Category Partner

Location: Metro Philadelphia Area
Contact:
jd@bandishgroup.com

THE ROLE:

Category Partner | Leading Global Biotechnology Company

DESCRIPTION:

This Category Partner search is being conducted on behalf of our global biotechnology client. This is a unique opportunity to join our client at a time of tremendous growth and acceleration.

This individual will have accountability for a spend category/(ies) across a region or the whole of company (may be single or multiple SET areas). One will lead both demand and supply-side activities and develop long term strategic plans for the entire spend area to ensure that Category Strategies are highly aligned to current and future business needs.

One will also oversee implementation of a category plan to ensure the underpinning process improvement and procurement activities deliver the expected business value in accordance with the strategic plans.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COMPANY AND ROLE:

  • Large Global Biotechnology Company with over 2,200 employees.

  • Fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

  • A company is established, profitable, expanding and financially stable offering career growth.

HIGHLIGHTS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees implementation of category (sub category) plan to ensure that the underpinning process improvement and procurement activities deliver the expected business value in accordance with the strategic plans.

  • Supports Global Category Lead in the development of long-term strategic plans for agreed scope of spend area.

  • Supports the Global Category Lead in strategic relationship management (customer and supplier) - to ensure that Category Strategies are highly aligned to current and future Business need and that the supply base is capable of supporting these strategies.

  • Advises on and drives procurement strategies to make decisions necessary to purchase products and services in congruence with organizational objectives.

  • Leads and drives complex sourcing projects/category team projects across relevant business area.

  • Coordinates the introduction of new and modified products and services with appropriate departments.

DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, advanced degree (such as an MBA, MS, JD) a plus.

  • 5+ years applicable procurement experience.

  • Pharmaceutical Procurement experience plus but not required.

  • Exceptional track record driving procurement's value proposition.

  • Supplier Relationship Management and Development experience.

CONTACT:

Janene Cleary, Director Life Sciences Recruiting
Phone: 267-483-5233 ext. 103
Email: jd@bandishgroup.com

The Bandish Group, LLC
Life Sciences Executive Search
1432 Easton Road, Suite 2B
Warrington, PA 18976
www.bandishgroup.com