Jun 15, 2022

Job Description

1 company! - That is the journey Novartis is on in its quest to extend and improve people’s lives through reimagining medicine. We have a clear strategy: to be a focused medicines company powered by sophisticated therapy platforms and data science. We recognize that our People drive our company and that significant effort is being invested in unleashing their power through the transformation of our culture and our organization.

Join us today as Buyer who is responsible for the execution of bidding and contracting activities for China in the marketing category, according to the defined buying processes, information sharing across countries/categories to leverage best practices. The role also provides analytics and prepares reports, contributes to delivery of measurable value for Novartis, through alignment of business requirements, sourcing expertise, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity and mitigation of risk. The role supports data quality management within Procurement function according to the defined processes to identify opportunities and to support continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities

• Sourcing validation and analysis from business users, country procurement organization or category managers: - Direct users on correct buying (content streams) channels if required, engage category teams where defined thresholds are met.
• Supplier selection, requested risk analysis performance verification and update.
• Supplier scoring criteria definition and documentation preparation for competitive bidding event
• eSourcing event management and monitoring, supplier communication, supplier training, bidding analysis, pitch presentation organization.
• Document and communicate final award decision: - Negotiations after the eSourcing event closure to reach the most competitive prices.
• Finding opportunities to improve and automate recurrent processes, thus allowing greater focus on value adding activities.
• Report productivity as per Procurement guidelines and support measurements / activities to improve. defined KPIs: - Savings identification and achievement through competitive bidding process.
• Drafting contracts based on agreed templates, contract review and contract content approvals coordination, archiving contract in the global standard contract management system.
• Monitoring and identification of expiring contracts, initiating process for contract extension or competitive bidding.
• Perform consistency checks and corrective actions (e.g. preferred vendors and related contract coverage).
• Supports the development of executive management reporting and business performance reviews, collaboration with SMEs to ensure transparency and consistency on various performance metrics.

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 in Business Administration/Economics/Finance/Statistics is required
• Good command of English and Mandarin languages both verbal and written to support China market.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in Procurement operations in a global environment in a similar position of advantage.
• Experience in reporting & advanced analytical and presentation tools.
• Experience in Spend reporting, analysis, optimization and eSourcing tools.
• Experience in supporting clients directly and managing Stakeholders.
• High proven interpersonal, communication & negotiation and skills with curious mind and high motivation to learn
• Strong sense for independence, self-drive, results oriented and proactive.

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 at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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
Petaling Jaya
Full Time
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