Sourcing Manager - R&D, General Medical Affairs with German

325159BR
Aug 09, 2021
Ireland

Job Description

Sourcing Manager – R&D, General Medical Affairs with German, Novartis, Dublin, Ireland

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.)

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:
Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 25 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

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.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network
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PROCUREMENT NBS
Ireland
Dublin
Procurement
Full Time
Regular
No
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325159BR

Sourcing Manager - R&D, General Medical Affairs with German

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