Jun 15, 2022

Job Description

105,000 people re-imagining medicine for more than 750 million people globally. That is the number of people you may impact in this role

Job Purpose

To be responsible for sub category globally or one category regionally or all categories in one country OR multiple cross divisional categories in one country.

Lead the delivery of individual projects defined as part of the Annual Category Plan with a Business Partnering approach; to focus on project delivery with activities including requirements gathering, market analysis, qualifying and selecting suppliers with the relevant Business Partners and stakeholders, as well as non-sourcing projects such as demand management and process improvement.

Major Accountabilities

- Translates global divisional category strategy into global, divisional, sub category strategy OR translates regional procurement strategy into country strategy and local implementation.
- Lead the implementation of sourcing plans for the sub-category and deliver sub category savings targets following engagement in the target setting process.
- Provide input into the overall Category or sub category strategy about segmentation and identification of key supplier relationships, and lead business planning activities and ensure these projects are staffed and executed on a timely basis in line with the targeted goals.
- Manage strategic sub-category supplier relationships, and implement consistent key performance indicators for the sub-category, ensuring that any supplier performance risks and issues are resolved on a timely basis to end user satisfaction.
- Partner to control at a country level purchases with respect to supplier choice, timing and commercial conditions (may vary between divisions depending on way spend is controlled ).
- Collect supplier information and feedback from Divisions, countries, sites and Category teams and deliver Procurement Balanced Scorecard metrics for the relevant sub category.
- Partner with relevant stakeholders to create, apply, complete and reviews major contracts for the sub-category, and ensure that negotiated contracts are clearly. communicated for the sub-category area & that they are consistently applied [Cross-Divisional/Pharma spend $25 -$100m NCH/SDZ/NVD/NIBR spend $20 -$80m].
- Manage the budget/resource allocation for the area of responsibility.

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

Key Requirements

• A minimum of 5 years of related work experience in strategic procurement, category management and supplier management
• Well structured and organized preferably in product management (PM)
• A minimum of bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry, preferably complemented by an MBA or a Master’s qualification
• Strong partner management skills working with cross category & other functional partners.
• Ability to engage, interact and negotiate value enhancing relationships with suppliers
• Demonstrated ability to influence, partner on & shape projects with the cross-function teams
• Experience in a complex stakeholder environment where strong influencing skills are needed; understanding of complexities of Regulated industries
• Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to respond to changes in the internal demand environment while ensuring the external partner e.g. third parties can effectively and efficiently execute the change at the minimum cost to the organization
• Develop and drive the category sourcing strategy for the defined portfolio through business needs assessment, market intelligence, supplier evaluations and sourcing choices

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!

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