Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Job Code: GW-11282313551966

Salary Range: $155K

Job Location:

City: Danbury State: CT

Job Description:

Job Summary:           
The Manager, Procurement role is key in the daily operation of MannKind. In this role, you will 
think strategically, act functionally, and improve total cost management. 

Stakeholder Engagement: Develop and systematically manage stakeholder relationships to find the 
optimum balance between meeting company needs and delivering total value. Communicate the 
results of negotiations and strategy development to management, stakeholders and all impacted 
functional areas.

Supplier Relationship Management: Develop long term relationships with suppliers to realize 
Total Value for MannKind Corporation. Leverage a standard framework to classify suppliers and 
implement SRM programs. Responsible for supplier relationship development and management 
through the use of performance criteria. Responsibilities include effective collaboration with 
the Supply Chain function.

Commodity Management: Develop and update annual commodity plans with stakeholders including 
detailed analysis of past and future spending, existing relationships and external trends. 
Develop and manage multi-year commodity roadmaps and pipelines of sourcing initiative projects. 
Evaluate viable sources around the world to find the optimal source meeting service, quality, 
cost, sustainability, and risk mitigation objectives.

Strategic Sourcing: Implement strategic sourcing initiatives. This includes:
Analyzing commodity markets, develop and cost models to help predict and forecast price 
development on key commodities.
Partnering with stakeholders to build robust scopes of work.
Developing and executing sourcing strategies for individual initiatives.
Preparing and implementing advanced negotiation strategies.
Partnering with stakeholders and legal to negotiate and finalize agreements.

Risk Management: Evaluate and monitor the risk profile of the supply base, identify mitigation 
targets, and implement risk improvement initiatives. Responsible for recommending optimal 
supply strategies while working with all necessary functions to implement.

Synergy Delivery: Manage the portfolio of sourcing initiatives and deliver cost reductions 
against challenging current and multi-year saving targets. Develop strategic procurement 
programs to meet the requirements of the assigned product areas and/or business team and make 
recommendations for implementation.

People Management: This position may also be responsible for leading and administratively 
managing commodity manager(s) and buyer(s) who have procurement responsibilities for a range of 
commodity groups. Influence and coach procurement buyers and representatives.

Essential duties and key job responsibilities and essential functions.
Responsible for leading Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), supplier 
evaluations and due diligence, negotiation, contracting, and ultimately owning Supplier 
Relationship Management (SRM) for key contracts.
Plan, organize, direct, and manage the activities of purchasing organization.
Identify, qualify, and select suppliers of materials, equipment, products, and/or services, and 
conduct overall supplier management.
Ensure contracts with suppliers and vendors are consistent with corporate objectives such as 
quality, on time delivery, cost reduction, and inventory turns.
Develop and manage the organization’s purchasing policies, procedures, standards, and 
strategies in order to ensure process transparency, fairness, impartiality, and 
Identify and mitigate supply chain risks, including multiple sources and contingency plans.
Evaluate vendors with Quality and measure key quantitative performance indicators to drive 
continuous improvement programs in supply chain quality, delivery and cost.
Achieve annual cost improvement objectives including PPV, Direct Material COGS%.
Work closely with Engineering & Manufacturing teams to understand product needs and identify 
new supply partners to support new product development and ongoing production, both within the 
U.S. and from best-cost locations around the world.
Demonstrated ability to effectively deliver complex messages and business presentations, 
reports and forecasts to Senior Leadership team, customers, vendors, and employees, 
highlighting key performance indicators, risks and recommendations for improvement.
Negotiate major purchases, develop blanket or master agreements with suppliers, and engage in 
all aspects of contract management.
Participate in make or buy decisions.
Develop and execute strategic planning to meet long term supply base transformation goals.
Interview, select, coach, train, develop, manage, and appraise the performance of associated 
personnel and mentor select staff.
Duties and responsibilities are not limited to the work listed above and may include other 
assignments as necessary.

Minimum qualifications to perform the job; specific skills, education, knowledge, and job 
experience necessary to perform essential duties; physical requirements for job if any.
8+ years of stable, progressive management experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain or Logistics in 
a regulated industry, such as Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Aerospace.
Minimum of a four-year degree in a field of study such as engineering, business, logistics, 
science, or accounting or equivalent training in a related business or technical area.
APICS, CIPS, or NEVI certification or similar association desired but not required.
A high degree of analytic ability and inductive thinking is required to devise new technically 
complex problems.
Proven experience in evaluating suppliers and partnerships to provide the most cost-effective 
ways of doing business.
Excellent communication skills and outstanding presentation and public speaking skills.
Lean/Six Sigma training - Green Belt / Black Belt Certification
Strong and proven negotiation skills.
Financial modeling and problem-solving skills, with ability to make data-driven decisions – 
expert level knowledge of MS Excel.
Advanced knowledge and experience of strategic sourcing processes and methodologies.
Expertise in ERP system/software (i.e., SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics, or