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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Global Category Manager Lab Services (Associate Director) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

313904BR Job ID: 313904BR Job Description: 26,000+ associates from 100 different countries are working hard to build an inspired, curious and unbossed culture in which everyone is enabled to be their best. The Global Category Manager for lab services plans and leads all strategic aspects within his/her category on a global level and develops proposals for strategic business decisions. This Associate Director level position will provide high value procurement solutions to the business and category strategies; support third party vendor selection, vendor development, technology management and performance measurement activities. Moreover, you will ensure best-in-class delivery of external services in the relevant category to support technical R&D projects and to realize year-on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements in close collaboration with the customers in the business. Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Accountable for development and implementation of the individual category procurement strategy in alignment with business needs. Responsible for development and execution of robust category strategies that meet the needs of multiple cross-divisional stakeholders as well as drive exceptional value for Novartis. Globalize and consolidate business needs, pull multiple entities operating similar services, to standardize and scale up the activities. Develop proposals for strategic business decisions and provide support of make-versus-buy options (e.g. in-/outsourcing of technologies). Represent Procurement as a strategic business partner Ensure alignment and harmonization of operating model to develop and drive one global policy for services. Institute global governance and global review across the regions to monitor category performance Ensure global and consistent Geographical Support Model Primary Novartis point of contact for strategic suppliers in US; in charge of implementing the governance for the US region and driving an enhanced collaboration across supplier and stakeholders, organize the quarterly business review Develop a set of global and harmonized key indicators across the business units to drive and enhance category performance Position Title: Global Category Manager Lab Services (Associate Director) Minimum requirements: What you’ll bring to the role: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s degree preferred 10+ years of experience in Strategic Supplier Management, knowledge of Lab Supplies Procurement preferred Experience in the pharmaceutical or similar industry strongly preferred Successful project execution by providing all external solutions in time / at the required quality / within budget as verified by the business. Successful and measurable execution on efficiency programs Measurable and continuous process improvement & compliance assurance Why consider Novartis? 799 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. 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. Imagine what you could do at Novartis! Job Type: Full Time Country: USA Work Location: Cambridge, MA Functional Area: Procurement Division: NBS Business Unit: PROCUREMENT NBS Employment Type: Regular Company/Legal Entity: Novartis Corporation EEO Statement: The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential. Shift Work: No