Global Category Manager, Clinical Services

20 Sep 2019
20 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Preferred location: South San Francisco

Alternate locations: Basel and Welwyn

As Global Category Manager Clinical Conduct, you are part of Roche Global Procurement, and you will be responsible for the effective management of and the value delivery for Clinical Conduct spend categories in R&D Procurement.

Global Procurement (GP) is a key function that delivers value to Roche by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods and services and the management of Roche's third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, GP helps bring innovative tests and medicines to patients.

The Category Manager is accountable for the effective management of Clinical Conduct Categories (Contract Research Organizations and Clinical Patient Engagement) within Roche, including the overall development and implementation of the global and cross-divisional Clinical Conduct Category Strategy and the execution of high value strategic initiatives, management of the category / sub-categories using the Roche category management approach, including the development, implementation, and maintenance of a formalized Category Strategy, category buying guides / content, and the overall delivery of high value savings targets.

The role ensures input and operationalization of the Category Strategy by engaging with the Category and Suppler Management team, local and regional Procurement, and Business stakeholders to develop and validate the Category Strategy and pipeline of initiatives. The role also provides category / sub-category specific input to the development of category buying guides / content to translate the Category Strategy and initiative outcomes into clear, practical guidance / content for Procurement colleagues and Business users. The Category Manager is also responsible for building and maintaining Business Partner relationships with senior Business stakeholders and acts as a key point of contact for category / sub-category activities.

Based on your deep subject matter expertise in the area of R&D Procurement, you are proactively identifying opportunities, engaging and partnering with senior Business stakeholders to deliver the overall Category objectives and savings targets.

Your responsibilities :
  • Define Category Strategy and Annual Pipeline of initiatives
  • Identify and execute strategic Category initiatives
  • Develop category buying guides / content
  • Ensure delivery of Procurement Balanced Scorecard (BSC) input and accurate reporting of measures and targets for the category (e.g. operational metrics, savings).
  • Develop strong relationships in Procurement, with key Business stakeholders and other functions such as Finance, HR, and Legal to ensure appropriate inputs to category / sub-category Strategies and plans. Be a point of contact for queries from senior functional stakeholders.

Your qualifications:
  • University degree, with Business or Life Sciences degree preferable.
  • Business level fluency in English.
  • 7+ years of in-depth strategic and/or operational procurement experience with knowledge of category management and advanced strategic sourcing, with subject matter expertise in overall R&D Procurement and Clinical Conduct Categories (Contract Research Organizations and Clinical Patient Engagement).
  • 7+ years overall business experience, including working within a regulated industry for regulated categories with familiarity of relevant legal risks and issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing global cross-functional project teams.
  • Proven financial and business acumen (i.e. total cost of ownership, cost modeling).
  • Proven capability in negotiation, conflict resolution and stakeholder management.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills with an ability to lead and manage teams effectively in a truly global, fluid, interactive environment.
  • Change management and process improvement skills with direct experience in delivering complex business process / organizational change.
  • Experience in the application of Strategic Relationship Management principles.
  • Expert proficiency in Procurement specific systems and processes for efficient management of sourcing events and contract negotiations (e.g. e-sourcing, e-auction).

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
Procurement, Procurement > General Procurement

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