Global Lab Sourcing Strategy Director - Integrated Lab Services/ Life Sciences (Remote)
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Service line
GWS Segment
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Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America



A dynamic, results-oriented leader who will elevate the Integrated Laboratory Services Category within its Life Sciences (LS) division to support business growth. This individual will be responsible for building strong relationships with suppliers in this category and delivering superior supply chain solutions for our Life Science clients. In line with the overall Supply Chain Solutions, Operations Support strategies and regional business requirements, this role will develop a World Class global category strategy for Lab Asset Management to leverage spend, consolidate suppliers, deliver savings through gains in efficiency/optimization, innovation and quality improvements that directly impact business results and provide for exceptional client outcomes.


Travel up to 30%, domestic





Develops World Class category solutions for clients and prospective clients. Articulate to clients and internal teams the advantages of CBRE’s approach to the category. Provides a balanced solution for CBRE clients, CBRE and suppliers to achieve of overall SCM and Operations support goals.


Responsible for leading, developing and executing Global and Regional Category Sourcing initiatives. These responsibilities include managing cross-account supply chain business and financial goals.


Optimizes each level of Lab Asset Management solutioning initiative driving transparency, comprehensive pricing validation and optimization, establishes leading trends, leverages technology, innovations, AI/BI and identifies best practices.


Establishes and builds strong relationships with key stakeholders to align business objectives with category strategic sourcing strategy and opportunities. Ensures commodity and service requirements are fully understood for the global category spend portfolio and establishes long-term strategic procurement plans.


Leads the execution of efficient category procurement process activity, including RFPs, purchase orders management, invoicing and payment resolution to support the goal of improving expense management, operational efficiency and spend analytics.


Becomes a trusted source for Lab Asset Management market intelligence. Validates supplier capabilities, financial viability and potential supply risk through supplier selection and ongoing due diligence. Conducts periodic visits to key supplier work locations to evaluate vendor performance. Participates in client advisory board meetings when appropriate. Benchmarks industry best practices and implements.


applicable best in class elements. Identifies new sourcing opportunities and long-term potential to expand supplier relationships with CBRE for mutual benefit.


Owns Strategic and preferred Supplier Program for Lab Asset Management services, working with the regional supply chain teams to identify the right supply partners and implementing regional Strategic and Preferred Supplier Agreements. Including business performance reviews, relationship management and negotiations for a group of selected Strategic and Preferred suppliers.


Accountable to build performance-based supplier relationships that lead to optimal pricing, quality improvements, process improvements and delivery of world-class solutions.


Owns design and roll-out of reporting information consistent with responsibilities, including but not limited to supplier KPI’s, metrics and/or scorecards, monthly savings reports and category sourcing strategy documents.


Negotiates major contracts and serves as the principal commercial intermediary between suppliers, GWS CBRE, legal and risk management departments and procedures that meet the company’s goals and objectives. Resolves or escalates vendor disputes to facilitate their resolution.


Reviews major and complex master services contracts in accordance with regulatory and legal department’s requirements.


Supports, coaches, and leads other associates throughout the supply chain organization to foster the goals of creating a learning organization, encourage innovation, continuous improvement and teamwork.


Accountable for conducting the Lab Asset Management market analysis and ensuring supplier qualifications for RFQ’s.


Performs other duties as assigned.





Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area.  Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination.  Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime.  Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff.  Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies.  Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four year college or university.  Required minimum of six years of related Lab Asset Management operational experience and proven track record of building strong relationships with suppliers in this category.


Experience in large laboratory management or multi-industry global organization





C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred.





Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.





Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.





Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.





Ability to handle ambiguity well, can make decisions without all the data, can shift gears comfortably and can effectively cope with change.


Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously because of your excellent planning, organization and time management skills.


Intellectually curious – driving continual learning for you and your team. You’re also interpersonally curious – understanding that internal and external collaboration fuels improvement and best practice.


Substantial experience of providing strategic leadership and direction within a large and complex organization.


The ability to work with and influence a broad range of customers, stakeholders and supplier staff at senior levels.


Proven capability in effectively leading, organizing, motivating and developing people in a matrix-managed organization.


Strong commercial acumen and a proven track record of identifying and delivering substantial savings.


Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision making.


A collaborative approach with the ability to maximize the short-term position while building long term productive relationships.


Fosters teamwork and demonstrates the highest level of professional and ethical standards in all supplier transactions.  Motivates team members to achieve targeted results.





Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.