Senior Category Project Specialist Biomarkers

1st Executive
GBP45000 per annum + bonus and package
27 Sep 2018
27 Oct 2018
Sheila Harris
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Full Time

Senior Category Project Specialist Biomarkers

Our client a leading FTSE Pharmaceutical organisation, who employ 100,000 members of staff Globally, are going through a large transformation project which as a result has opened a number of vacancies in their global Procurement function.

You will be accountable for delivering high value strategic projects, executing assigned procurement projects using project management, stakeholder engagement, and category and supplier management approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

Execute complex category/supplier strategy projects

Apply robust project management by creating and executing against project plans

Establish effective project governance by ensuring a robust project structure with clear roles and responsibilities

Serve as the primary contact for issues relating to the projects managed

Monitor and mitigate risk by monitoring the progress of projects and pro-actively identify and report any projected risks

Resolve issues and project risks on a timely basis and escalate issues and risks where appropriate

Ensure a smooth and efficient handover to the Category teams, regional / site teams for implementation

Manage Project team for specific projects, ensuring completion of agreed deliverables quality of customer service

Person Specification:

Degree preferably in Business or Life Sciences

3+ years procurement or supply chain experience delivering measurable value in strategic sourcing, enterprise cost reduction, and / or operational efficiency projects in R&D Procurement, preferably in Clinical, R&D, or Biomarkers

3+ years of project management experience including risk management

Demonstrated understanding of some R&D within a Pharma or Healthcare organisation

Strong experience in upwards communication and senior stakeholder management skills supported by good interpersonal competencies (communication, influencing)

Proven capability in negotiation, conflict resolution and stakeholder management

Knowledgeable in procurement specific systems and processes for the efficient management of sourcing events and contract negotiations (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction)

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