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Manager, Procurement Systems

Req ID #:  42623

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Manager, Procurement Systems for our Global Procurement Team located Wilmington, MA.


The following are responsibilities related to the Manager, Procurement Systems:

  • Obtain and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of all e-procurement system modules and related processes to serve as a subject matter expert.
  • Administer and resolve system issues such as order distribution failures, import/export errors, and requisition workflow issues.
  • Administer resolve supplier registrations and on-boarding requests.
  • Support system functionality, workflows, and user interface projects (including catalog management) to support the comprehensive Procure To Pay lifecycle.
  • Work with global procurement and IT staff to support product dashboards, configuration changes, workflows, reporting, and supplier enablement. This will include testing of all processes (functional, regression and acceptance).
  • Assist or lead the implementation of new procurement solutions, modules and technology projects.
  • Assist in meeting with business and/or technology owners to gather information to determine business requirements, project parameters and specifications.
  • Assist with end user training materials.
  • Provide complex analysis of systems issues and recommend solutions.
  • Assess systems pertaining to M&A activity and recommend solutions and manage integration.
  • Perform system testing to validate new development and designs.
  • Proficient in writing P2P process and support guides and solutions for procurement and end users. Support cost savings tracking
  • Support collection, consolidation, analysis and reporting of Procurement data metrics
  • Support all Procurement reporting requests.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Manager, Procurement Systems position:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Supply Chain or Business Administration, MBA a plus.
  • Experience:  Five to seven years related experience and/or training.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Certified Professional in Supply Management preferred.
  • Experience with SAP required. Experience with Ariba or Jaggaer preferred. 


About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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