IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations US-NH-Portsmouth
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    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
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  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented Procurement Specialist to join our industry leading Construction Management team on-site in Portsmouth, NH


    The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for supporting activities associated with corporate and project-related procurement and contracts administration of equipment, materials, services for assigned IPS offices and clients.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Establish and maintain Sourcing mindset in the affiliate, ensuring an optimal balance of Pricing, Quality, Delivery Time, Compliance and best practice.
    • “Ambassador” of the IPS Procurement Policy: implementation in the affiliate and training of the stakeholders.
    • Local interface with Sourcing (all the Category Managers), ensuring use of best practice, deals and tools.
    • Ensure spend optimization, in line with performance goals, through: (1) Supplier management (negotiation), (2) Demand management (cost avoidance).
    • Ensure that IPS consistently secure favorable contractual terms in commercial contracts (negotiate key points of the contracts).
    • Maintain awareness of the vendor market and benchmarks the best-in-class practice, so as to be more efficient and to be proactive.
    • Report on plans, activities and results to Direct and Functional Managers. Coordinate where appropriate with Sourcing colleagues at local and global level to achieve synergies and best-practice. Ensure adherence to IPS Polices and tools. Monitor and achieve Global and Local goals for cost optimization (performance) and agreed annual procurement-related KPIs.
    • Reach out for support from Category Managers regarding individual projects and use IPS’s entire "infrastructure." (e.g. tools, templates, spend visibility, reports, etc.)
    • Provide support to projects in other countries upon request from the Direct Manager.
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • In depth knowledge and experience of procurement and contract negotiation, ideally in direct area within the Pharma industry.
    • Demonstrated results in achieving increasing value and significant savings for stakeholder (internal customers).
    • Self-involved, self-motivated and have a mindset of challenging the existing.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required.
    • 5+ years of in-depth knowledge and experience of procurement and contract negotiation, ideally within the Pharma industry.
    • Demonstrated results in achieving increased value and significant savings for stakeholders (internal customers).
    • Self-motivated with a mindset of challenging the existing status quo while exhibiting the ability to collaborate and build relationships with stakeholders.
    • A driven leader with excellent communication and organizational skills while possessing the ability to influence and constructively challenge cross-functional project teams and business partners to achieve project goals.
    • Strong skill set in gaining market place intelligence and communicating the commercial impact of such information back to internal decision makers for timely resolve.
    • Proven track record of managing vendor relationships and demonstrate value contribution through negotiated savings, competitive bidding and cycle times.
    • Strong presentation, leadership and project management skills.
    • Experience leading complex contract negotiations.
    • Experience analyzing proposals/bid packages and conducting supplier analysis.
    • Awareness of the various methodologies for measuring the value of procurement decisions, both financially and qualitatively.
    • A CPM/CPSM certification is also preferred.

    Company Overview

    About Us


    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over twenty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,000 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters:  IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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