The Category Buyer provides a cross-divisional category support to Global Category Managers IT, acts as business partner to local and regional Procurement and to selected business stakeholders.
He / she supports the respective category managers with their daily tasks by running sourcing projects / initiatives, performing end-
to-end contract management activities, development and execution of lT spend and supplier management strategies. He / she provides analytics and prepares ad-
hoc reports for the category team. He / she contributes to delivery of measurable value for Novartis, through alignment of business requirements, sourcing expertise, contract management, supplier market intelligence, financial productivity and mitigation of risk.
Performs IT tactical buying activities incl. negotiation
Performs end-to-end contract management activities
Supports Global Category Managers in day-to-day spend, projects and vendor management activities,
Supports development and execution of projects based on the Category Strategy and business activities to feed into the annual category planning
Supports stakeholders in matters management by providing analytics and tracking matter specific metrics,
Collects supplier, market, category and internal business data and information or the sub-category
Performs complex matter and vendor level spend analysis,
Prepares ad-hoc reports for customers and the category team
Contributes to cost-effectiveness of commercial deals, risk management of supply base and ensuring that company standards are appropriately applied.
Contributes to global cross sector / divisional Category Management projects.
Bachelor’s degree required at a minimum, Master’s degree preferred, in fields such as business administration, finance, law or a scientific or technical fields.
CIPS or similar qualification desirabl Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, German would be a plus
Min 5 to 7 years’ experience of working in a global or local procurement environment in an equivalent position / good understanding of operations and business culture of multinational company, cross-
cultural working international experience
Experience with sourcing and contracting
Experience in supporting clients directly
Analytical skills, expereince with data analytics, collecting and intrepreting data to derive meaning, identify patterns, etc.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint)
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Strong sense for independence and self-drive.
Curious mind and high motivation to learn
Familiarity and knowledge of the IT area required