2023 will see Sandoz become a standalone organization! As a global market leader in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, Sandoz is stepping forward from a position of strength! Those joining Sandoz in the coming months will help shape the future of the company, it’s growth, innovation, culture and how Sandoz impacts the lives of millions. These will be careers with genuine impact! This is one such role!

Are you ready to make a difference?

Role Purpose
The Buyer is responsible for the execution of bidding and contracting activities for/in support of assigned countries/categories according to the defined buying processes, information sharing across countries/categories to leverage best practices.

The role(s) also provides analytics and prepares reports, contributes to delivery of measurable value for Sandoz, through alignment of business requirements, sourcing expertise, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity and mitigation of risk. The role supports data quality management within Procurement function according to the defined processes to identify opportunities and to support continuous improvement, assures the delivery of services according to defined KPIs and Service Levels.

Your Key Responsibilities
Sourcing validation and analysis from business users, country procurement organization or category managers:
Direct users on correct buying (content streams) channels if required.
Engage category teams where defined thresholds are met.
Supplier selection, requested risk analysis performance verification and update.
Contract preparation:
Contract drafting based on agreed templates.
Full terms and conditions or contractual terms negotiation.
Contract review and contract content approvals coordination, signature process initiation and monitoring (ink, electronic).
Perform consistency checks and corrective actions (e.g. preferred vendors and related contract coverage).
Supports the development of executive management reporting and business performance reviews, collaboration with SMEs to ensure transparency and consistency on various performance metrics.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Minimum requirements
University/Advanced level degree needed.
– Master’s Degree/other advanced degree in the Economics, – Finance or related areas is preferred.
English (excellence in speaking and writing), additional languages desirable.
>5 years of relevant experience in a global environment in a similar position.
Proven experience in spend reporting, analysis and optimization.
Experience with eSourcing tools.
Good understanding of Procurement business processes such as Tactical Buying, Catalogue Management, Contract Management, Supplier Setup and Procurement Operations.
Excellent communication, people management, stakeholder management and leadership skills.
Ability to ensure service focus across a complex people intensive and functionally dispersed organization.
Advanced Analytical & Conceptual thinking, organizational skills, results oriented and proactive.
Sound Business acumen and knowledge of Procurement function.
Ability to quickly learn and understand data from multiple sources. experience.

Why Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? 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 achieve here at Sandoz!

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Business Unit
Czech Republic
Work Location
Company/Legal Entity
Alternative Country 1
Alternative Country 2
Functional Area
Job Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Shift Work
Early Talent

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