Sourcing Manager, Johns Creek GA

Lead projects; employ sourcing strategies, and deliver a sourcing and procurement process which is integrated with all relevant business owners. Optimize the selection of suppliers, negotiated pricing and total cost of ownership. Drive cost savings synergies across departments and business franchises. Identify and implement best practices for areas of responsibility.

Build strong internal and external procurement and management relationships. Ensure site compliance to global procurement policies, legal policies, financial controls, quality directives and relevant SOPs. Pursue continuous improvement and risk reduction opportunities. Directly influence PPV, Cash Flow, RM Inventory, DPO, Savings, Cost Avoidance and Capital Efficiency KPIs, and Quality KPI's.

Responsible for controlled materials and services sourcing, with concentration in packaging materials.

Major Accountabilities:

Responsible for contributing via all aspects of site Strategic Sourcing and Procurement processes.

Analyze expenditure base, identify cost reduction projects, perform market analyses, recommend short and long term sourcing strategies with defined risk/benefit analysis, and conduct competitive sourcing events for materials, services and equipment.

Employ sourcing strategies by leading cross functional strategic sourcing teams for major initiatives.

Develop Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposals (RFP), Service Contracts, Machinery and Equipment Agreements and Material Supply Agreements as required.

Conduct negotiations with suppliers.

Ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, ethical practices, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations. Facilitate contract execution and proper filing.

Support suppliers and internal customers across the cross-functional procurement process.

Penetrate Site functional areas within Manufacturing, Distribution, R&D, Facilities and Administration entities to be seen as valuable member of team in pursuit of efficient spend, sustained supply, and high quality results for the business. Directly influence PPV, Cash Flow, RM Inventory, DPO, Savings, Cost Avoidance and Capital Efficiency KPIs, and Quality KPI's.

Participate in process optimization and demand management opportunities to optimize internal practices. Perform projects across all categories of spend with concentration on MTO categories. Build and maintain strong internal customer and external supplier relationships.

Enable compliance with corporate and local policies and procedures, ethical practices, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations. Facilitate contract execution, maintenance and proper document retention. Provide and utilize accurate and timely consolidated reporting in support of ongoing productivity, cash flow and process improvement initiatives and effective compliance reporting. Employ electronic procurement tools, analytical tools, NBS initiatives, and cross-site/cross-function collaboration to achieve efficient and effective results. Support Transactional Buying Activities and maintenance of ERP system data. Support Financial, Legal, HSE and Quality System requirements.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to alcon.recruitment@alcon.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements BA degree in business, finance, or procurement.

Fluent in English

5 years relevant experience

Experience facilitating teams, negotiating contracts, working cross functionally and solving problems via analysis and creative idea execution.

Critical thinker.

Highly assertive and performance-driven.

Able to deliver high quality results with minimal direction and to navigate through ambiguity.

Demonstrated analytical aptitude, strong communication skills (verbal and written), and attention to detail.

Ability to work in teams and independently.

MS Office application experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

Desire to learn and apply new skills.

Preferred:

MBA

6-9 years relevant experience.


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