appropriate, to achieve and exceed objectives.

  • Develop Human Capital : (1) attract, assemble, and retain a high-caliber, multidisciplinary team to support sourcing activities, supplier performance, governance, relationships, and assessments, and (2) continuously develop self and others through both formal and informal training, skill development, communication, performance management and growth opportunities.

  • Support multiple R&D Clinical services sourcing categories and projects.

  • Effectively project manages all initiatives.


  • Minimum of 10 years inbiotechnology/ pharmaceutical industry or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience in a clinical outsourcing/contracts function.

  • Ideally, with direct engagement with CROs and other clinical suppliers.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the development of contract management processes.

  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with executives and senior leaders, both internally and externally.

  • Excellent business/financial acumen, proficient in leading and managing cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to lead, motivate, influence and drive change at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to understand the factors affecting the finances and/or operations of suppliers.

  • Excellent global supplier management skills with ability foster and leverage professional relationships.

  • Ability to identify and solve complex contractual, process, operational business challenges, and know when to seek assistance.

  • Clear understanding of clinical R&D supplier and sponsor businesses, financial drivers, & competencies.

  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally 10-20% of the time.


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in business or relevant technical discipline.

  • Preferred: Masters Degree in relevant field and/or Juris Doctorate (JD)

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.