ProcureCon Pharma US 2018

October 22 - 23, 2018

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, NJ

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Our Speakers


Adam Boal
Head Of Procurement, North America
Mark Davis
Head of Procurement
Radius Health, Inc.

Fernando Gonzalez-Moro Soriano
Head of Americas and Commercial Purchasing
Raj Joshi
Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
Purdue Pharma
Raphael Kleinmann
Director/Head of US Procurement
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Raphael Kleinmann is Head of US Procurement at Ferring Pharmaceuticals. He is appointed to transform a highly decentralized transactional oriented organization into a proactive and strategic value-adding function for all US companies. He is responsible to develop, shape and lead the Procurement organization to drive change across the organization in conjunction with internal stakeholders and key suppliers to drive supply cost, innovation, corporate responsibility, operational and ROI enhancements.

Raphael has worked at Fortune 500 companies in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Manufacturing, Life and Material Sciences, Biotechnology, Food and Beverage industries.

Raphael holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business Administration from the European University, and a Master of Business Administration degree in International Business and Supply Management from the University of San Diego, CA. He is fluent in English, French and Dutch.
Andy Murray
Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
Gilead Sciences

Andy Murray’s procurement teams delivered well over $1 billion in total savings under his leadership at two of the world’s largest food & beverage corporations:  Mars, Inc. and Nestle, Inc. After first earning valuable experience as a factory manager and logistics director, Andy found his passion in procurement. His operational grounding and stakeholder connectivity allowed him to effectively transition to delivering best-in-class procurement results.

Over the years, he developed and implemented strong Lean Procurement best practice strategies for his teams and businesses. This includes ongoing goal alignment with robust measures for several key drivers. His commitment to coaching, people development, and effective communications empower Andy’s teams to consistently perform at the highest levels.

In 2016, he made the leap from the food & beverage industry to life sciences. “Joining Gilead has been an exciting and rewarding experience,” Andy said, “and to go from providing fuel to develop a great tasting pizza (for example) to helping in some small way with saving patient lives is a real honor.”  His Gilead team motto is: “More Savings=More Science.”

Andy recently moved with his family to San Francisco from Orange County, Ca. He remains a lifelong Angels baseball fan.

Chantal Sarmanoukian
Head of Procurement & Facilities
AMAG Pharmaceuticals
Donna Lynch
Director/Head Procurement & Sourcing
Taiho Oncology, Inc.
Jyothi Ahmed
Vice President/Head of Global Procurement Strategy, Process & Operations
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Nisreen Bagasra
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
Deirdre Bradstock
Senior Sourcing Manager, Professional Services & HR Categories
Zoetis Inc.
Moushmi Culver
AVP, Global Research & Development Sourcing & Procurement
Moushmi P. Culver is Associate Vice President Global Lead for the Merck Research & Development Sourcing & Procurement team based in Kenilworth,NJ, who source and perform procurement activities across all areas of Merck Research Laboratories, covering annual spend of $2.4B.

Moushmi joined Merck in July 2000 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing,Global Procurement Office of the MMD President and the Corporate Strategy Office where she held engineering, sourcing, critical business and strategy planning roles.

