Jun 17, 2022

Job Description

4 Global Category Managers support the IT Infrastructure and Security services worldwide within an IT and Digital Procurement Team of over 40+ procurement professionals. We are reimagining Procurement while continuing to bring value as a true business partner involved in all stages of the IT procurement life cycle.

The Global Category Manager is responsible for leading the IT Security and Risk Management Procurement categories and serves as the key procurement contact for Security and Risk Management (ISRM) with Technology Transformation Globally.

This position can be based in either the Dublin NGSC or the Prague NGSC.

This opportunity 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 ensures best-in-class delivery of external services and products in this category to support projects and to realise year-on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements in close collaboration with the stakeholders in the business. You will coach and develop up to 5 direct reports whilst developing proposals for strategic business decisions.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Implement category strategic goals from overall Procurement strategy / Ecosystem management:
• Planning, organizing and managing projects considering priorities, resources, budgets, issues and constraints to achieve desired results; defining clear project scope and objectives; using 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.
• Projecting the dynamics and impacts (e.g., mergers and acquisitions).
• Extracting, cleansing and consolidating information to fact-based insights for further usage e.g., in category strategies.
• 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.

Demand management:
• Responsible to ensure the right balance between business needs and company strategy.
o Accountable to work with key partners to identify the most cost-effective ways to deliver business objectives.

Sourcing and supplier relationships management
• Carrying out 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.
• Proactive assessment of new ways of working, involving innovative scientific & technical solutions by identifying and onboarding the right suppliers.

Manage relationships with 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.

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:
• Subject expertise in IT and Security related Procurement, Supplier Management, Finance, Architecture, Solution Sales, IT & Security Infrastructure Governance or Programme Management.
• Skills and experience in Procurement or other related area e.g., sourcing management, category management, supplier management, or related area, with a focus in the IT Infrastructure domain.
• Strong project management and other leadership experience
• Stakeholder Management to CxO level.
• Experience within IT Infrastructure Procurement covering or broadly covering;
o Software, Hardware, Maintenance, Services, Cloud
o Vulnerability management
o End Point Protection
o Security tools management
o Identity Access management
o Privileged Access Management
o Threat Detection
o Data Protection
o Authentication and Authorisation
o SecOps
o Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
o Firewalling
o Proxying
• Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree/other advanced degree in IT, Business Administration.

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?
766 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2021. 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!

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Global Procurement Category Manager, IT Security and Risk Management

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