Global Pharma Procurement (GPP) is a key function at Roche. Through our purchasing processes, we identify opportunities to leverage and manage expenditures to third parties. These include direct expenditures in areas such as raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients and contract manufacturing, as well as indirect expenses such as clinical and research services, laboratory supplies, digital marketing, creative agencies and market research, consulting, temporary labor, travel, credit cards, facilities management, logistics and engineering.
As a strategic function, GPP works closely with all Roche divisions and business units to better understand our business partners' needs, help them deliver their goals and identify savings opportunities that can be reinvested into the business.
The Global Category Lead is a leadership role and leads the Laboratory / Biomarkers Category Team. In this role you will be responsible to maximize the value of third party purchases to Roche across multiple laboratory and biomarkers categories. You will be responsible for developing in-depth knowledge of markets, suppliers, products and their cost drivers within this category. You will maintain category specific knowledge by analysing and benchmarking the respective category and together with the business identify the needs to develop strategies that enhance overall business values.
This role will be the key global interface with senior leaders across all business partners; you will liaise with Roche senior leaders (PD, pRED, gRED, PDMA, Diagnostics, Ventana, FMI, RMS) to ensure that the category strategy is developed and implemented according to business requirements. Leading a team of Category Managers may be part of the role.
In addition you will:
This position can be based in Basel (Switzerland) (preferred location), Welwyn Garden City (UK) or South San Francisco (US).
You have a University degree (MBA desirable) in Business Administration or Business Economics, ideally with focus on Life Sciences. Your professional career preferably shows several years of relevant experience in Pharmaceutical Development, CRO functionality and the management of clinical trials. You have at least 5 years of experience in procurement, preferably in Scientific / Laboratory / Biomarkers procurement and sourcing of services, supported by a procurement-related qualification. You have experience of working in international matrix organizations across functions and cultures. People leadership experience is regarded as an advantage.
In addition you bring:
Please apply until: 30 September 2017.
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