Director, Strategic Supplier Management

Hybrid - Horsham, PA
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Lead and manage the Company’s Procurement Operations. Responsible for the day-to-day functions of the team as well as development and execution of Global supplier strategies including contract negotiations, supplier selection and supplier relationship management.


  • Effectively hire, train, mentor, lead, supervise and manage a team of supply chain professionals and staff to meet the Company and departmental objectives. Evaluate performance of team members assigned, identifying performance gaps, and recommending and instituting development opportunities as may be required.
  • Facilitate cross training to foster an integrated and aligned procurement team, develop succession plans, knowledge share and development opportunities for team members to grow their Supply Chain knowledge and career opportunities.
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) designed for performance management and employee growth.
  • Design and manage strategies for procurement and supplier management in collaboration with internal customers ensure that appropriate timelines are in place and aligned with the company’s overall objectives.
  • Deliver a predictable, competitive cost structure, consistency in quality, and assurance of supply in support of the Company’s strategic and financial objectives.
  • Analyze purchasing process and implement changes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the Company’s purchasing capabilities.
  • Provide strong technical leadership in proactively managing supply chain strategies to ensure that procurement activities are conducted in efficient and timely manner, while maintaining compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and track departmental budgets, including preparation of cost estimates for new projects.
  • Develop, maintain, and grow strategic supplier relationships to ensure supply chain continuity.
  • In collaboration with internal partners (i.e., Finance, Quality) provide support for the day-to-day management of supplier accounts including the facilitation of issue resolution, ensure the company funds are expended for clinical supplies in compliance with the corporate grant of authority table and in conjunction with approved supply plans.
  • Drive, participate and contribute positively to process improvement initiatives and creation of SOPs and functional training development/revision and implementation.
  • Maintain awareness of current industry standards, trends, and practices, sharing industry updates, trends, and practices with Supply Chain team to elevate team knowledge and performance.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Ability and desire to work a project to completion meeting and or exceeding timeline deliverables.
  • Demonstrate and drive the Ancillare mission, values, and strategy.
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to the job.
  • Work outside usual hours as may be required to support global business.
  • Travel domestically and internationally as may be required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Graduate degree preferred.
  • 7+ years demonstrated effective leadership in the area of supply chain, distribution, logistics or material management.
  • Working knowledge of GLOBAL quality and regulatory issues as they relate to supply chain.
  • Demonstrated experience managing supply chain teams with a strong working knowledge of supply chain management as both the development stage for clinical supplies as well as the commercial stage is highly desirable.
  • APICS certification preferred.
  • Understand lean/Six Sigma principles.
  • Experience working in a startup organization and or matrix environment highly desirable.
  • Experience building global organizations is highly desirable.


  • Ability to effectively communicate in English both written and verbal.
  • Ability to partner and successfully gain collaboration across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Demonstrated innovative approach and collaborative style with the ability to establish strong relationships and navigate across all functions of the organization.
  • Extensive and skillful negotiations experience.
  • Ability to develop and apply strategy as well as flawlessly execute day to day tactical requirements.
  • Excellent independent decision making, creative problem-solving skills and project management skills are essential for success in this role.
  • Highly organized with the ability to meet changing demands.
  • Proficient in the use of lap-top computer and software systems including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to effectively work both strategically and tactically, and independently as well as in a team effort.
  • Strong leadership skills with a professional presence and demeanor to champion the organization.