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EU Regional Head, Clinical Procurement

Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG

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EU Regional Head, Clinical Procurement

Job ID189669BRPosition TitleEU Regional Head, Clinical ProcurementDivisionNBSBusiness UnitPROCUREMENT NBSCountrySwitzerlandWork LocationBaselCompany/Legal EntityNovartis Pharma AGFunctional AreaProcurementJob TypeFull TimeEmployment TypeRegularJob DescriptionAccountable for leading clinical procurement operations for the EU region. Drives the sourcing process by ensuring staff adheres to established policies/guidelines and delivers quality, timely and cost effective contracts and resource solutions. Oversees NGSC (Novartis Global Service Center) output and facilitates capacity and workload planning processes. Provides business partnering support to assigned customer groups to facilitate operational and strategic discussions. Drives process standardization initiatives across the Novartis enterprise.

Major Accountabilities: -
• Ensure operational excellence for assigned region by effectively allocating resources across divisions, ensuring process optimization and providing operational leadership
• Oversee $650 MM clinical spend by ensuring effective and compliant contracting and outsourcing
• Drive cross-divisional process standardization
• Execute contracts within financial authority ensuring all requirements have been met prior to signature
• Function as a leadership escalation point for operational issues in assigned region; Function as primary point of contact for local customer leadership
• Lead global and/or local cross-divisional projects and initiatives
• Lead NGSC capacity planning sessions, monitor performance trends and performance KPIs. Address negative trends with process improvement or training plans as required.
• Ensure implementation of category strategies within scope of contracting activities
• Drive cost savings initiatives and projects to ensure savings target is met
• Perform personnel management ensuring required HR activities are completed according to timelines and standards
• Deputize for Global Head CPM (Clinical Procurement Manager) when required
• Participate in HA inspections and audits, including preparation activities when required
Minimum requirementsMinimum Requirements: -
• Bachelor’s degree, Baccalaureate (Matura), commercial diploma (Handelsdiplom) or equivalent, or relevant experience working in the pharmaceutical industry within a contract management organization.
• Fluent English- oral and written
• Experience in pharmaceutical drug development environment preferred
• Experience working in a global organization desired
• Minimum of 7 years in a contract administration or sourcing role
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Demonstrated ability to achieve savings targets
• Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget
• Demonstrated attention to detail
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong problem solving skills
• Expert negotiation skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills (team player)
• Ability to work independently
• Personnel management experience or potential