Senior Category Manager, Indirect Procurement - Clinical

Finance & Procurement Parsippany, NJ


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.


Indirect Sourcing provides value added procurement expertise throughout the entire supplier life cycle in close collaboration with business partners and suppliers to support company strategy and address business needs. Best in class procurement expertise includes but may not be limited to strategic sourcing initiatives, negotiation of best conditions (price, delivery, service, quality), risk mitigation, process optimization, and management of strategic supplier relationships.

The Senior Manager, Clinical Sourcing is responsible for producing, implementing, and tracking sourcing strategies for goods and services for Clinical, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, and Medical Information. This position ensures execution of sourcing strategies and tactical support with focus on continuous improvement and stellar business support. This role may include management of other key category responsibilities as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Shares and lives the mission of Indirect Sourcing while supporting other Procurement specialists.
  • Develops a strong partnership with Business Partners to align on objectives and timelines
  • Provides sourcing methodology to deliver value to the company in close collaboration with business partners
  • Ensures compliance with Indirect Sourcing processes in close collaboration with leadership
  • Develops and implements Procurement value roadmap by identifying, implementing, and monitoring procurement opportunities with Business partners
  • Ensures Indirect Sourcing objectives & strategies are defined and provides appropriate value to the business
  • Assists in strategic sourcing to identify and selects suitable suppliers and mitigate business risk
  • Reviews contracts for responsible areas of spend and acts as an expert resource for planning and leading negotiations
  • Ensures seamless P2P process with compliance by business partners and constantly strives to improve and streamline processes with other functions such as Finance and Legal
  • Ensures timely execution on all purchasing requests
  • Participates in the management of supplier performance with appropriate KPI’s
  • Delivers procurement value including all agreed upon cost savings and cost avoidance goals
  • Ensures SOX 404 compliance for purchasing processes
  • Actively monitors activity progress and reports achievements and performance to Sourcing leadership


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Process supervision, no immediate direct reports (subject to change)



Works closely with Business partners (Clinical, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, and Medical Information, and Other), Sourcing & Procurement team, other shared functions (Legal, Finance, H.R., I.T.), and suppliers.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in Business, Science, Finance or Operations related field
  • Graduate degree in Business preferred
  • APICS, CPSM, and/or NAPM certificate or other procurement certificates preferred
  • 7+ years of strategic sourcing experience
  • Industry experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, and/or bio technology
  • Experience with indirect goods and services spend in a GxP and GMP environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of Business requirements
  • Analytical skills
  • Project management
  • Management of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement processes
  • RFP / benchmarking skills
  • Change management
  • Time Management
  • Negotiation
  • Strong Interpersonal communication skills


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and move between spaces.  Close vision and the need to focus on computer screen, use of hands, fingers and wrist to type on keyboard and manipulate mouse. 

Work Environment:

  • Typical office setting
  • Up to 10% travel time to visit other company sites or suppliers


  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account & Health Savings Account with Company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Disability Coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Legal and Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Fertility and Maternity Assistance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO) and 11 paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave

EEO Statement: Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.
Agency Disclaimer: Pacira Biosciences, Inc. (Hereafter, Pacira) does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies in response to the Pacira Careers page or a Pacira social media post. Pacira will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee relating to unsolicited resumes. Pacira explicitly reserves the right to hire said candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Pacira.