I’m a recruiter at Axelon Services Corporation. I thought you may be interested in an opportunity we currently have available for a Procurement Associate with a major pharma company located in Tampa, FL.  Please review the job description below. 

If you are qualified and interested in pursuing this opportunity, please call me at (212) 488-7719 ASAP.  You may also send me an e-mail, if you do respond via e-mail please include a daytime phone number so I can reach you.  In considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond ASAP. 

If you do not feel like you are a good fit, but you know someone who may be looking for position like this, please feel free to forward this email onto them.  I also encourage you to visit our website at www.axelon.com for all of our job openings. 

W2 contract only, please call meto discuss the rate***

“This role is currently work-from-home and will move to the office environment after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”

Job Description:
o Understand the Professional Services (PS), Consulting and Human Resource (HR) business requirements and translate them into effectively leading sourcing initiatives including Requests for (Proposals, Information, Solutions etc.(RFXs), PS Agreement execution, the execution of Master Services Agreements (MSA), and Statements of Work (SOW)
o Facilitate continuous improvement and ideation that will enable the Business Partner, Category and Functional Leads to achieve strategic objectives.
o Lead cross-functional teams to manage sourcing projects in support of business requirements and expected business outcomes.
o Business partnering with Global Procurement and other functional areas, e.g. Legal, HR, Software Asset Management, and Finance, globally. Extensive interaction with Business Partners is required to ensure that strategies, objectives, total costs are aligned and optimal savings are realized in the execution of contracts.

Major Duties include:
o Contract Negotiation and Development – ability to negotiate and draft Commercial Terms and defend Legal Terms on standard internal template agreements for Professional Services, Consulting and Human Resourcing engagements
o Build, maintain and enhance relationships with leading Professional Services, Consulting, HR firms and internal stakeholders
o Leads in the development and evaluation of supplier Requests for Information/Proposal/Solution (RFx’s) including ensuring comprehensive requirements and specifications, pricing models and contract terms are included.
o Lead and manage the full RFx process from RFx development through contract execution.
o Evaluate competitive offerings to determine the overall best offer for goods or services.
o Negotiate and/or issue contracts, amendments, and attachments obtaining legal review and approval of a contract when required.
o Facilitate and lead appropriate contracting processes from proof of concept to award/supplier selection.
o Manages multiple, complex projects independently.
o Aligns Procurement goals with client’s business objectives.
o Apply appropriate business analytics to review proposals and provide accurate financial comparisons of business proposals
o Drive sustainable/substantial cost savings and value beyond savings for the PS, Consulting and HR categories.
o Utilize e-Procurement tools (Ariba) to manage sourcing projects
o Operate as trusted advisor by providing procurement insights and subject matter expertise to internal stakeholders

•Bachelor’s degree is required, Masters Preferred,
• 5+ years in Indirect Procurement Services Categories preferably supporting PS, HR and Consulting Services categories,
• Proficient working knowledge of enterprise IT software and services norms and practices, preferred –
•Experience in evaluating the market, assessing suppliers, contracting and financial analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to partner with and manage internal stakeholders at all levels within a highly matrixed organization, working across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams
• Experience negotiating with top tier IT suppliers

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated leadership, procurement and business acumen
• Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate cross-functionally
• Knowledge of Agile methodologies, particularly Agile Contracting is a plus
• A proactive, creative and analytical approach to challenges.
• Demonstrated high degree of independence, requiring minimal supervision
• Demonstrated ability to partner, manage and influence.
• Ability to demonstrate both empathy and assertiveness when communicating a need and/or defending a position/decision.

Note: Please allow me to reiterate that I chose to contact you either because your resume had been posted to one of the internet job sites to which we subscribe, or you had previously submitted your resume to Axelon.  I assumed that you are either looking for a new employment opportunity, or you are interested in investigating the current job market.

If you are not currently seeking employment, or if you would prefer I contact you at some later date, please indicate your date of availability so that I may honor your request. In any event, I respectfully recommend you continue to avail yourself to the employment options and job market information we provide with our e-mail notices.

Thank you,

Sahnaj Pervin
Phone: (212) 488-7719
Axelon Services Corporation
44 Wall Street, 16th Floor

New York, NY 10005

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