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Senior Buyer Procurement (Europe)

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
Primary role focus of the Senior Buyer is to provide cross-divisional category expertise for site/country/cluster, to proactively carry out continuous analyses, frequently re-align the local activities with the global category strategy as well as support the strategy execution in the assigned area. The role supports continuous improvement and leads implementation of updates/refresh of global/regional category strategy in collaboration with the site/country/category teams.

The role is also responsible for the collection of supplier, market, category and internal business data and information. Ensures the delivery of measurable value for Sandoz, through alignment of business requirements, strategic sourcing expertise, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity and mitigation of risk.

The Senior Buyer supports data quality management within Procurement function according to the globally defined process to identify opportunities and to support continuous improvement and assures the delivery of services according to defined KPIs and Service Levels.

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Leads sourcing plan implementation in area of responsibility through change planning, negotiation, contract development, etc.
  • Actively contribute to the identification of business critical opportunities resulting in process improvement, savings generation.
  • Contract drafting based on agreed templates.
  • Full terms and conditions or contractual terms negotiation.
  • Contracts check against defined procedures (e.g. amendments stored correctly).
  • Monitoring and identification of expiring contracts, initiating process for contract extension or competitive bidding.
  • Collect supplier, market, category and internal business data.
  • Perform complex matter and vendor level spend analysis.

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

  • 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.


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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Company/Legal Entity


Functional Area


Job Type

Full Time

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Shift Work


Early Talent

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