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Director, Supplier Relationship Management

Company: bluebird bio
Location: Somerville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

As part of the bluebirdbio Operations team, the Senior Director, Supplier Relationship Management provides leadership for strategic relationships with all bluebird bio suppliers, and services for marketed products. Assesses product requirements, develops sourcing strategies, and implements risk management plans. Negotiates master agreements and leads oversight of strategic supplier performance. Develops and implements strategies to reduce costs, increase reliability, and enable flexibility.
You'll help to bring more patients their bluebird days by:

  • Provides leadership for strategic relationships, contract manufacturers, and external operations service providers.
  • Assesses bluebird bio's business requirements and processes. Develops sourcing strategies and implements them to maintain a robust supply chain.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Commercial, Technical Operations, Manufacturing, and Quality to assess needs, and as directed by them, support or lead global projects.
  • Negotiates all master service agreements, SOWs, LOIs, and other contracts and agreements associated with strategic outsourced providers.
  • Develops and implements strategies to reduce costs, increase reliability, and enable flexibility
  • Liaises between senior leaders to ensure effective communication, aligned priorities, and sharing of key information.
  • Own business governance process and model for each relationship and overall category of service.

    You're the bird we're looking for if you have:

    • 10+ years of people leadership and management experience.
    • 10+ years relevant GxP supplier relationship management experience with specific experience managing testing and manufacturing services.
    • 10+ years people leadership and cross-functional portfolio management experience.
    • Operational and business expertise managing an entire portfolio of CMO and CTO relationships.
    • Demonstrated leadership in a centralized business role with accountability for cross-functional governance, oversight, prioritization, and risk mitigation.
    • Ability to independently lead and execute in complex environments involving a cross-functional and diverse set of stakeholders
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills (written, oral and presentations)
    • Experience with contract negotiations, supplier oversight and governance, and performance monitoring

Keywords: bluebird bio, Somerville , Director, Supplier Relationship Management, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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