Global Category Manager - Laboratory Equipment and Supplies

329313BR
Oct 07, 2021
Czech Republic

Job Description

Global Category Manager – Laboratory Equipment & Supplies, Novartis, Prague, Czech Republic

The Global Procurement Category Manager, R&D - Lab Equipment & Supplies, plans and leads all strategic aspects within the category of Lab Equipment & Supplies across divisions, on a global level and develops proposals for strategic business decisions. The role provides high value procurement solutions to the business and category strategies; support third party vendor selection, vendor development, technology management and performance measurement activities. The Global Procurement Category Manager, R&D - Lab Equipment & Supplies, ensures best-in-class delivery of external services and products in the Lab Equipment & Supplies category 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.
• Mapping the value chain, analyzing it and deriving potential scenarios. Includes the understanding and application of total cost of ownership, and should cost modelling.
• Participating in and / or leading financial discussions. Applying financial knowledge to participate actively, e.g. in budgeting process, including tax aspects in sourcing strategies and structuring sophisticated deals with ecosystem partners.
• Compliance & risk management: supporting reports to determine appropriate compliance level. Monitoring end-to-end compliance (budget, payment, vendor PO, contract invoice, buying channel, etc.) and deriving corrective actions to improve compliance. Applying risk management processes including identifying and evaluating risks, and defining and executing a risk mitigation plan.
• Maintaining and updating Procurement applications accordingly to the Procurement content (e.g. e-catalogs, user portal). Continuous improvement of procurement content and automation.
• Support definition and implementation of Procurement tools and processes.
• Managing data analysis and reporting, e.g. analyzing spend, demand, supply markets and competitors. Extracting, cleansing and consolidating information to fact-based insights for further usage e.g. in category strategies.
• 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.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• University/Advanced degree is required.
• Master’s Degree/other advanced degree in the Lab equipment & Supplies is preferred
• 2-5 years of relevant business experience (industry specific experience).
• 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 in the Lab equipment & Supplies domain.
• Strong project management or other leadership experience.
• Fluent English is a must any other language is a plus

Why consider Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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CTS
PROCUREMENT NBS
Czech Republic
Prague
Ireland
Procurement
Full Time
Regular
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329313BR

Global Category Manager - Laboratory Equipment and Supplies

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