Sourcing Manager R&D - General Medical Affairs with German

Jul 26, 2021
Czech Republic

Job Description

Sourcing Manager R&D- General Medical Affairs, Novartis, Prague, Czech Republic

165 – Number of projects in development, 65+ new molecules to affect and potentially change patients’ lives. Research and development is an essential part of this effort and procurement proudly enables external collaborations to achieve Novartis’ vision.

The Sourcing Manager, R&D Clinical Services, General Medical Affairs (GMA), is responsible for aligning locally with respective GMA and Procurement stakeholders (Business Partners) to implement Procurement projects to realized key productivity targets. Provides end-to-end category and project management in the areas of GMA. This is done through alignment of business requirements, operational excellence, strategic sourcing and negotiation expertise, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity and mitigation of risk.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Definition when no category strategy in place above strategic threshold (incl. negotiation strategy), approval, communication.
• Accountable for and carefully monitor and support sourcing execution and negotiation performed by the buyer (also acts as an escalation point).
• Maintain strong information flows back to global Category team for opportunities to aggregate demand and generate additional leverage.
• Ensure operational Procurement requests are executed in line with category strategies, and in compliance with relevant policies and operating procedures, including preferred supplier agreements.
• Contribute to overall savings opportunity identification and delivery.
• Planning and achievement of productivity targets, overall value proposition and priorities as agreed with the business and procurement stakeholders.
• Increase Procurement effectiveness (realize the benefits of productivity and process improvements such as, outsourcing, cross-divisional Category management, etc.)

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Master’s degree/other advances degree in fields such as business administration, finance, law or a scientific or technical field is preferred. Strong preference for CIPS or similar professional qualification.
• Fluent English and German is required, any other additional language is a plus
• > 5 years of Procurement experience and contracting experience in similar position
• Solid experience in navigating in global, matrix organizations and across geographies and cultures.
• Extensive experience in sourcing processes (e.g. RFI/RFQ), negotiation strategies, project management, good communication and collaboration skills as well as market analysis capabilities to drive operational excellence.
• Working experience from Pharma industry would be an advantage, Experience with working in Clinical / R&D categories is desired

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); Public Transportation allowance; MultiSport Card. Find out more about Novartis Business Services:

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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
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