Sep 19, 2023

Job Description

2023 will see Sandoz become a standalone organization! As a global market leader in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, Sandoz is stepping forward from a position of strength! Those joining Sandoz in the coming months will help shape the future of the company, it’s growth, innovation, culture and how Sandoz impacts the lives of millions. These will be careers with genuine impact! This is one such role!

Together we will shape the future of Sandoz… are you ready to make a difference?

As Global Senior Procurement Category Manager for API you will be responsible for planning and leading all strategic aspects within the API category on a global level and developing proposals for strategic business decisions. You 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. You will ensure best-in-class delivery of external services and products in the specific category to support projects and to realize year-on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and process improvements in close collaboration with the stakeholders in the business. You are also responsible for management and development of associates.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Planning, organizing, and managing projects considering priorities, resources, budgets, issues and constraints to achieve desired results; defining clear project scope and objectives; utilizing software and tools to plan, track and report status.
• Mapping the value chain, analyzing it and deriving potential scenarios. Includes the understanding and application of total cost of ownership and should cost modelling.
• Participating in and / or leading financial discussions. Applying financial knowledge to participate actively, e.g., in budgeting process, including tax aspects in sourcing strategies and structuring sophisticated deals with ecosystem partners.
• Compliance & risk management: supporting reports to determine appropriate compliance level. Monitoring end-to-end compliance (budget, payment, vendor PO, contract invoice, buying channel, etc.) and deriving corrective actions to improve compliance. Applying risk management processes including identifying and evaluating risks and defining and executing a risk mitigation plan.
• Managing data analysis and reporting, e.g., analyzing spend, demand, supply markets and competitors. Extracting, cleansing and consolidating information to fact-based insights for further usage e.g., in category strategies.
• Responsible to ensure the right balance between business needs and Sandoz strategy.
• Accountable to work with stakeholders to identify the most cost-effective ways to deliver business objectives. Achieving results by proactively building long-term, sustainable and effective relationships, understanding the stakeholder landscape and demonstrating political astuteness across business structures and networks.
• Provision of strategies, approaches, and methods to allow for execution of the Source-to-Contract process: Preparing and conducting fact-based negotiations. Providing a broad portfolio of negotiation strategies to achieve results that support business and Procurement objectives. Proactive assessment of new ways of working, involving innovative scientific & technical solutions by identifying and onboarding the right suppliers.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:
• University/Advanced degree is required. Master’s Degree/other advanced degree is preferred.
• Excellent spoken and written English. Other foreign languages preferred.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in Procurement or other related experience within the pharmaceutical industry.


You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Flexible working schedule, tailored to your needs, possibility to work from home, Pension scheme, Employee Recognition Scheme, Expanded program for the promotion of health in the field of physical, mental and social well-being (Energized for Life), employment at Top SI Employer, Unlimited learning and development opportunities.

Possible job locations: Slovenia (Ljubljana), Spain (Barcelona), Czech Republic (Prague)

We offer permanent contract. You are kindly invited to submit your application in English language, including CV, by 3.10.2023.

Why Sandoz?
Almost 500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2022 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history giving us the freedom to invest in our future so we can continue to help millions of people access affordable high-quality medicines. Together we will shape the future of Sandoz, building an organization from the ground up and in return, experience an ambitious environment with impactful, flexible-hybrid careers, where diversity is welcomed and where personal growth is encouraged!

The future is ours to shape!

Accessibility and accommodation
Novartis group is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Global Functions STO
Czech Republic
Full Time
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Gl. Senior Procurement Categ. Manager – API (d/f/m)

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