Why Novartis :
927 million : The number of lives we 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.
Position Purpose :
The Global Category Manager (GCM) HSE exists in the category-aligned REFS procurement team, and leads the delivery of productivity & efficiency as part of the Category Plan.
The focus of the role is on defining category strategy for HSE in line with business objectives in coordination with the Head of Pro-
curement Utilities, Real Estate & Facility Services (REFS), Global Technical Services (GTS) and Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) teams.
Activities include business partnering on the appropriate level with REFS, GTS & HSE, leading of local, regional and global projects, requirements gathering, market analy-
sis, qualifying, leading RFP processes and selecting suppliers with the relevant Business Part-ners / Stakeholders. In accordance with the approved strategy of integrating 3rd party expertise to drive procurement value through fundamental business and market analysis, work with the Head of Procure-
ment Utilities and regional teams to identify potential markets, establish functional teams and implement effective supply models as appropriate.
Drive best practices sharing across regions and other NGSC supporting teams that interact with assigned category. Provide guidance about global and regional category strategies to local country procurement organizations and NGSC tactical support teams in order to ensure proper implementation and delivery on targeted values.
Major Accountabilities :
Retain and effectively engage 3rd party expertise as applicable
g. legal, IT, HR, finance, HSE, Quality)
Bachelor’s degree required at a minimum, Master’s degree preferred; in fields such as business administration, finance, law or a scientific or technical field (Engineering).
CIPS or similar profession. Fluent in English German (desirable) 3-5 year experience in : -Facilities Management & Construction Services Category Management, or -
Having worked in a global Corporate Facilities Management or Construction & HSE Services companies, focusing on HSE related categories -
Extensive experience in project management, supplier management, demand management, and negotiating for HSE related categories (e.g. waste & remediation)