Maj 28, 2023

Job Description

Bringing life-changing medicines to millions of people, Novartis sits at the intersection of cutting-edge medical science and innovative digital technology. As a global company, the resources and opportunities for growth and development are plentiful including global and local cross functional careers, a diverse learning suite of thousands of programs & an in-house marketplace for rotations & project work. With a strong medicines pipeline our current transformation will not just deliver growth for our business but continue to allow us to bring innovative medicines to patients quickly.

The Country Procurement Manager is responsible for leading or supporting one or more Procurement categories and/or serving as the key procurement contact to one or more business areas (e.g. division(s), franchise(s), corporate function(s)).
The role is accountable for implementing the global Procurement strategic goals on country level for the area of responsibility and successfully managing relevant KPIs in regards to productivity, compliance metrics, processes, customer satisfaction and (if applicable) people development. Implement Master vendor concepts to deliver value and reduce procurement touch. The role is also accountable for successfully managing and developing relationships with stakeholders in their area of responsibility, and with key suppliers on in their area of responsibility to increase value for Novartis.

Your Responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Implement country/cluster strategic goals from overall Procurement strategy
• Accountable productivity/cost efficiency targets in their area of responsibility.
• Manage relationships with stakeholders
• Serve as key contact for stakeholders in the in their area of responsibility.
• Manage and build effective relationships with key suppliers in their area of responsibility to drive value for Novartis through cost effectiveness and access to innovation.
• Ensure effective local implementation of global supplier strategies (e.g. implementation of strategic suppliers, contracting principles, execution of global/regional contracts).
• Manage local supplier landscape in their area of responsibility in line with business strategies & global Procurement goals and strategies (e.g. payment terms, manage tail spend, local supplier management process).
• Ensure effective communication between the different Procurement functions, such as Operations, Capability centres, global/regional category management, compliance.
• Serve as the key contact for key stakeholders and ensure that business needs/requirements are reflected in procurement activities.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• + 7 years of procurement experience in a large multinational organizational.
• + 7 years of experience in managing people and team in an international environment.
• Experience in change management and leading through change.
• Ability to influence and manage senior stakeholders.
• Proven track record of successful supplier negotiation and management.
• Proven track record of developing the saving target and bringing value-added procurement processes.


Why 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!

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

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