Category Manager ESO (m/f/d)

Division NBS
Geschäftseinheit PROCUREMENT NBS
Standort Barleben
Funktionsbereich Procurement
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 256885BR


• Prepare an annual purchasing plan for local region with spend and savings in line with the agreed sourcing strategy
• Achieve the targeted annual savings (as set in the cost reduction programs) b y warranting the outsourcing and procurement strategy through the use of preferred suppliers and the negotiated price
• Prepare, conduct and conclude negotiations
• Select sources of supply, lead the commercial and contractual negotiation securing the optimal contractual agreement for the organisation
• Communicate conclusions to participating suppliers. Ensure that decisions are communicated internally and that they are implemented within plan
• Act as procurement expert for suppliers within External Supply Operations (ESO) including focussed collaboration within SRT (Supplier Relationship)-concept
• Manage supplier relationships and Contracts, through supporting the inter-national supplier’s selection and relationship management, monitoring of contracts, implementation, evaluation of supplier performance metrics and follow-up commercial and contractual issues
• Recommend short-term and long-term sourcing opportunities, lead/facilitate supplier evaluations and enhance service levels for the procurement/category portfolio
• Represents purchasing in cross-functional teams, support ESO SRT's for bottleneck items, process changes etc.
• Work with Finance to resolve invoice queries
• Support Head ESO Procurement Germany with the global budget process-es, spend, and saving reporting
• Lead the search and evaluation of 3rd parties including RFX', due diligenc-es, business case preparation for new launches and/or transfer projects
• Support due diligences at third parties and audits
• Support category managers to design and implement strategies
• Drive generation of savings through VALUE CREATION / SSI+ and other initiatives in all areas of the business
• Maintain the Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) database and prepare key term sheets to highlight agreements milestones and main clauses.
• Support ESO functions to address and solve deviations (Quality, Supply issues) and act as escalation line to 3rd parties senior/ general management
• Establish close collaboration to sales organization in order to support their business needs with regards to COG's
• Responsibility for an annual purchase spend of 20-80 mUSD
Support category managers to design and implement strategies



• University degree or polytechnic degree (Industrial Engineering / Business Economics or similar)
• 5 years of professional experience in a similar purchasing role
• Pharmaceutical background desired, knowledge of international FDF market
• Fluent English knowledge in writing and speaking, German is a plus

You’ll receive:
An open corporate culture, interesting and challenging tasks, attractive social benefits as well as opportunities for individual career growth within an international company.

About us
Novartis Business Services (NBS) is the global service provider for Novartis – one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. About 500 associates in Germany deliver high quality services to all Novartis legal entities in areas, such as IT, Real Estate and Facility Services, Procurement, Product Lifecycle Services, HR and Finance.

Why consider Novartis?
927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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