Co-op: Procurement, Strategic Sourcing Management

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Job Description

This position is a 6-month Co-op from January - June 2022.

The vision of Global Business Services (GBS) at Biogen is to be recognized as a world-class Global Business Services organization driven by the desire for excellence in its people, business solutions, execution, and partnerships with internal customers.

The IT Sourcing Team at Biogen is responsible for ensuring optimal value in our acquisition of third-party technology and services, supporting the teams providing Biogen’s information technology through their comprehensive review of available offerings, commercial and contract negotiations, and ongoing supplier relationship management. IT Sourcing works cross-functionally with subject-matter experts across Biogen to ensure best fit and address risks, while driving continuous process improvement.

IT Sourcing is becoming more embedded in the IT Functions through its work and are working to formalize and enhance specialized sourcing approaches in the technology domain. In this role you will have an opportunity to work with our team, learn the IT Sourcing process in a support role, shadowing, and in practice, while gathering requirements and best practices, improving documentation, and training materials, and exploring tools to drive efficiencies.

Position Description
  • Providing research, analysis, and operational support to Senior Sourcing Managers as they work Technology leadership and their teams to create alignment and develop strategic relationships.
  • Scope, structure, research, and draft presentations, documentation, instructions, and templates for best practices for use in the Source-to-Pay process.
  • Partner with Procurement Strategic Operations team to incorporate strategic sourcing tools that drive continuous improvement and optimize quality into the sourcing process.
  • Work with IT Functional leaders and the Project Portfolio Management Office on select engagements to drive the procurement lifecycle from supplier selection (RFPs/RFI’s) to final legal contract execution.
  • Proactively conduct market-intelligence activities
    • Perform industry, supply market and supply chain research/analytics
    • Uncover trends and best practices in category sourcing and outsourcing
    • Share knowledge, insight and advice in a way that contributes to long-term business strategies
  • Research current spend and solutions to identify demand management opportunities and incorporate into appropriate strategies
  • Explore available data and process management solutions to reduce manual and duplicative processes, improve visibility and create lift for the Sourcing Team


  • Proficiency in Word, Excel &PowerPoint, and ability to quickly learn new tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong analytical skills, able to organize and interpret data to support effective strategies
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to shift priorities and manage changing demands with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to provide clear and concise documentation and communications

To participate in the Biogen Internship Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university


Bachelor’s student majoring in Business, Management, Legal Studies or related field

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.