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 Global Senior Procurement Category Manager Insights,Med Aff & PSP plans and leads all strategic aspects within the category of Insights,Med Aff & PSP, across divisions, on a global level and develops proposals for strategic business decisions. The role provides high value procurement solutions to the business and category strategies; support third party vendor selection, vendor development, technology management and performance measurement activities. The Global Senior Procurement Category Insights,Med Aff & PSP ensures best-in-class delivery of external services and products in the Insights,Med Aff & PSP category to support projects and to realize year-on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements in close collaboration with the stakeholders in the business.

Your Key Responsibilities
Planning, organizing, and managing projects considering priorities, resources, budgets, issues and constraints to achieve desired results; defining clear project scope and objectives; utilizing software and tools to plan, track and report status.
Mapping the value chain, analyzing it and deriving potential scenarios. Includes the understanding and application of total cost of ownership and should cost modelling.
Responsible to ensure the right balance between business needs and Sandoz strategy.
Accountable to work with stakeholders to identify the most cost-effective ways to deliver business objectives.
Provision of strategies, approaches, and methods to allow for execution of the Source-to-Contract process: Preparing and conducting fact-based negotiations. Providing 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.
Analyzing specifications for optimization. Linking specification to customer value, challenging specification confidently. Conveying messages clearly and convincing stakeholders.
Achieving results by proactively building long-term, sustainable and effective relationships, understanding the stakeholder landscape and demonstrating political astuteness across business structures and networks.

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.
8 years of relevant business experience (industry specific experience).
Preferably more than 8 years of experience in Procurement or other related experience within the Pharmaceutical industry, preferably in category management, supplier management, or related area, with a focus in the Insights,Med Aff & PSP.
Strong project management or other leadership 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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