Jun 28, 2022

Job Description

26,000+ associates from 100 different countries are working hard to build an inspired, curious and unbossed culture in which everyone is enabled to be their best.

The Global Category Manager for lab equipment plans and leads all strategic aspects within this category on a global level and develops proposals for strategic business decisions. This Associate Director level position will provide high value procurement solutions to the business and category strategies; support third party vendor selection, vendor development, risk management, technology management, supplier-driven innovation, and performance measurement activities.

Moreover, you will ensure best-in-class delivery to support technical R&D projects and to realize year-on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements in close collaboration with the customers in the business.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Responsible for development and execution of robust category strategies that meet the needs of multiple cross-divisional stakeholders as well as drive exceptional value for Novartis.
• Globalize and consolidate business needs, pull multiple entities with similar needs, to leverage any synergies to standardize and scale up the activities,
• Develop proposals for strategic business decisions and provide support.
• Represent Procurement as a strategic business partner on stakeholder LT
• Ensure alignment and harmonization of operating model across the business units to develop and drive one global policy for lab equipment; instituting global governance and global review across the regions to monitor category performance
• Accountable for select strategic supplier relationship management for Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, organization and execution of regular Business Review Meetings and drive execution of action items.
• Accountable for segmentation of the supplier base and approval of new vendors.
• Negotiate Master Supply Agreements, and support adequate contract management
• Accountable along with the business and finance for the overall delivery of the category savings targets for all Divisions following the target setting process
• Align with Finance for the external budget planning linked to optimal demand management within this category.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 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.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree preferred
• Minimum 7 years of experience in Strategic Supplier Management, knowledge of category preferred
• Experience in the pharmaceutical or similar industry strongly preferred
• Successful project execution by providing all external solutions in time / at the required quality / within budget as verified by the business.
• Successful and measurable execution on efficiency programs
• Measurable and continuous process improvement & compliance assurance

The preferred location is Cambridge, MA. East Hanover, NJ or a remote position would be considered as well.

Why consider Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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!

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.

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East Hanover, NJ
Full Time
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Global Category Manager, Lab Equipment

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