Global Category Manager, Pharmaceuticals

Location
Liverpool, Merseyside
Salary
Highly competitive pharmaceutical sector package
Posted
07 Nov 2017
Closes
07 Dec 2017
Ref
R-055264
Job Level
Buyer, Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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  

Profile:

·       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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