Category Manager, R&D

Lieu: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Fonction: Procurement

Niveau de Séniorité: Manager

Votre profil

Vifor Pharma, a world leading Nephrology, Iron Deficiency and Cardio-Renal pharmaceutical company, is experiencing rapid growth due to pipeline realization and optimization.

At this time, we are looking for a R&D Category Manager to join our Procurement team at our Headquarter in Glattbrugg near Zurich. In this exciting position, you will be reporting to R&D Category Lead, the incumbent will be responsible for effective management of components related to category management in Pharma Life Sciences based environment.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Business strategy
  • Create and implement Category Strategies linking with Procurement Policy and company VSMO*
  • Lead the role of Procurement in R&D sourcing, applying innovation and proactive approach
  • Manage RfX processes and lead contracts execution
  • Generate tangible value through delivering cost savings to R&D business units
Life Science Expertise
  • Apply LS industry-based experience, knowledge and expertise to support Business Partners, evaluate their strategic business options, improve management and control, and identify cost saving initiatives
  • Act as a recognized expert working in GxP environment in Pharma for Procurement interactions 
Value Capture
  • Identify proactively strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Accountable for excellence in delivery from Sourcing to content creation, delivering seamless end-to-end customer experience
  • Focus on to drive value by committing to outcomes aligned with business priorities, visibility of needs of Business
  • Support efforts to add value via R&D Market intelligence 
Value Sustainment
  • Accountable for the relationship between the Business and Global Procurement, ensuring value creation and tailored business outcomes
  • Customer focused thinking and execution with clear relationship ownership and accountabilities
  • Accountable for solutions, insights and expertise that deliver best value/ performance for our customers and Global Procurement become market experts.
  • Collaborate to elaborate Vendor Relationship Management platforms
Project Management
  • Successfully leads cross-functional R&D category projects
  • Degree in Procurement, Finance, or Life Sciences
  • Further relevant education would count as a plus
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Global or regional Category Management / Recognized level of Third Party sourcing, contracting and life-cycle management
  • Firm understanding of drug discovery, clinical and medical development and commercialization process
  • Strong track record of building effective working relationships and successfully influencing at all levels across the organization to achieve business goals
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English
  • Experience of working in a cross functional, multi discipline & cultural environment
  • Excellent user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Key Measures of Success 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude
  • Strategic thinker, planner, and implementer with a proven track record practicing sound and timely judgment
  • Self-driven, with high energy and ability to work under stress and set priorities according to needs
  • Proactive approach in identifying service needs, facilitating flow of information and supporting processes, and maintaining a customer and service-oriented approach to all activities.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize and to manage complex issues and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • You are self-motivated and ready to step into action when required. You have an open and communicative personality, which fits well with your ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. 
  • High level of client orientation and passion for close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders. 
*Vision, strategy, mission, objectives

A propos de nous

Le groupe Vifor Pharma est une entreprise pharmaceutique internationale spécialisée. Son ambition est de devenir le leader mondial dans les domaines de la carence en fer, de la néphrologie et des traitements cardio-rénaux. L’entreprise est le partenaire de choix pour les médicaments et les solutions innovantes axées sur le patient. Le groupe Vifor Pharma aspire à aider les patients du monde entier atteints de maladies graves et chroniques à mener une vie meilleure et plus saine. La société développe, fabrique et commercialise des produits pharmaceutiques offrant des soins de précision aux patients. Le groupe Vifor Pharma occupe une position de premier plan dans toutes ses activités clés. Il se compose des entreprises suivantes: Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (sa société commune avec Fresenius Medical Care); et OM Pharma.

Le groupe Vifor Pharma a son siège en Suisse et est coté à la Bourse suisse (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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