750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. 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?
The Procurement Cluster Category Manager is responsible for strategic sourcing and procurement activities at a country level and cross divisional, and is the primary point contact for supply chain stakeholders. The main focus is the execution of strategic sourcing projects and the management of key country / site suppliers in accordance with the annual category plans and category Strategies. You may be involved in country, regional or divisional global projects. The Procurement Manager follows the Category Management process including leading proactive sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management activities, as well as managing country category-specific supplier performance and innovation activities. Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Engaging key warehousing & distribution stakeholders to identify requirements from a procurement perspective • Develop comprehensive understanding of research team strategies and priorities, and deliver value to the stakeholders via application of procurement processes, third party relationships and market knowledge • Apply all Procurement levers (Demand, Process, Supply, Innovation) in identifying solutions and opportunities with stakeholders to deliver savings and process efficiencies. • Responsible for analysis of any gaps in country / site level procurement performance and developing and implementing action plans to close the gaps. • Responsible for the execution of country / site level procurement projects on a timely basis and in line with the targeted goals, as directed by the Regional/Global Category Manager / Functional / Operational Manager • Responsible for providing inputs into the overall category segmentation and identification of key supplier relationships • Responsible for ensuring negotiated contracts are clearly communicated for the category to ensure they are consistently understood and applied. • Responsible for monitoring compliance and adherence to all relevant Novartis Procurement policies and procedures.
What you’ll bring to the role:
• Bachelor’s degree required in fields such as business administration, finance or a scientific or technical field. • Strong preference for engineering or supply chain or similar professional qualification • Several years of procurement experience essential • Background of logistics and supply chain preferred
Desirable requirements: • Master’s degree preferred • CIPS or similar professional qualification desired
Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Strong Work/Life Balance, flexible working, Top UK Employer, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Paid holidays, Comprehensive Medical Insurance, Subsidised Canteen, Employee Recognition Scheme, Sports & Social Club, Learning and development opportunities.