Senior Manager, Procurement

Finance & Procurement San Diego, CA


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.

Procurement provides value added strategic sourcing and 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, procurement, negotiation of best conditions (price, delivery, service, quality), risk mitigation, process optimization, and management of strategic supplier relationships.

The Sr. Manager, Procurement is responsible for the development and execution of sourcing strategies for assigned direct and indirect categories including direct materials, professional services, IT, HR, and administration. This position reports to the Director, Procurement, and will work independently to bring additional value, process improvement, and lead projects, while working in a collaborative environment that provides support and guidance to ensure Procurement is effectively serving internal stakeholders.


  • Manages strategic sourcing and procurement of category-based initiatives for assigned categories to identify and select suitable suppliers and develop risk mitigation plans.
  • Lead request for proposals (RFP) and applicable suppliers to participate based upon business specifications.
  • Develop and implement supplier relationship management with key suppliers to ensure a continuous supply of products and services.
  • Reviews mid to higher level of complex contracts for responsible areas of spend and acts as an expert resource for business partners and leading negotiations of mid to high level of complex contracts to ensure the consistency between the technical specifications, vendor proposals, favorable terms, and contractual documents.
  • Lead daily Purchasing function including:
    • Receive and appropriately coordinate purchase orders for approval in compliance with company policies.
    • Maintain vendor master list in ERP system and ensure appropriate documentation.
    • Analyze outstanding purchase orders continuously to ensure on-time delivery and expedite, as necessary.
    • Work closely with Accounts Payable department and internal customers to ensure timelines of vendor payments and resolutions of problem PO’s/Invoices.
  • Prepare and execute complex negotiations, aligned with business objectives (for ex: time to market, best Total Cost of Ownership, should cost analysis) to obtain best value prices, terms, and lead times for services and goods
  • Collaborate with business partners to identify and execute cost saving and value-based initiatives.
  • Develops a strong partnership with business leads to understand business needs and to align on objectives and timelines.
  • Ensures compliance with global policies and processes in close collaboration with Procurement Leadership.
  • Participates in the management of supplier relationship and performance with appropriate KPI’s
  • Escalate issues to Procurement leadership and business partners in a timely manner.
  • Shares and lives the mission of Procurement in close collaboration with Procurement Leadership and the Procurement team
  • Delivers procurement value including all agreed-upon cost savings and cost avoidance goals
  • Ensures SOX 404 compliance for purchasing processes

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Ability to manage 1-2 people.


  • Works closely with Business partners (R&D, Manufacturing, Supply Operations, IT, HR, Finance, Legal), Procurement team members, and suppliers.


  • BA/BS in Business, Science, Engineering, Finance or Operations related field
  • Graduate degree in Business preferred
  • APICS, CPM, and/or NAPM certificate or other procurement certificates a plus
  • 8+ years of strategic sourcing and procurement experience
  • Industry experience in cGMP areas including pharmaceutical, medical device, and/or biotechnology
  • Experience with indirect goods and services spend in a GXP environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Understanding of Business requirements
  • Analytical skills
  • Project management
  • Organization skills
  • Management of Procurement processes
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Change management
  • Time Management
  • Negotiation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication

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.