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
Responsible for aligning globally with respective Insights, Med Aff, PSP and Procurement stakeholders (Business Partners) to implement Procurement projects to realized key productivity targets. Provides end-to-end category and project management in the areas of Insights, Med Aff, PSP Spend. This through alignment of business requirements, operational excellence, strategic sourcing and negotiation expertise, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity and mitigation of risk.

Your Key Responsibilities
Definition of ad-hoc sourcing strategy when no category strategy in place above sourcing involvement threshold (incl. negotiation strategy, approval, communication).
Accountable for and carefully monitor and support sourcing execution and negotiation performed by category buyer (also acts as an escalation point).
Maintain strong information flows back to global Category team for opportunities to aggregate demand and generate additional leverage.
Ensure operational Procurement requests are executed in line with category strategies, and in compliance with relevant policies and operating procedures, including preferred supplier agreements.
Contribute to overall savings opportunity identification and delivery.
Executing the Source-to-Contract process including respective strategies, approaches, and methods: Preparing and conducting fact-based negotiations. Adapting tactics from a broad portfolio of negotiation strategies to achieve results that support business and Procurement objectives.
Proactive assessment of new ways of working, involving innovative scientific & technical solutions by identifying and onboarding the right suppliers.

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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 degree is required.
Master’s degree in fields such as business administration, finance, law or a scientific or technical field is preferred.
Strong preference for CIPS or similar professional qualification.
English (excellence in speaking and writing), additional languages desirable.
6 years of tactical procurement experience and contracting experience.
Solid experience in navigating in global, matrix organizations and across geographies and cultures.
Extensive experience in sourcing processes (e.g. RFI/RFQ), negotiation strategies, project management, good communication and collaboration skills as well as market analysis capabilities to drive operational excellence.


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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Czech Republic
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