Global Category Manager

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For our life-science client based in Basel, Switzerland, we are looking for a:

Global Catergory Manager

The task is to provide high value procurement solutions and category strategies; support third party vendor selection, vendor development and performance measurement activities; ensure best-in-class delivery of external services and products 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.


* Support TRD project teams in the identification, negotiation, evaluation, contracting and management of 3rd parties to support technical development projects in a high-quality, timely and cost-effective manner.

* Support the project leaders and development teams in the selection and management of suppliers and service providers.

* Ensure a category strategy is in place.

* Define and adapt a category strategy in alignment with senior stakeholders in the business.

* Align category strategy along the product lifecycle with the ESO/TechOps category strategies as applicable to the assigned category.

* Manage the relationship with key stakeholders in the business to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction.

* Analyze, identify, evaluate, negotiate, select, contract and develop a supply base which meets the line functions' need for timely and quality supply of goods and services for the assigned category.

* Manage key vendor relationships through appropriate programs (e.g. alliance management, supplier relationship management).

* Develop, align and implement innovative cost savings and productivity initiatives.

* Support TRD Procurement with establishing efficient strategic business processes in line with applicable regulations.

* Identify potential outsourcing and offshoring opportunities for TRD Procurement for repetitive and transactional activities in order to use the strategic procurement resources as efficiently as possible.

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.