Associate Director, Supply Chain (R1110407) in Valencia, CA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 1/21/2020

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    Valencia, CA
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Job Description

Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.

Manage all aspects of Materials Planning, Purchasing, Warehouse and Inventory Management initiatives across the laboratory testing, specimen management, kit production and overhead business functions at all Q2 Solutions facilities in the Americas Region. This includes management of supply chain activities at internal and vendor locations in California, New York, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina and Argentina and Brazil.  This roles is responsible to ensure adherence to IQVIA and Q2 Solutions corporate purchasing policy which encourages vendor competition.
  • Manage staff, based on resourcing requirements related to the complexity of the category or function assigned, in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable legislation. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resources matters, including salary administration.
  • If applicable, appropriately handle personnel issues, conflict management, define goals that increase knowledge and skills of staff, and define staff expectations, consulting and taking advice where necessary.
  • May contribute to discussions on implementation of inventory management and purchasing strategy on a regional basis and implement objectives, as appropriate. Ensure staff have a consistent understanding and positive impression of business strategy for regional and global objectives.
  • Provide leadership and management of materials management and purchasing projects from conception through deployment. Establish project budgets, resource plans, milestones, tracking metrics, and success measures.
  • Extract spend data from accounts payable or other databases and prepare spend analysis by category in various formats to highlight potential opportunities and to measure success. Extract spend files from vendors to create baselines spend for key purchasing categories.
  • Prepare and present purchasing, inventory, process and systems improvement recommendations to executive management and other stakeholders.
  • Benchmark and validate supply chain metrics with comparable companies.
  • Support new product introduction requirements and savings opportunities by preparing and issuing competitive Requests for Proposals.
  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders to identify purchasing and inventory opportunities and programs from business plans.
  • Work with stakeholders to manage vendor relationships using agreed scorecard methodology where applicable to drive continuous improvement (price, service levels, new ideas etc.).
  • Create purchasing plans, priorities, change programs and agree and implement vendor management programs.
  • Knowledge of purchasing methodologies, principles, theories, processes and practices.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications and strong MS Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of Peoplesoft Purchasing, Inventory and Manufacturing modules is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills.
  • Ability to identify financial issues, develop and execute mitigating actions.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed influencing skills.
  • Management of others
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years' experience of which five should be in supply chain management, materials management, purchasing or procurement including previous line management experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional travel.  
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Job ID: R1110407