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Job Summary :
Novartis is currently searching for a Category Manager- Warehouse & Distribution to join the Procurement team in Prague.
Job Purpose :
The candidate supports (CCM) to plan and leads category initiatives at a country level for sites and Country Category Organizations.
They support CCM to execute the Category management strategy and process including leading proactive sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management activities, as well as managing Country Category-
specific tactical and transactional procurement activities not limited to soliciting proposal, quotes, performing end to end contract management, coordinating performance warranties and resolving suppliers related issues within the region and cluster.
He / she ensures the delivery of measurable value for Novartis, through alignment of business requirements, sourcing expertise, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity and mitigation of risk to ensure maximum value and compliance to legal..
Key Responsibilities :
Supports to execute Global Category Strategies within the region or cluster and for communication and distribution of any Country Category specific strategies to the relevant stakeholders
Supports the delivery of country category savings targets through collaboration and engagement with global procurement team / Sites / Clusters and country organisations
Accountable for making sure we execute the project plan to ensure the projects agreed are achieved in line with the targeted goals and that the identified savings are delivered each year
Support for managing the preferred supplier pool, incl. creating and monitoring SLAs, conducting regular performance reviews, serving as escalation point and remediating potential issues
Maintain strong communication with procurement team / Sites / Clusters and country organisations
Responsible for developing and performing ad hoc RFx; analyzing data, making data driven recommendations for selected suppliers, and developing preferred contract language with new suppliers or renegotiating existing contracts in accordance with Novartis contract guidelines.
Supports the collection of supplier, market, category and internal business data and information or the sub-category
Responsible PO and SIM management and driving of supplier reductions in region to achieve the global targets
Accountable for proactively escalating any known risks or issues to the Global Category Team and / or local management to ensure required support for resolution
Supports Inputs into the overall category segmentation and identification of key supplier relationships
Supports the implementation of consistent supplier facing KPIs based on the Novartis Supplier Performance & Innovation Framework
Accountable for ensuring that all associates involved in operational buying activities have access to and an understanding of the relevant Category cards
Accountable for ensuring negotiated contracts are clearly communicated for the category area and ensuring they are consistently applied and stored in the agreed repository for all relevant parties to access. Example CLM
Responsible for ensuring that a proactive contract management program is in place to support timely renewal / tendering prior to contract expiry
Responsible for monitoring compliance and adherence to the applicable Novartis Procurement policies and procedures
Responsible for timely sharing of key country-related material with the Global Category team
About us :
Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC) in Prague :
The Center, one of 5 around the world, delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis worldwide. We have highly qualified teams in areas such as scientific and commercial services (known as Product Lifecycle Services), IT, Human Resources, Financial Reporting & Accounting, Procurement, Real Estate and Facility Services, Legal & Compliance, Finance and Communications.
Here’s some of the reasons we think you should join us :
A job with a purpose. At Novartis, we all contribute to our mission to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives.
A wealth of opportunities for career progression and working with best-in-class professionals.
A diverse team that reflects the rich diversity of our markets. Over 55 nationalities speaking with 30+ languages, all generations, and more than 44% of female.
Our modern and newly designed workplace is a pleasant place that reflects the need for flexible ways of working in order to bring new ideas to life.
We live by our values; we cherish not only what we do but also how we do it. .
Diversity & Inclusion mind-set. We aspire to move beyond stereotypes and bias to bring differences together, so we can see the world through the eyes of our patients and customers.
Our comprehensive compensation package includes :
Annual performance-based bonus;
Employee recognition scheme;
A benefits scheme above local legislation standards including pension and risk-life insurance, benefit package for health, education, culture and sport activities;
Healthcare program that offers easy access to comprehensive health care;
Variety of medical check-ups or consultations on-site;
An Employee Assistance Program;
25 days annual leave, 4 days paid sick leave and Christmas holiday;
Public transport allowance;
Flexible working arrangements including Home Office;
Support for a healthy lifestyle through the daily offering of fruit & vegetables.
We are looking forward to talking to you and sharing more about our broad range of opportunities.
The ideal candidate will have :
Bachelor’s degree required at a minimum, Master’s degree preferred, in fields such as business administration, finance,.
CIPS or similar qualification desirable.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, German would be a plus.
Minimum 3 years in similar or equivalent positions in a regional / country environment in an equivalent position.
Good understanding of operations and business culture of multinational company.
Experience in Procurement Processes, Systems & Compliance Management
Experience with sourcing, negotiation and contracting
Experience in supporting clients directly
Strong sense for independence and self drive.
Technically knowledgeable and warehousing and distribution buying experience a high advantage
Excellent communication and negotiation skills,
Experience with implementing and perfecting new processes
Experience with compliance / audit area or anti-bribery legislation big advantage
Curious mind and high motivation to learn
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.