at the global EPD Headquarter in Basel - Allschwil.
In this position you are responsible for the purchasing and supply management activities for all categories and sub categories.You work closely with key stakeholders in both Corporate and Division organizations to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans.
Drive Total Cost of Ownership reductions for category. Clearly define category taxonomy and manage baseline
Understands the overall needs of multiple business units and to negotiate an accepted portfolio meeting the most strategic needs of the category.
Measure and track internal performance for Abbott users.
Advise business unit(s) about similar strategies employed by other healthcare companies.
Manage initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures.
Influence and partner with business leaders (Manager, Director) to manage and align the category.
Partner and collaborate with key Corporate Procurement staff of other Abbott divisions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives, and explore Procurement synergies and efficiencies.
Build and maintain strategic relationships with key category vendors as well as counterparts at other Healthcare/Consumer companies. Manage ongoing Supplier relationships.
Implement agreed purchasing strategies for category
Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and good customer service
Monitor market dynamics for category across regions
Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance.
Manage category projects across business unit, and division wide when and where applicable. Participate in business projects based on category expertise.
Lead project teams responsible for selection of category strategy.
Confronts and deals with people issues in a constructive and timely manner. Responsible for overall morale of team and promotes cohesive attitude.
BA or equivalent experience required; MBA preferred
6-8 years of Procurement and /or deep Category experience.
Strong project management and communication skills
Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills
International experience within Supplier management
Ability to develop actionable implementation plans with relevant business process knowledge, as related to Procurement and Category Management.
Deep knowledge of Pharma category technologies and products.
Strong negotiating skills and first experience in leading teams