Global Category Manager - Marketing

£604.37 - £679.91 per day
15 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
mc 24349
Mark Cussens
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a leading pharmaceutical company as a Global Category Manager - Marketing.

This position supports Head Quarter and Country Customers of Procurement Switzerland (all Divisions in Switzerland) by defining strategic business requirements related to 3rd. party spend and leading the Procurement process, act as Key Business Partner to Global Marketing & Sales Franchises. Leads both customers and suppliers through the Procurement process (ie RFP preparation, tender conduct, vendor selection and commercial negotiations) and manages therelationshop with the Global Service Centers providing the operational support Accountable for driving cost-effectiveness of commercial deals, risk management of supply base and ensuring that company standards are appropriately applied.

Major accountabilities :
* Support Procurement plans, priorities, budgets and performance objectives for assigned customers with 3rd. party requirements in respective category to create mutual value
* Actively influences customer demand and consumption in order to drive effectiveness and efficiency of resource utilization and introduce innovative sourcing strategies (such as eCatalgue).
* Builds and sustains long-term customer partnerships that creates mutual value - provides dedicated support to at least one major business franchise as the First Point of Contact on Procurement related requests.
* Ensures crossfunctional understanding of Procurement plans within Procurement Switzerland organisation while managing customer expectations.

Ideal background (State the preferred education and experience level)
Education: Bachelor's degree required at a minimum, Master's degree preferred; in fields such as business administration, finance, science or economy.

Language: Oral and written communication skills in English. German is a plus

Experience: Experience in a corporate environment - preferably in pharma sector and with knowledge in Meetings, Congress and Events. Strong negotiation skills needed.
Familiarity and knowledge of marketing would be considered favorable. Thorough understanding of operations and business culture of multinational company. Strong interpersonal skills. Capable of collecting and interpreting data to derive meaning, identify patterns of behavior and support policy recommendations. Strong communication and business partnering skills- must be able to share results through appropriate channels such as metrics, reports, surveys and monitoring tools with other functional areas in the organization.

Key People is a specialist international recruitment consultancy with over 25 years' experience of working within the life sciences, biotech, healthcare and CRO industries. Our experienced and dedicated clinical research related consultants have a long history of success, excellent technical knowledge and a flexible, consultative focussed approach to recruitment.

Please contact Mark Cussens, Clinical Research Recruiter on
Tel: +44 1727 817623 or email:
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