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 Procurement Partner plans and leads sourcing projects within the category of analytical services on a divisional level and develops proposals for strategic business decisions.
The task is to provide high value procurement solutions to the business and category strategies; support third party vendor selection, vendor development, technology management and performance measurement activities.
The purpose is to ensure best-in-class delivery of external services and products in the analytical services category to support all projects and to realize year-
on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements in close collaboration with the customers in the business.
Major Accountabilities :
Accountable for development and implementation of the individual category procurement strategy in alignment with business needs.
Develop proposals for strategic business decisions and provide support of make-versus-buy options (eg. in- / outsourcing of technologies).
Accountable for strategic supplier relationship management for Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, organization and execution of regular Business Review Meetings and drive execution of action items.
Accountable with the BPA for the external budget planning linked to optimal demand management within his / her category.
First-point-of contact for all vendors and internal customers regarding their needs.
Accountable for establishment and maintenance of relationships with global strategic vendors, ensuring continuous improvement, spend / cost transparency and cross-
divisional account management with Tier 1 suppliers.
Proactively support the business in assessing of new innovative / technology-driven vendors through networking, cold-calls, conferences, etc.
Accountable for segmentation of the supplier base and approval of new vendors.
Negotiate and finalize MSA, SFA, MTA and other master agreements.
Accountable for productivity and savings planning as well as ensuring the procurement participation in the annual budgeting planning for the category.
Accountable for compliance with all the applicable policies, procedures, and guidelines in accordance with the applicable law and the NFCM control matrix.
Bachelor’s degree and min 12+ years experience in sourcing and project management in matrix corporate environments. English