Junior Buyer, R&D Procurement in Basking Ridge (Onsite) at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 6/14/2024

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Job Description

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.


This role is responsible to work with DS internal customers, R&D Procurement team members and Vendors to support the generation, execution and management of low to mid-complexity clinical R&D contracts. Manages most aspects of sourcing and negotiating Vendor contracts to ensure that the contracts add value to the organization (cost, quality, timelines).


- Procurement Manages outsourcing activities including contract budget, payment schedule scope negotiation through to contract execution. Coordinate with internal customers to understand their procurement needs and provide timely support. Supports internal customers to help ensure that vendors meet required service level. Demonstrates strong understanding and advanced knowledge of procurement principles, business language in contracts, vendor selection criteria. Demonstrates strong comprehension of the outsourcing processes and procedures. Develops/manages other ad hoc special projects as needed; works independently.
- Communication and Relationship Management Accountable for contract related communication with vendors and internal customers. Appropriately escalates issues and conflicts. This position will work cross-functionally to execute the outsourcing process. Responsible for appropriate utilization and application of negotiation skills, partnership management and strong interpersonal skills to support and advance objectives.
- Process and Procedures Proactively seeks to become an expert in low to mid-complexity Vendor contracts supporting Clinical RD and PH.1 to PH. IV outsourced services. Assist in the development and implementation of new processes, procedures and/or systems, using technology and automation where possible to improve organizational efficiency and cost controls.
- Contract Execution Builds content of the contract, verifies the budget against the needs, validates rates from service providers, and ensures all contract exhibits are in the correct format and aligned. Performs overall quality control of the contract. Accountable for the contracting process, review and approval in accordance with company policies for all the studies in their scope.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)

- Bachelor's Degree preferably in Life Sciences required

Experience Qualifications

- 4 or More Years related work experience required
- 1 or More Years PH. 1 – PH. IV clinical trial outsourcing required
- MS Office experience, including PowerPoint; Advanced Word and Excel skills required
- Experience with technologies as related to process optimization/automation preferred
- Demonstrated ability to leverage digital data and analytics preferred
- Demonstrated ability driving or participating in digital transformation initiatives preferred


Ability to travel up to 5% Business meetings and/or conferences as required

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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