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Manager, Supplier Relationship

Company: Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Location: Princeton
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryOtsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI) is an innovative, fast-growing healthcare company that commercializes Otsuka-discovered and in-licensed products in the U.S. With a strong focus on neuroscience, oncology, cardio-renal and medical device, OAPI is dedicated to improving patient health and the quality of human life. OAPI is part of the Otsuka Group companies. For more information, visit position is responsible for building and expanding upon the existing Supplier Relationship Management Program. This program currently covers key vendors in the Finance Operations Indirect, Shared Services, and IT organization. Due to the growth of the program, Otsuka is looking to create a center of excellence for the governance of our vendors across the enterprise (OAPI, OPDC, ODH, OCPI). The supplier relationship management group will work closely with Strategic Sourcing and Requestors of Services (ROS) who manage the vendor relationships.Job DescriptionThis position is a centralized governance role to help to stand up and administer the new vendor management program. Key activities include (but are not limited to):

  • In conjunction with Sourcing and key stakeholders, lead Supplier Relationship program for assigned supplier categories and ensure that we are driving forward actions and desired outcomes.
  • Develop, formalize, and maintain collaborative relationships with strategic suppliers, including interfacing with senior leaders and business operations to drive business outcomes. Establish actionable goals between suppliers and Otsuka operations and drive communication between both sides.
  • Using the Governance Charter, drive the rhythm of Operational Support Team and Executive Support Team meetings, which includes drafting agendas, capturing key actions and takeaways, conducting gap analyses using surveys, and driving continuous improvement via performance improvement plans and risk mitigation planning.
  • Ensure a common supplier engagement and risk assessment approach is taken with regards to the management of key suppliers.
  • Work with suppliers and key stakeholders in drafting measurable KPI's.
  • Lead the collation and management of supplier performance metrics.
  • Develop and maintain supplier performance and relationship summary overviews, including dashboards, presentations, meeting minutes, action item logs, performance improvement plans, and risk mitigation plans.
  • Conduct and analyze internal and external surveys to evaluate supplier performance, trends, and gap identification that inform supplier performance reviews and business planning with suppliers and create supplier and category scorecards based on this information.
  • Stay abreast of current industry practices and bring innovative ideas proactively into Otsuka.QualificationsRequired
    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Business.
    • Minimum of 3 to 4 years' experience in strategic sourcing or vendor management program, as well as a minimum of 1 year of managing large, complex vendor relationships.
    • Demonstrable understanding of the end-to-end technology sourcing to pay process.
    • Leading teams though a process of vendor performance and risk migration that manages contract metrics that may include a remediation plan to improve performance.
    • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and SharePoint Management.Experience using Ariba is a plus.
    • Strong presentation skills.
    • Ability to analyze data and determine creative ways to present the data to tell the story.
    • Ability to interact effectively with stakeholders and executives across business and technology units.
      • Ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities simultaneously.Come discover more about Otsuka and our benefit offerings; job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.Valid Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or AccommodationThe COVID-19 Vaccination is mandatory for incoming new hires and employees. Uploading documentation with proof of full vaccination record or an Otsuka approved accommodation will be required during the pre-employment process as permitted by law. New hires must be fully vaccinated unless there is an approved accommodation prior to start date.Statement Regarding Job Recruiting Fraud ScamsAt Otsuka we take security and protection of your personal information very seriously. Please be aware individuals may approach you and falsely present themselves as our employees or representatives. They may use this false pretense to try to gain access to your personal information or acquire money from you by offering fictitious employment opportunities purportedly on our behalf.Please understand, Otsuka will never ask for financial information of any kind or for payment of money during the job application process. We do not require any financial, credit card or bank account information and/or any payment of any kind to be considered for employment. We will also not offer you money to buy equipment, software, or for any other purpose during the job application process. If you are being asked to pay or offered money for equipment fees or some other application processing fee, even if claimed you will be reimbursed, this is not Otsuka. These claims are fraudulent and you are strongly advised to exercise caution when you receive such an offer of employment.Otsuka will also never ask you to download a third-party application in order to communicate about a legitimate job opportunity. Scammers may also send offers or claims from a fake email address or from Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc, and not from an official Otsuka email address. Please take extra caution while examining such an email address, as the scammers may misspell an official Otsuka email address and use a slightly modified version duplicating letters.To ensure that you are communicating about a legitimate job opportunity at Otsuka, please only deal directly with Otsuka through its official Otsuka Career website will not be held liable or responsible for any claims, losses, damages or expenses resulting from job recruiting scams. If you suspect a position is fraudulent, please contact Otsuka's call center at: 800-363-5670. If you believe you are the victim of fraud resulting from a job recruiting scam, please contact the FBI through the Internet Crime Complaint Center at:, or your local authorities.

Keywords: Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Trenton , Manager, Supplier Relationship, Executive , Princeton, New Jersey

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