Global Category Manager, Pharmaceuticals

Liverpool, Merseyside
Highly competitive pharmaceutical sector package
07 Nov 2017
07 Dec 2017
Job Level
Buyer, Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Formed in 2015, Seqirus is the world’s second largest influenza vaccines company.  A major partner in the prevention and control of influenza globally, we operate state-of-the-art production facilities in the US, UK and Australia.   We have leading R&D capabilities, a broad portfolio of differentiated products and commercial operations in more than 20 countries.

As a result of internal development moves, we are now seeking to appoint a Global Category Manager based at our UK manufacturing facility in Liverpool, one of the biggest biotechnology sites in Europe and a worldwide Centre of Excellence for egg-based influenza vaccine manufacturing.

Global Category Manager

As Global Category Manager, you’ll be responsible for developing and implementing Strategic Sourcing Strategies for indirect and direct goods and/or services within your portfolio of global categories and spends across the entire Seqirus organisation worldwide. 

Accountabilities include:

·       Category strategy development and execution

·       Supplier relationship management – delivering our goal of being Customer of Choice

·       Risk management – assessing risk and leading risk mitigation planning and execution to protect our business

·       Ensuring compliance with Seqirus sourcing policies and standards – fulfilling our commitments to our patients and our regulators

·       Stakeholder management – developing stakeholder maps and building strong relationships, representing your categories both internally and externally  


·       Graduate in Business, Law or a scientific/technical discipline with MCIPS strongly preferred

·       Procurement and category management experience in a similar international context.

·       Global Sourcing experience and able to demonstrate evidence of value creation

·       Project and change management experience with strong leadership, communications and organisational skills

·       Continuous improvement orientated and solutions-focused; creative and able to facilitate others 

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