Senior Category Manager - OTB19-3


London, England, United Kingdom


Job summary

Orchard is in the early stages of developing its Procurement function and is looking for a highly self-motivated individual to help drive the Procurement organization along its transformational journey. This role will be primarily responsible for sourcing and procurement related activities for Orchard’s Clinical Trials. This role will bring immediate positive results to the company, especially as Orchard expands its already robust gene therapy pipeline. This role will also be the first Procurement position co-located with the R&D & Clinical Trials teams. Procurement will rely on this individual to represent Procurement and strengthen collaborative ties with these teams. This is an opportunity to help build a world class Procurement function within a leading gene therapy company in the biotech industry.



  • Strategic category management including category strategy development, supplier negotiations, contracting, risk management, ongoing supplier management, etc..
  • Implement best in class clinical trial sourcing and procurement practices.
  • Contract auditing and contract compliance monitoring. Lead contract reconciliation activities where required.
  • Demonstrate and utilize a procurement process that engages stakeholders, aligns business objectives and ensures supply continuity.
  • Liaise with, consult and collaborate across functions including R&D, Operations, Quality, Regulatory, Commercial, etc.
  • Analyze global market trends and communicate opportunities to Executive Management with recommended action plans.
  • Act as local/regional SME for Procure to Pay processes and help develop the global Procure to Pay process as required.
  • Lead or assist with local/regional/global indirect category management as required.

Job requirements

Must Haves:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in global sourcing & procurement roles within healthcare industries.
  • Clinical trial sourcing & procurement experience required.
  • Proficient in strategic procurement activities including RFQ’s, “Should Cost” modeling, market analysis, Make vs. Buy, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Modeling, Supplier Relationship Management, Specification Management, etc.
  • Ability to manage strategic and complex supplier relationships with executive level visibility.
  • Biotech or Biologics experience is preferred.



  • Project management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Consultative/collaborative style and approach to category management


B.S. Required. MBA or M.S. preferred.


All employment offers and CV’s are managed through our Human Resources Department and all candidates are presented through this avenue. Therefore, the Human Resources Department at Orchard Therapeutics requests that recruiters are not to contact Orchard Therapeutics employees directly to present candidates. Complying with this request will be a factor in determining future professional relationships with Orchard Therapeutics. Orchard Therapeutics will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for either current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of an agreement between the Human Resources Department and the recruiter does not create any implied obligation on the part of Orchard Therapeutics.