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Case Example:
Procurement Transformation - Pharmaceuticals

Global Pharma Transformation Programme


Global Pharmaceuticals


Global pharmaceutical business with a track-record of double-digit growth for over twenty years.

Global Purchasing / Procurement Transformation Programme

Review existing purchasing activities within the business and develop a gap analysis vs good practise. Recommend appropriate strategic sourcing and purchase to pay processes, and an appropriate organisational structure to ensure the client maximises the added value from its purchased spend through the global category management of spend where appropriate. Implement the indirect purchasing module of the Oracle / Peoplesoft / JD Edwards ERP system and establish "purchase to pay" and appropriate purchasing governance standards.

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Scope of Pharma Purchasing Interim Management Assignment

All direct and indirect purchases globally throughout the pharma business.

Procurement Transformation / Purchasing Transformation Sponsors

  • Vice President Finance (indirect spend)
  • Vice President Manufacturing & Supply (direct spend)

Purchasing / Procurement Interim Management Roles

  • "Head of Global Purchasing"
  • "Purchasing Workstream Leader" Oracle-JD Edwards "Enterprise One" ERP implementation.

Key Activities as Interim Global Purchasing Manager

1. Global Purchasing / Procurement Diagnostic

Pharmaceutical Purchasing Transformation

2. Global Purchasing Systems & Structure Concept Design

  • Developed concept design for systems and structure
  • Proposed business case for improvement programme.
  • Business case for transformation was s igned off unconditionally by the COO

3. Procurement Transformation / Purchasing Transformation - Implementation

  • Restructured the Purchasing team both "globally" and "locally" and appointed:
    • Global Direct Materials Purchasing Manager
    • Global Indirect Purchasing Manager
    • UK Purchasing Manager
    • French Purchasing Manager
    • Implementation Manager for Vehicle Fleet & Travel categories
    • Systems & Compliance Executive
    • Delegated Purchasers
    • Special Delegated Purchasers
  • Launched the Purchasing Team
  • Led the development of global direct materials savings programme
  • Led the development of global indirect purchases savings programme
  • Led the purchasing workstream for the Oracle-JD Edwards ERP system implementation
  • Introduced "purchase to pay" (P2P) governance principles to minimise maverick purchasing and risk of fraud
  • Formalised organisation of "Delegated Purchasers" to manage high-volume / lower-value transactions in accordance with Purchasing Policy.
  • Introduced procurement cards for "Delegated Purchasers" for lowest value purchases.
  • Introduced purchasing website and intranet purchasing content to reinforce purchasing governance and procedures.
  • Introduced Procuri "on demand" e-Sourcing platform and launched client's first e-Sourcing programme.
    • Led team through structured e-Sourcing training & experience programme
    • Team delivered electronic Requests for Information (e-RFIs), electronic Requests for Quotation (e-RFQs), e-RFXs and auctions with minimal consultancy support
    • Personally configured e-RFIs, e-RFQs and auctions e.g. e-RFI for Warehousing & Transportation, e-RFI and e-RFQ for an ERP Reporting Tool, e-RFI for an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), e-auction for pharmaceutical display cartons, e-auction for pharmaceutical leaflets
  • Developed the category purchasing strategy for the business' primary direct material, an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

Purchasing System Improvements

Purchasing Trasnformations Aren't Easy

Knowledge Transfer in Purchasing Transformations

e-Sourcing Training     Manufacturing & Supply Executive Meeting     e-Sourcing Event
List of Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terminology Used in the Pharmaceutical & API Industry

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Client Reference

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The client is a global leader in the field of gastroenterology medicines.

Client's reference European Head of Procurement Practice Management

Norgine - UK HQ