Procurement Category Manager R&D - Zurich

Ort: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Funktion: Procurement

Firma: Vifor Pharma

Lucie Kulhanek

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

+41 58 851 83 68

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For Global Procurement, we are looking for a Category Manager with focus on R&D and sub-categories. The main goal for this position is to, in collaboration with the global R&D organization, assess spend, plan sourcing activities and implement procurement innovation across the group. The person we are looking for is a passionate procurement professional, with a genuine R&D understanding in order to collaborate with the R&D organization in the optimal way. The position reports into the Head of Global Procurement and will be part of the procurement leadership team.

Your key responsibilities will be:
  • Developing category strategies in close collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Coordinating multi-unit, cross-functional global projects and supporting of local, regional and global implantations
  • Leading and managing competitive bids, contract negotiations and contracting
  • Manage suppliers within the R&D category, through a standardized Supplier Relationship Management process.
  • Identification and implementation of savings opportunities by applying best practices
  • Bring procurement innovation into processes and supplier Management

For this role we are looking for the following profile:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in business, economics or R&D related fields and minimum 3 years’ experience within procurement, consulting, key account management or research & development
  • Experience in negotiation & contracting, dealing with R&D business stakeholders and suppliers in a procurement environment would be considered an advantage
  • Strong project management skills, able to deal with complex initiatives and to lead through persuasion with all levels of the company as well as across different cultures
  • Excellent verbal written communication skills in English, any additional language is a plus
  • Solid financial acumen and strong analytical skills, SAP knowledge and experience is a plus
  • Open for international business travel as per business needs (approx. 10%)
We offer the successful candidate a challenging position in a strong and world leading pharma company in which you will find and environment with room to maneuver. As we are in the process of establishing Global Procurement team, the candidate will be able to influence the final role setup to a large extent.

Über uns

Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe – die frühere Galenica Gruppe – ist ein globales Spezialitäten-Pharmaunternehmen, das eigene Pharmaprodukte erforscht, entwickelt, herstellt und vertreibt und ein bevorzugter Partner für innovative patientenorientierte Lösungen ist. Das Unternehmen hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, ein globaler Marktführer in den Bereichen Eisenmangel, Nephrologie und kardiorenale Therapien zu sein und weltweit Patienten mit schweren und chronischen Erkrankungen zu einem besseren Leben in Gesundheit zu verhelfen. Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe verfügt über Produktionsstätten in der Schweiz und in Portugal sowie über ein dynamisches Netzwerk von Vertriebsgesellschaften und Partnern zur weltweiten Marktabdeckung. Das Unternehmen treibt die Expansion seiner weltweiten Präsenz laufend voran, bleibt dabei aber in seinem schweizerischen Heimmarkt fest verwurzelt.

Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe besteht aus Vifor Pharma, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, ihrem gemeinsamen Unternehmen mit Fresenius Medical Care, Relypsa und OM Pharma.

Für mehr Informationen gehen Sie bitte auf: http://www.viforpharma.com/de/über-vifor-pharma/wer-wir-sind

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