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Vice President Procurement, Americas Region

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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Administration, Procurement
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Pharm Country

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Vice President Procurement, Americas Region


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

EMPLOYER:Ipsen Bioscience, Inc.

JOB TITLE:Vice President Procurement, Americas Region

LOCATION: One Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142



  • Sits at North America Executive Leadership Team, Global Procurement Leadership Team and North America Finance Leadership Team and provides thought leadership and spend stewardship to executive stakeholders.
  • Consult and advise senior leadership teams/executives on the impact of procurement and vendor management activities on projects and budgets. Identify cost savings and cost reduction opportunities and enterprise-wide consolidation.
  • Drives change while developing strong partnerships with other functional leaders.
  • Partners with the business to build and maintain a co-owned/co-shared mindset for every step of value creation: generating ideas and identifying opportunities together, delivering them together.
  • Provides direction and management support for the regional procurement team, including setting goals and ensuring that the team is working toward achievement of those goals.
  • Collaborates with Global Category teams to drive efficient category management process in the region and owns the category management lifecycle process for regional categories including development of long-term, multi-year category strategies and development and evaluation of “go to market” strategies and supports the efforts of the team members with their categories.
  • Leverages multiple sources of market intelligence and data to make data-informed decisions.
  • Develops a comprehensive view of the balance between supply and demand and actively monitors market conditions for the team’s categories on an ongoing basis in order to make informed decisions.
  • Has responsibility for the development and evaluation of “go to market” strategies for regional categories and can achieve creative commercial outcomes through negotiation planning and successful execution by directing cross functional teams of stakeholders.
  • Develop procurement and vendor management strategies for long-term growth, short-term output and execution of best practices.
  • Interacts with SVP level at largest suppliers, and C-level at medium suppliers. Interactions will revolve around negotiations, supply assurance and building / maintaining IPSEN’s positive reputation in the market
  • Manage complex negotiations with key vendors that require a detailed strategic plan and that have a direct correlation with operational needs and/or goals.
  • Able to work across business units and engage with Global Category teams and leadership to facilitate positive outcomes for the organization
  • Involved in the performance management process for global strategic suppliers and regional suppliers, including regular business reviews and supports the efforts of the team members with their suppliers.
  • Delivers structural cost savings, supplier rationalization, contract implementation, payables enhancement and other KPIs to established targets
  • Proactively reports progress against sourcing goals for the specified period.
  • Drives compliance with policies governing the procurement process
  • Reviews stakeholder requirements, market intelligence, and supply market analysis to determine “should cost” and sets strategies that optimize the company’s structural cost position
  • Sponsors and champions the Supplier Diversity Program within the North America region with specific target to drive expenditure towards small and diverse suppliers.
  • Engages with the Business Development team to plan and prepare any company or asset integration efforts. This role would typically lead the Procurement integration’s team and efforts related to future mergers and acquisitions.
  • Recommend procurement structure to include building of high performing team by driving engagement, development, and team success
  • Develop staff to ensure high calibre individuals with ability to sit at Site/affiliate Leadership Teams.
  • Ensure development of procurement talent by making such talent visible at Procurement talent reviews both and talent review of the business unit.
  • Employer will accept a Master’s degree in International Business Management or related field and 15 years of progressively increasing experience and responsibility in sourcing, category management, finance, or business related operations, including experience with indirect procurement.

Position requires demonstrable experience in the following:

  • pharmaceutical industry experience and operational excellence
  • working and negotiating across/within local cultures
  • analytical skills with ability to identify and explain critical issues
  • working collaboratively across functions and leading cross-functional or geographically dispersed teams
  • knowledge of international business markets as supply base is global
  • knowledge of supplier diversity programs; and,
  • knowledge of financial principles in create annual operating plans, standard material costs and budget process.

The annual base salary range for this position is $251,000-$368,000.

This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentives program as well as our long-term incentives program.

At Ipsen we are proud to offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including 401(k) with company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts. Ipsen also provides parental leave, paid time off, a discretionary winter shutdown, well-being allowance, commuter benefits, and much more.

The pay range displayed above is the range of base pay compensation within which Ipsen expects to pay for this role at the time of this posting. Individual compensation within this range depends on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge and demonstrated skills.

To Apply: e-mail resume to referencingjob code 11926.42.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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