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Senior Manager, Procurement

Company: MorphoSys
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Manager, Procurement

  • Boston, MA

Company Background

MorphoSys is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for patients suffering from serious diseases, with a focus on cancer. Living up to the origin of our name - Metamorphosis - we have embarked on an ambitious transformation from a leading R&D company to a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company with an approval for a breakthrough cancer therapy.

Over the last two decades, MorphoSys forged partnerships with many of the leading global pharmaceutical companies. Together with our global partners, we have developed more than 100 product candidates, of which 27 are currently in clinical development - one of the broadest pipelines in the industry.

Headquartered in Planegg, near Munich, Germany, MorphoSys, including the fully owned U.S. subsidiary MorphoSys US Inc. in Boston, MA, has 600+ employees.

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Job Summary & General Responsibilities

The Senior Manager, Procurement will be responsible for US purchasing activities in close collaboration with our headquarter in Germany. The job is both a strategic purchasing job with category responsibility and a hands-on role to build and optimize the purchasing process in the US.


  • Responsible for supporting the outsourcing needs (goods and services) of MorphoSys Inc. in close collaboration with MorphoSys Global Purchasing department
  • Oversight of Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process in the US Inc. and ensure compliance with internal policies including required routine tasks in SAP (E.g.: creation of purchase orders, reporting, etc.)
  • Trouble-shooting and leading solutions for diverse needs of internal stakeholders in the P2P process
  • Manage finance relationship with vendors during the identification, selection and renewal processes of MSAs / contracts, providing operational and strategic purchasing expertise during the entire RFP process
  • Lead the Purchasing activities in assigned categories including establishing and maintaining a preferred supplier pool
  • Pro-actively develop and maintain training materials and train the organization
  • Assess current processes & automation state and drive efficiencies
  • Negotiation, Tracking and reporting of achieved savings
  • Maintain good working relationships with employees, managers and senior management in the US and in Germany to improve compliance and promote operational excellence

Job Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • 4+ years of US experience supporting operational and strategic purchasing in a Pharma or Biotech preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • In depth understanding of Purchasing processes including use of ERP systems (SAP by Design knowledge would be a plus, but not required)
  • Experienced in outsourcing and managing third party providers, preferably in Professional Services
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience supporting US Commercial, Marketing or Medical Affairs preferred
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Demonstrates entrepreneurial and forward thinking and behaviors
  • Strong MS Office skills, especially Excel and Power Point
  • Structured and process oriented thinking
  • Flexibility and readiness for continuous learning
  • Proactive and resourceful, able to use initiative

Keywords: MorphoSys, Boston , Senior Manager, Procurement, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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