Senior Global Category Manager, Personalised Healthcare (12 months)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

As a Senior Global Category Manager Personalized Healthcare (PHC) you will be responsible for developing Global Category Strategies and executing a pipeline of high value global strategic initiatives. As a member of Global Procurement (GP), within the Research and Development team, this role delivers value to Roche by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of services and the management of Roche’s third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, your focus in PHC will create opportunities to accelerate the development of innovative tests and medicines and thus contribute to our goal of improving outcomes for patients today and in the future.



In this role, reporting to the Global Category Leader for Study Endpoints, you will proactively identify opportunities, engage and partner with senior Business stakeholders and regional Procurement and manage suppliers to embed category specific knowledge. Thanks to your strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills, you will ensure stakeholder alignment and support to drive delivery, benefit realization and innovation through the implementation of Category Strategies.



Your responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the definition and application of a Business-aligned long-term PHC Category Strategy and the development of an annual pipeline of strategic category initiatives.
  • Executing Category initiatives and ensure responsibility for driving innovation and the delivery and reporting of savings targets.
  • Providing strategic input to the development of the PHC Category Buying Guide to translate the Category Strategy and Annual Plan into clear, practical guidance for key Procurement and functional colleagues.
  • Understanding business priorities and challenges and ensuring successful realization of the Category Strategy by building strong relationships as a business advisor across geographically dispersed senior stakeholders and partnering with local and regional Procurement.
  • Ensuring a robust approach to supplier management, establishing value creation targets and reporting of supplier performance, developing innovation programs, managing supplier risks and conducting regular business reviews.

This position is not eligible for relocation.



Your qualifications:

  • University degree, with business or life sciences degree preferable.
  • Extensive years in-depth strategic and/or operational procurement experience with extensive knowledge of category management and advanced strategic sourcing
  • Excellent communication and project management skills with an ability to lead and coordinate cross-functional teams and deliver complex strategic initiatives, in a truly global, fluid, interactive environment.
  • Proven financial and business acumen and capability in negotiation, change management and stakeholder management.
  • Business level fluency in English.
  • Experience within the pharma industry desired.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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