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Dana Small

Global Sourcing Manager at Biomarin

California, United States

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MBA from a top school with over 13 years of experience in finance, with 10 supporting the sales and marketing function including FP&A and Global Category Management Procurement/Sourcing. Over 17 years of experience within the Pharmaceutical / Biotech (BioPharma) Industry. Excellent communicator and innovator that collaborates cross functionally with business partners and has the ability to convey complex or sensitive business issues with Sr. Management.

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Company Information

Company Type: Company

Areas of Expertise

Procurement 42.57
Management 33.05
Supply Chain 32.15
Marketing 32.68
Leadership 30.14

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31 Article/Blogs
Nightmare Negotiations
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May 16, 2019
IT was my first major RFP outside of the Commercial Category. And IT was in the IT Category. So what could possibly go wrong?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Ten Things to Avoid When Networking
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May 10, 2019

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

2019 ANA Financial Management Conference
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May 05, 2019

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Tags: Management

Networking – Love or Hate?
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April 30, 2019
 

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Supplier Side: Insight into Rare and Ultra Rare Disease States
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April 07, 2019

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

What’s Your Level of Transparency in Discussions with Sourcing Peers?
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March 22, 2019

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Strategic Sourcing in the Stone Ages
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March 08, 2019

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Seven Deadly Sins of Strategic Sourcing
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February 24, 2019

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Tags: Procurement, Management

How I Saved 1M with a Sole Source Supplier
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February 11, 2019
  Let’s start at the beginning and talk about the product this supplier owns: the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR). Never heard of it? Don’t worry, here’s a short...

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

tealbook Global Launch – Lessons Learned
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February 08, 2019
A Look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Previous Article Link – tealbook Global Launch As much as I’d love to say everything went off without...

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Tags: Procurement, Management

When Technology is …
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February 02, 2019

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Cvent – My One Day Training
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February 01, 2019
Attending Cvent Training in Downtown SanFrancisco was great!

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Tags: Procurement, Marketing

Right Data. For the Right Decisions. Using the Right Technology – RightSpend.
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January 30, 2019
Learn more about Beekman Associates and their data driven marketing procurement tool - Rightspend. See what puts it into a category all of it's own.

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Tags: Procurement, Management, Marketing

Pulling Back the Cost Curtain on Advertising Agencies
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January 22, 2019
A brief discussion about the transparency between advertisers and agencies regarding media, contracting and spend

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Tags: Procurement, Marketing

It’s Time to Stop the Meaningless Meeting Maniacs!
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January 19, 2019

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Tags: Procurement, Management

tealbook – The Global Launch
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January 17, 2019

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Tags: Procurement, Marketing

The Sourcing Redemption
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January 13, 2019
What sourcing professionals are doing to discredit their organizations. And what we can do to balance these things.

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Tags: Procurement, Management

How Service Based Companies Increase Profit Part 2: How to Defend Against Them
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January 10, 2019

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How Service Based Companies Increase Profit
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January 08, 2019

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Rate Analysis Made Easy
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January 03, 2019

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Women Supporting Women #WSW
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December 22, 2018
Christy Willmon (Willmon Consulting) In thinking about future blogs, and how I can give back to those who have inspired me, I’ve decided to talk about how they...

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Gone With the RFP – The Prequel
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December 19, 2018
Why you didn’t make it to the RFP Just like there are a few simple things that can stop you from winning the business, there are a few...

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Pharmaceutical and Biotechs Paying Doctors and Nurses – Can be a GOOD Thing
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December 16, 2018
#ChangeMyMind An Inside Look into Pharma Sales and Marketing Let’s start with the caveat that I’m specifically talking about Pharma/Biotech marketing after 2010 (and the implementation of the...

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Tags: Procurement, Marketing

10 Terrible Christmas Gifts for Coworkers and Where to Find Them
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December 11, 2018
Grab some eggnog, take a quick break and find a great gift for your company’s Holiday party or just great gift for a coworker. Because getting a bottle...

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Tags: Procurement, Marketing

How to Grow the Grinch’s Heart
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December 06, 2018
Suggestions for Suppliers on Creating and Maintaining Sourcing Relationships In rounding out the Christmas series, this will be the third and last of my themed blogs *sniff sniff*. ...

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Tags: Procurement, Marketing

Join Grumpy Cat and get in the Holiday Mood….
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December 03, 2018
…For the 12 Days of Christmas! On the 12th day of Christmas my Supplier gave to me… *In Jest* 12 Compliance Corrections 11 Leery Lawyers 10 Distribution Disasters...

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Tags: Procurement

Ho, Ho, Ho – Here we go again!
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December 01, 2018

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Behind Enemy Lines – Women in the Workplace
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November 29, 2018
  Originally I was going to focus on the competitive environment I’ve seen between women in the workplace.  This includes the outright lack of support from other women...

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

One Flew Over a Commercial Team’s Nest
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November 21, 2018

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Gone with the RFP …
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November 18, 2018
How to lose business in the final round… You’ve made through all the down selections into the final round of the RFP for on-site presentations.  You came, presented...

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Re-Cap and Overview
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November 15, 2018
Highlights: Lots of fireside chats, panel discussions and interactive roundtables. For a visual learner who loves slide decks and digging through content,  it was a bit rough.  But...

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