Moushmi holds a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology,Hoboken, NJ, and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University,Bethlehem, PA. Moushmi lives in NJ and is married with two sons.
Kai Ding
Indirect Sourcing Lead, Global Procurement
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Kai started his career in procurement with Bunn-o-Matic managing international procurement for the organization. He later transitioned to a management consulting role with IBM before joining the pharmaceutical industry. Kai cut his teeth in pharmaceutical procurement with Novartis and is now leading global indirect sourcing at Alexion.
Gabrielle Dion
Director, Central Labs & Clinical Specialty Services
Jennifer Freed
Global Sourcing Head, Marketing Services – CSO, Meetings, Print & Sales Training
Boehringer Ingelheim
Jen Freed is the Global Sourcing Head of Contract Sales, Meetings, Print and Sales Training Services at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the world’s largest privately held pharmaceutical company. Jen’s team is located in the US and Germany and is responsible for worldwide spend of ~ € 450Mio. Jen’s early career was with IBM (Financial Analyst) and Emerson Electric (Site Direct & Indirect Purchasing). She has held increasingly responsible positions within BI Global Sourcing across diverse services commodities (IT Consulting, Management Consulting, BPO Outsourced Services, and Marketing Agencies), and was a change champion through two transformational Purchasing reorganizations. Her experiences have left her very aware of the importance of maintaining a global and external perspective, as well as building a positive team culture and maintaining a diverse set of individuals that understand and champion the overall qualitative and quantitative value that sourcing provides. Becoming even more flexible with her personal style and recognizing and valuing relationship building, influence, collaboration, and sincerity are what she considers to be her critical success factors. She does her best to integrate her work life with her personal life which involves raising a family, acting as a board member of a local land trust, and volunteering as a 4-H leader. Jen holds a B.S. in Animal Science and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, and an M.B.A. from Western Connecticut State University.
Brett Healy
Head of Global Indirect Procurement
Brett Healy is Director of Global Procurement for Capsugel, a global innovator of dosage solutions for the healthcare industry. She joined Capsugel in 2012 and focuses on indirect procurement for the company’s manufacturing and R&D facilities around the world. Brett is based at Capsugel’s headquarters in Morristown, NJ and manages a global team of talented procurement colleagues. Brett drives the company’s procurement strategy for all indirect spend worldwide, through a complete approach including portfolio optimization, category planning, strategic sourcing, contract management, functional procurement, and supplier relationship management. Working with company leadership, she develops and prioritizes a portfolio of high-value strategic sourcing opportunities. In addition to providing hands-on leadership for large multi-million dollar global projects, Brett leads procurement integrations for acquired businesses and manages procurement for facility expansions. Prior to joining Capsugel, Brett held various procurement leadership roles, in both direct and indirect procurement, during a 12-year career with Ingersoll Rand. She earned an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BS in Business Administration/Supply Chain from Lehigh University.
Sanjeev Majoo
Vice President, Global Procurement - Commercial and International
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Sanjeev Majoo is Head of Global Procurement for Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) Global Product Development and Supply based in New Jersey. He has significant experience in leading and enabling business transformation, evolution of commercial products portfolio and markets, supply chain and R&D product development. He joined BMS in 2012 as Executive Director External Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical Development procurement. Prior to BMS, he led Global Strategic Sourcing organization for Manufacturing Operations and Process Development at Amgen in California. Prior to that, he was in a variety of process development, manufacturing, engineering and procurement roles at Merck in New Jersey. Sanjeev holds MBA in Finance from New York University and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan
Maria Metzger
Head of Clinical Functional Services, R&D Procurement
Steve Mifflin
Senior Category Manager
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Kevin Mitchell
Head of Clinical & Medical Procurement
AnnMarie Moran
Procurement Lead Business Partner
Lynn Newbould
Director, Procurement - Global Clinical Category Lead , Clinical and Medical Affairs Sourcing
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
James Nguyen
Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Zoetis Inc.
Mikkel Otte
Senior Sourcing Project Manager
Novo Nordisk A/S
Brian Peters
Procurement Director and Head, Procurement Center of Excellence (CoE)
Gilead Sciences
Carol Philipps
Senior Director, Global Procurement
Jill Rankin
Associate Director, Global Sourcing - Marketing & Sales
Boehringer Ingelheim
Jill Joy Rankin, C.P.M. Global Category Manager, is part of a Global Sourcing Team at Boehringer Ingelheim, whose corporate offices are based in Ingelheim, Germany. Jill is based out of Ridgefield Connecticut and is currently responsible for Global Sourcing initiatives for domestic and international programs. She has extensive leadership and cross functional experience across Sourcing and Procurement for more than 20 years. She currently supports Contract Sales Organizations, Meetings, Congresses, Sales Training, and Print management at the global level and works across many cross functional teams at BI.

Prior to Boehringer Ingelheim, Jill supported Sourcing and Procurement Categories as Associate Director at Novartis Consumer Health which included Global Category strategy management of their Marketing Services and Digital Services programs as part of their Over the Counter (OTC) Division. In addition she worked in Strategic sourcing group for Johnson and Johnson, based in New Brunswick New Jersey as part of a shared services team function supporting and leading Strategic Sourcing specific categories across three business sectors including Pharma, Consumer and Medical Devise Business units.

Jill was previously based on the West Coast as part of the Purchasing team for Neutrogena supporting all Supply Chain plant site functions. Jill has been in a Procurement function across multiple industries including Software, Health and Beauty, and worked in manufacturing leading the purchasing team for a Billion dollar Global Corporation in the Food industry as well as experience working for Wella Corporation running the Purchasing function for their West Coast division. She is a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager and Green Belt for Six Sigma and has a vast knowledge across many industries which lends to her success and leadership in Procurement roles and expertise initiating new processes, approach and innovation to this field with both her internal stakeholders and Suppliers.
Ratan Ratnesh
Director, Clinical Outsourcing
Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Tom Thattacherry
Head of Supplier Diversity
James Wheeler
Executive Director, Preclinical, Early Development, Lab Supplies & Equipment
Brian Whitlock
Vice President, Head of Global Procurement R&D
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Mike Knievel
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Gilead Sciences
Martin Leach
Vice President, R&D and Global Ops IT
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Connie Walters
Executive Director, Global Procurement Commercial Strategy
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Rich Brandwein
PlanetConnect, Inc.

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