Procurement Manager

Nottingham, United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Description

This position is for Calyx, formerly Parexel Informatics. With 250 new drug approvals in its history, Calyx has supported over 25,000 trials involving more than fourteen million patients. Through its transition, the company will continue its focus on providing innovative technology solutions and services to speed the discovery of new treatments.

"Through innovative eClinical solutions and services, Calyx turns the uncertain into the reliable, helping bring new medical treatments to market faster. With deep expertise in clinical development and more than 25 years of supporting trial sponsors and clinical research organizations (CROs), Calyx harnesses that intelligence and activates its potential to solve complex problems, deliver fast insights, and get new drugs to market every day."

Job Purpose:
As the Supply Chain Manager you will be responsible and manage the end to end supply chain across all business units and functions. You will identify issues and risks, facilitate mitigation and resolution of issues and interact with the wider business. In addition will also work effectively in cross-functional sourcing and project teams overseeing major purchases and coordinate associated work with the Procurement team.
You will execute all relevant activities of the function including:
  • vendor identification, qualification and contracting
  • asset lifecycle management
  • license management
  • vendor contract management
  • planning, monitoring & review of software currency
  • license, contract and entitlement compliance
  • end-of-life and optional product replacement
  • global category management
  • global procurement operations
  • risk management

  • Key Accountabilities:

    Asset Management - Applies tools, techniques and processes to create and maintain an accurate asset register. Produces reports and analysis to support asset management activities and aid decision making.
    Sourcing - Prepares pre-qualification questionnaires and tender invitations in response to business cases. Recognises the difference between open source and proprietary systems options. Produces detailed evaluation criteria for more complex tenders and assists in evaluation of tenders.
    Supplier management - Collects supplier performance data and investigates problems. Monitors and reports on supplier performance, customer satisfaction, and market intelligence. Validates that suppliers' performance is in accordance with contract terms.
    Contract management - Sources and collects contract performance data and monitors performance against KPIs. Monitors compliance with Terms and Conditions and take appropriate steps to address non-compliance. Pro-actively manages risk and reward mechanisms in the contract. Monitors progress against business objectives specified in the business case. Identifies where change is required, and plans for variations. In consultation with stakeholders, ensures that change management protocols are implemented.
    Relationship Management - Identifies the communication and relationship needs of stakeholder groups. Translates stakeholder engagement strategies into specific activities and deliverables. Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact. Facilitates business decision-making processes. Captures and disseminates technical and business information.
    Business Risk Management - Carries out risk assessment within a defined functional or technical area of business. Uses consistent processes for identifying potential risk events, quantifying and documenting the probability of occurrence and the impact on the business. Refers to domain experts for guidance on specialised areas of risk, such as architecture and environment. Co-ordinates the development of countermeasures and contingency plans.

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects
  • Problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of a company
  • Client focused approach to work
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork.

  • Knowledge and Experience:
  • Strong knowledge of license management of software
  • Experience in planning and managing vendor engagements
  • Experience managing complex licensing frameworks
  • Experience in vendor contract management
  • Ability to work effectively in a global business setting
  • Strong knowledge of procurement principles, theories and processes.
  • Proven ability to lead, organize, influence and motivate others.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to influence outcomes with a commitment to work communication and support team principles.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level service-oriented approach to both internal and external customers.
  • Strong experience working within a Procurement environment.
  • Exposure to global operations and/or or life sciences is an advantage
  • Oracle experience in a global environment is beneficial.
  • Prior project management experience is an advantage.

  • Education:
  • Educated to degree level (life science, technology, or other related discipline preferred), other relevant qualification/experience.
  • C.P.M. designation (or equivalent) preferred.

  • Location:

    Our modern state of the art office is based in Nottingham city centre, we have a great working environment and the feel of an innovative technology company. Currently we are working from home but when the office reopens this role will be office based.


    In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan and other leading-edge benefits that you would expect with Calyx.

    Why Work at Parexel

    There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

    That's Parexel. We're a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

    How can we help you on your journey? Find your path, and learn more on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Glassdoor.