Associate Purchasing Director - (1723048) in Singapore at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

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Job Description

IMS Health and Quintiles have come together to be IQVIA. We have created a new way to harness advances in technology, analytics and human ingenuity called Human Data Science, to deliver solutions that help our customers drive healthcare forward and help patients around the globe. Inspired by the industry we help, our employees are committed to providing solutions that enable life sciences companies to innovate with confidence, maximize their opportunities and ultimately drive human health outcomes forward.
PURPOSE
Direct purchasing initiatives either regionally or globally and across different business functions to identify opportunities from vendor expenditure and make appropriate recommendations to operating management. Ensure adherence to the Quintiles Transnational corporate purchasing policy which encourages vendor competition.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Extract spend data from accounts payable or other databases and prepare spend analysis by category in various formats to highlight potential opportunities.
  • Oversee the extraction of spend files from vendors to create baselines spend for key purchasing categories.
  • Identify purchasing programs where change will impact business, develop and agree implementation plans and participate as a key members of change teams.
  • Identify and agree with key stakeholders purchasing team membership, purchasing process steps and timetable.
  • Prepare and present recommendation to management.
  • Benchmark and validate opportunities by requests for information, Prepare and issue competitive requests for proposals.
  • Manage and build relationship with internal stake holders to identify purchasing opportunities and programs from business plan and assist with chain management.
  • Manage vendor relationship using agreed scorecard methodology to drive continues improvement (price, service levels, new ideas etc.).
  • Develop purchasing plans, priorities, change programs and agree and implement vendor management programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
  • Knowledge of purchasing methodologies, principles, theories process and practices.
  • Knowledge of MS office Application.
  • 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.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to established and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers, managers and clients.


Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience of which five should be in supply chain management ,materials management, purchasing or procurement ;or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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 extend period of time.
  • Occasional Travel.

Meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimage healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and help patients around the globe. Whatever your career goals, we're here to confidently get you there!



Job ID: 1723048