Senior Procurement Manager

Rockville, Maryland
Dec 03, 2022
Jan 02, 2023
Full Time
Senior Procurement Manager

Rockville, Maryland

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

The senior procurement manager is the leader responsible for developing and driving the procurement vision and process within Emmes. Responsibilities include leading a new procurement function within the organization and partnering with executives and corporate services leaders to deliver annual value improvements and company efficiencies. The role will mitigate risk, use technology, improve processes and systems, and reduce overall cost of ownership and acquisition of vendor services and products.

  • Drive the development and implementation of common procurement processes, standardized practices, use of tools and technologies that can be scaled company wide
  • Work with our external procurement partner on spend analyses, target high cost areas, and develop RFP'
  • Negotiate/renegotiate contracts with vendors seeking best value with high quality
  • Work closely with finance team and purchasing team on Procure to Pay (P2P) process to ensure efficient end to end delivery model
  • Coordinate business projects and programs with vendors (e.g. M&A integration of procurement function, make or buy analyses, vendor transition, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), monitoring execution and presenting results to senior leaders
  • Point of contact and ensure the implementation of Enterprise Processes such as Supplier Quality, Supplier Risk and Supplier Management
  • Analyze and report on procurement metrics for business reviews

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or other related subject required
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to at least five years of experience in a related procurement role)
  • Preferably within a global healthcare, clinical research, biotechnology, life sciences or services environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously bringing them to timely completion with attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Comfortable working effectively at all levels of the organization and demonstrated ability to consistently work well with others
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams

Emmes is a federal government contractor and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:
  • Unlimited Approved Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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