Global Category Manager - Professional Services Tax & Insurance

Global Category Manager - Professional Services Tax & Insurance

Job Description

Global Category Manager - Professional Services Tax & Insurance, Novartis, Prague, Czech Republic

90 Mln USD! This is the value of the annual spend you will be responsible covering the Global Category Manager - Professional Services Tax & Insurance role.
In this role you will plan and lead all strategic aspects within the category of Professional Services Tax & Insurance, across divisions, on a global level and you will develop proposals for strategic business decisions. This role provides high value procurement solutions to the business and category strategies; supports third party vendor selection, vendor development, technology management and performance measurement activities.
As Professional Services Tax & Insurance, you will ensure best-in-class delivery of external services and products to support projects and to realize year-on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements in close collaboration with the stakeholders in the business.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Planning, organizing and managing projects taking into account priorities, resources, budgets, issues and constraints to achieve desired results; defining clear project scope and objectives; utilizing software and tools to plan, track and report status.
• Responsible to ensure the right balance between business needs and Novartis’ strategy.
• Accountable to work with stakeholders to identify the most cost-effective ways to deliver business objectives.
• Executing the Source-to-Contract process including respective strategies, approaches and methods: Preparing and conducting fact-based negotiations. Adapting tactics from a broad portfolio of negotiation strategies to achieve results that support business and Procurement objectives.
• Strong influencer in decision-making process within and outside of procurement.
• Communicating clearly in writing and verbally. Conveying messages to stakeholders at different level, engaging and convincing stakeholders.
• Analyzing specifications for optimization. Linking specification to customer value, challenging specification confidently. Conveying messages clearly and convincing stakeholders.
• Achieving results by proactively building long-term, sustainable and effective relationships, understanding the stakeholder landscape and demonstrating political astuteness across business structures and networks.

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• University degree.
• Proficiency in English (Written and spoken).
• 5-10 years of experience in Procurement or other related experience within the Pharmaceutical industry, preferably in category management, supplier management, or related area, with a focus on Tax & Insurance.
• Strong project management or other leadership experience.
• Proven experience in process standardization and implementation.

Desirable requirements:
• University degree in Economics/Finance.
• Proficiency in other foreign languages.

You’ll receive:
Monthly pension contribution matching your individual contribution up to 3% of your gross monthly base salary; Risk Life Insurance (full cost covered by Novartis); 5-week holiday per year; (1 week above the Labour Law requirement) ; 4 paid sick days within one calendar year in case of absence due to sickness without a medical sickness report; Cafeteria employee benefit program – choice of benefits from Edenred CZ in the amount of 12,500 CZK per year; Meal vouchers in amount of 90 CZK for each working day (full tax covered by company); Car Allowance; MultiSport Card. Find out more about Novartis Business Services:

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Czech Republic
Full Time