Allergan Senior Manager, Procurement (Indirect) in Madison, New Jersey

Senior Manager, Procurement (Indirect)

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

Apr 16, 2018Post Date

179185Requisition #

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 Overview

The Global Procurement Senior Manager will actively support the development and implementation of strategies associated with our Professional Services indirect categories including HR, Legal, Consulting, Fleet, Meeting/Conference, Contingent Workers and Benefits. The role will work closely with cross-functional teams across the organization. The Sr. Manager will work closely with business partners delivering value and cost-optimization opportunities, capturing cost-savings/reductions, and improving financial and operational performance.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Strategic Sourcing : Actively contribute to the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for the agreed categories in support of Global Sourcing objectives. Lead and support the supplier selection process, including the selection of transactional and preferred vendors. This includes supporting internal stakeholders with the development of specifications and criteria for outsourced services, evaluation of suppliers, and the management of selected suppliers. Proactively support supplier management activities such as issue resolution, performance trending, and supplier governance where appropriate, including managing an interactive lessons learned session and process improvements.

  • Ensure effective transition from current practices to any new model including migration to e-sourcing & Procurement systems, tools, process and guidelines

  • Achieve Significant Synergies and Cost Savings : Proactively analyse categories of spend to ensure that all potential opportunities for operational, quality, and financial synergies are identified, tracked, and implemented. Ensure that targeted cost savings are achieved without placing risk on the company’s quality, operational, and timeline requirements. Ensure the communication and alignment of these synergy and savings targets across business partners and organizational leaders to provide consistency of message and approach.

  • Contract Management : Develop and foster relationships with preferred/alliance suppliers to ensure clear communication, create an environment of partnership, and agreed-to contractually committed levels of service, quality, delivery, and cost.

  • Requirement Definitions : Proactively work with business partners to identify sourcing and contracting requirements in advance of supplier communications to ensure clear specifications, requirements, and alignment across the Allergan team prior to initiating requests or agreements with suppliers. Develop and maintain stakeholder business relationship to build and win internal support for the benefit of the business and value- add.

  • Request Proposals : Follow a high-quality, consistent, expeditious, and effective process to ensure that the proper sources of supply are evaluated and selected to support the business need. Prepare, finalize, and distribute requests for proposal to suppliers with a team of internal stakeholders. Manage the receipt and internal distribution of supplier responses and, as appropriate, review proposals, conduct bid evaluation analyses, coordinate bid defenses with the supplier and Allergan teams, compile selection criteria/requirements, and facilitate decision-making process to ensure objectivity and adherence to selection criteria while meeting the team’s timelines.

  • Negotiate Agreements : Negotiate master services, confidentiality, service standards, and other supplier agreements based on Allergan templates and with the support of Allergan functional and legal teams to ensure high quality, provide clarity, obtain competitive costs, document timelines, and mitigate risk. Ensure that the negotiations meet the cost savings and synergy targets. Interact with the Legal, Finance, and other departments, as needed, to ensure cross departmental alignment with respect to processes and policies for contract development, approval, execution, and management. Act as the central point of contact through execution of agreements. Manage changes in contract scope, change orders, and amendments to ensure accurate and timely revisions to terms and/or services.

  • Category Profile : Document and maintain a comprehensive category profile for the professional services category. Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of supply market conditions for the sourcing sub-categories that are being managed, as well as a good working knowledge of the supplier or sub-category offerings. Maintain and present to line management, intelligence and market analysis regarding product and service development opportunities.


  • Experience in Category Management strategy and category profiling.

  • Proven track record of supplier evaluation, negotiation and selection.

  • Experience in contract management and execution.

  • Experience in supplier development and supplier performance.

  • Strong skills in spend and performance analysis.

  • Good understanding of supply market.

  • Good understanding of best-in-class sourcing management processes and techniques.

  • Ability to identify business opportunities and make business proposals.

  • Energetic, committed and dedicated to achieve success.

  • Able to resolve problems, transition and transform sourcing activities.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

  • Personal organization and self-management.

  • Strong Analytical skills.

  • 7 year’s minimum experience in sourcing professional services indirect categories including HR, Legal, Consulting, Fleet, Meeting/Conference, Contingent Workers and Benefits.


Bachelor’s Degree required, procurement related degree preferred.

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.