An international leading pharma company is looking for a Senior Category Manager to join their team. Great opportunity managing all sourcing activities and contract manufacturing relationships, working with new and innovative products.
Work collaboratively with Key Stakeholders, including internal manufacturing sites, to create, implement, lead, and maintain sourcing strategies to support business strategy.
Lead supplier qualification, RFI / RFP processes, supplier selection, contract development, implementation and ongoing supply base management process.
Manage Global External Supply CMO contracts & manage other categories as assigned.
Develop negotiation strategies to close deals with optimal terms.
Develop a deep understanding of the device manufacturing category and the supplier marketplace, including engineering support services.
Develop strong support relationships with functional stakeholders and key GES operations personnel.
Provide external industry benchmarking as well as cost and scenario analysis reporting to better assess strategy and solutions within device manufacturing procurement.
Identify and display sourcing best practices in device manufacturing procurement.
Train and mentor plant personnel in corporate sourcing policy and procedures.
Lead supplier contract management process for all suppliers in the category.
Identify alternative sourcing strategies to mitigate supply chain risk and drive component and process cost reductions.
Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Procurement, Engineering or related field
Experience in Medical Device is essential.
Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience in leading strategic sourcing teams & activities required.
Experience in ERP procurement systems (JDE, BCPS, SAP) and experience with Procurement Systems Technology (COUPA).
Experience of procuring from CMO’s
Excellent analytical, organizational & Project Management skills
Some travel to CMOs and other sites may be required
Excellent salary and package on offer
Alternatively, for more details call Tim Clifford on 016146095.