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Director, Global Procurement for a Managed Service Provider (MSP) OR Business Process Outsourcing

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Rafael, California
Start date
May 20, 2024

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Who We Are

It takes a village, and at BioMarin our corporate groups are the people behind our success. Groups such as IT, Finance, Legal, Global Compliance & Ethics, and our People Team provide foundational support of all areas of operation at BioMarin.        

Global Sourcing and Procurement       The Global Sourcing and Procurement (GSP) organization is accountable for driving and delivering Procurement value to support stakeholders’ and organizational strategic objectives.   The GSP function delivers value to BioMarin by leveraging market intelligence, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of good and services and management of BioMarin’s third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, GSP helps bring innovative new medicines to patients.                     The Global Procurement Managed Services Leader is a newly created role within the GSP organization and will be part of the GSP Leadership Team, reporting to the Vice President of Global Sourcing and Procurement.  This role is critical to manage and optimize the procurement managed service partner that has recently been selected.               The Global Procurement Managed Services Leader will be responsible for leading, developing, and overseeing the procurement managed services operations and service delivery on a global scale, ensuring effective and efficient execution of activities while aligning with GSP and BioMarin strategic goals. Including the implementation of leading practices, driving innovation and continuous improvement in the ways of working.              Location: This position is located in San Rafael, CA. There can be some flexible work from home days.          Role Responsibilities       Strategy       
  • Single point of accountability for performance of managed service provider
  • Collaborate with the Chief Procurement Officer and other leadership to align operational strategies with overall GSP goals.
  • Design, develop and execute strategies that enable a world class procurement managed services function.
  • Design, develop and execute process, data and technology strategies.
  • Develop standardized policies and processes for critical capabilities such as tactical sourcing, purchase order transactions, supplier master management, expense management support, help desk support.
  • Develop a comprehensive set of procurement dashboards/ reports to measure performance of outsourced provider.
       Operational and Performance Management       
  • Establish and implement governance structure.  
  • Manage continuous improvement initiatives such as data, process, and digital solutions.
  • Responsible to drive procurement and end user compliance
  • Responsible for developing excellent data and reporting capabilities.
  • Establish overall, aligned annual goals and targets for GPMS Service Provider
  • Represent the Procurement Managed Services in a leadership capacity across all levels of the company.
  • Act as the subject matter expect on evolving procurement practices and standards that may be rapidly changing internally and externally.
  • Promote customer centric mindset and enable capabilities to drive that mindset.
  • Provide excellent leadership and be a strong partner for the GSP organization.
       Skills Required       
  • Deep business transformation experience including integrated digital, data and process transformations.
  • Deep world-class procurement experience including best practice governance (policies, procedures, tools, templates, data, compliance reporting), procurement processes, S2P technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement processes and regulations associated with the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Extensive experience in procurement and supply chain management in a global capacity, preferably within the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Experience in vendor management and contract negotiation.
  • Experience with procurement technology.
  • Results-driven mindset and capabilities
  • Excellent communicator and interpersonal skills with comfort working cross-functionally to gather information and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with leaders across the Global Sourcing and Procurement organization and stakeholders across BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Motivated, high-energy, curious, self-starter and strong business mindset
       Qualifications & SkillsMinimum Level of Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in business, Supply Chain Management or related field.  MBA or post-graduate qualifications in a related field would be an advantage.
Area of Specialization: Procurement, Managed Services Implementation, Supply Chain. Extensive experience in procurement and supply chain management in a global capacity, preferably within the pharmaceutical sector.              
  • 12+ years of operational Procurement experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading Managed Services organizations.
  • Knowledge of Procurement tools such as sourcing, quotation analysis, contract negotiation, supplier review, supplier development and others; specific expertise with Ariba and SAP preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing categories, particularly category strategy development and implementation, stakeholder management and supplier relationship management.
  • In-depth understanding of external environment and supplier relationship models
  • Strong knowledge of finance (cost benchmark, financial audit with key suppliers) and legal matters (contracting)
  • Clear understanding of business value, business priorities, and potential implementation risks
  • Significant experience working in a matrix (global/ regional) business environment.
  • Strong networking skills and a proven ability to build productive and collaborative relationships with stakeholders and business partners.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks across multiple projects using project management skills.
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communications, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work in high pressure environment, often under tight deadlines.
       Travel Requirements       
  • Periodic travel will be required to Supplier remote locations.
Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive, or a limitation of the duties of the position. It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.       


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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