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Craig Henderson

Sr. Director of Strategic Sourcing

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Craig brings a wealth of experience and technical acumen to the table, acquired through various leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. His proficiency in strategic sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management reflects his ability to enhance global business partnerships and integrate category strategies for optimal outcomes. Craig's leadership as a Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing and Manager of Global Strategic Sourcing at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Amgen Inc. demonstrates his capacity to drive operational excellence and deliver substantial cost savings. His expertise in managing complex supplier negotiations and leading cross-functional teams further contributes to the success of his organizations.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout his career, Craig has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at optimizing procurement operations, enhancing supplier relationships, and driving cost savings. Notable achievements include managing $2B in external spend, delivering annual savings exceeding $30M, and reversing $14M in accrued supply expenses through supply chain process improvements. His strategic leadership has led to significant improvements in operational efficiency and financial performance. Craig's expertise in negotiation, risk management, and value creation has been instrumental in achieving key business objectives and fostering successful collaborations with stakeholders and clients.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

  • Remote Roles: Open to discussing remote opportunities based on the specific position and requirements.

  • Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary aligned with industry standards and role expectations.

  • Position Seeking: Strategic Sourcing or Procurement roles in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Work Experience

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. - Boston, MA (May 2018 to May 2024)

  • Led a team of 19 Sourcing Managers across indirect categories, driving cross-functional strategic sourcing initiatives.

  • Managed $2B in external spending focusing on contracting, risk, compliance, value creation, and efficiency.

  • Exceeded operational and capital expenditure category savings goals through innovative sourcing strategies and strong negotiation skills.

  • Honored with the Vertex Palladium Award for a novel approach to sourcing, significantly contributing to operational excellence, efficiency, and strategic positioning.

Amgen Inc. - Thousand Oaks, CA (October 2002 to February 2018)

  • Spearheaded strategic partnerships and category strategies essential for achieving business objectives.

  • Managed a global spend category of $240M, implementing strategies resulting in cost savings exceeding $30M over five years.

  • Led eSourcing events using Ariba, enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement process.

  • Championed innovation and process improvements within the Strategic Sourcing function, driving value creation across the organization.

Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System - Denver, CO (October 2011 to September 2013)

  • Oversaw managing and implementing supply chain processes, reversing $14M in accrued supply expense.

  • Established monthly Supply Chain metrics and KPI reporting, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Executive Education Program, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (2019)

  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Kent State University, Kent, OH

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