Shire Head of Procurement Integrations in Lexington, Massachusetts

This position is responsible for ensuring Procurement meets and or exceeds value capture targets.

This position will work closely with the Procurement Leadership Team as well as Shire senior leadership, building alignment and consensus with stakeholders. The candidate will need to have very strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), influencing and problem solving skills as they will interact across all levels of the organization including the most senior and high profiled leaders across Shire. They should display a passion for motivating team members and an acute sense of detail and ability to deliver strong results over an extended time period.

As value capture initiatives are a driving factor in merger and acquisitions and typically shared with the investment and external stakeholder communities, this role is critical in ensuring Procurement’s success with meeting its commitment to internal stakeholders and Shire senior leadership.

Essential Functions:

Value Capture Initiative Delivery

  • Assists Head of Global Procurement in establishing overall value capture initiatives to meet or exceed synergy goals

  • Communicates goals to senior leadership, driving consensus and alignment

  • Functions as the program management office ensuring that quick wins, rapid sourcing events and full sourcing events are conducted and completed according to the value capture plan’s timeline

  • Establishes reporting cadence for category teams executing value capture initiatives; conducts review meetings and project deep dives according to schedule

  • Supports category teams in value capture execution, identifying solutions to roadblocks and obstacles

Performance Management

  • Create and manage project tracking system to monitor progress against value capture goals

  • Monitor progress and performance and provide regular performance against goals reporting and updates to Procurement Leadership Team and senior Shire leadership

  • Analyzes variances against the plan and provides analysis with recommended mitigation to Procurement Leadership Team to ensure success against value capture goals

Education Requirements:

  • BA or BS required. Procurement qualification (e.g. CPSM, MCIPS) preferred; MBA is preferred Minimum of 10 plus years’ experience in Procurement /Procurement Systems

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management in Supply Chain or Procurement

  • Strong project/program management skills

  • Experience with Procurement Systems/IT applications, proficient with Microsoft Excel (advanced functionality) and PowerPoint

  • Strong written and oral communications skills

  • Solid knowledge of strategic sourcing process

  • General knowledge of all direct/indirect categories and associated spend

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodations

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Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.