1+ months

Sr Category Manager - Data Insights & Analytics

South San Francisco, CA

As the Senior Global Category Manager for Data Analytics & Insights, you are part of the Global Procurement organization and will report directly to the Global Category Leader, Sales & Marketing. You will be a part of the Professional Services Category & Supplier Management team focusing on Marketing & Sales business intelligence and data analytical services deliverables across Pharma and Diagnostics. The position location is flexible. 

Global Procurement is a key function that delivers value to Roche by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods and services and the management of Rocheâs third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, Global Procurement helps bring innovative tests and medicines to patients.

The Senior Global Category Manager for Data Analytics & Insights is accountable for developing strategies and leading initiatives for this complex category on a cross-divisional, global basis. As a member of the Professional Services Category and Supplier Management team, the role is responsible for proactively identifying opportunities, engaging, and partnering with senior Business stakeholders and regional Procurement, and managing Category / Sub-Category suppliers (where a dedicated Supplier Manager is not assigned) to deliver the overall Category performance and savings targets.

The Senior Global Category Manager for Data Analytics & Insights is accountable for the effective management of the category using the Roche category management approach, including the development, implementation, and maintenance of a formalized Category Strategy, category buying guides / content, and the overall delivery of high value savings targets. The role ensures input and operationalization of the Category Strategy by engaging with the Category and Suppler Management team, local and regional Procurement, and Business stakeholders to develop and validate the Category Strategy and pipeline of initiatives. The role also provides category and sub-category specific input to the development of category buying guides and content to translate the Category Strategy and initiative outcomes into clear, practical guidance / content for Procurement colleagues and Business users. The Senior Global Category Manager for Data Analytics & Insights is also responsible for building and maintaining Business Partner relationships with senior Business stakeholders and acts as a key point of contact for category and sub-category activities.

As part of the Professional Services Category and Supplier Management team, the Senior Global Category Manager for Data Analytics & Insights has deep category subject matter knowledge and expertise in Rocheâs category and supplier management approach, and works to ensure this knowledge is shared and embedded to drive performance. The role has deep expertise in supporting the realization of Procurement targets, including delivery of high value sourcing, demand management, process re-engineering, and supplier performance and innovation activities. The role uses strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills to ensure stakeholder alignment and support to deliver the implementation of Category Strategies and initiatives. The Senior Global Category Manager for Data Analytics & Insights works to establish effective working relationships with local and regional Procurement to ensure alignment and the full realization of the benefits of the Category Strategy.

Through the rigorous application of procurement techniques, and partnering with local and regional Procurement as well as senior Business stakeholders, the Senior Global Category Manager for Data Analytics & Insights delivers significant Business value and Procurement impact.

Your responsibilities:

1. Develop People

  • Manage and mentor the performance and talent development of all direct functional reports and provide feedback to others contributing to the Analytics & Insights teamâs deliverables and performance.
  • Coach Procurement staff (and project related resources as appropriate) and provide opportunities for professional development and contribute to feedback for project related resources.

2. Core Accountabilities

  • Define Category Strategy and Annual Pipeline by collating supplier, market, category and internal data and Business requirements and information, to formulate and validate the Category Strategy and develop a pipeline of proactive initiatives based on the Category Strategy, local requirements, and stakeholder planning activities and priorities.
  • Work with the required functions especially local and regional Procurement to gather their input, endorsement, and / validation for the covered category / sub-category area.
  • Identify and execute strategic Category initiatives by managing the collection and aggregation of opportunities and data, and the overall target setting process to develop a pipeline of agreed strategic initiatives, which addresses top-down targets and gaps, and has the potential to meet or exceed targets.
  • Manage or support Procurement Managers in the execution and deployment of projects in compliance with relevant policies, standards, guidelines, and operating procedures.
  • Develop category buying guides / content by developing and maintaining the category buying guides and content to translate the Category Strategy and outcomes of category initiatives into clear, practical guidance and executable content for Procurement colleagues and Business uses.
  • Ensure delivery of Procurement Balanced Scorecard (BSC) input and accurate reporting of measures and targets for the data analytics and insights category (e.g. operational metrics, savings). Ensure spend data accuracy through ongoing data validation, escalation, and remediation activities in accordance with the data governance process. Liaise with the regional operational sourcing hubs, Shared Service Centers and the Business to ensure the generation of monthly metrics reports, including spend and savings accuracy.
  • Represent the Global Category Leader (GCL), if and when required, in planning, stakeholder management, people and project management activities.
  • Conduct extensive and thorough risk and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reviews and incorporate risk and CSR strategies into Category Strategies and planning activities.
  • Identify key suppliers, monitor value creation targets, report supplier performance against those targets and lead regular Business supported reviews. Implement development and innovation programs with key suppliers, and identify and manage supplier risks.
  • Develop strong relationships in Procurement, with key Business stakeholders and other functions such as Finance, HR, and Legal to ensure appropriate inputs to category strategies and plans. Be a point of contact for queries from senior functional stakeholders.
  • Develop strong relationships with senior Business stakeholders. Ensure involvement and engagement in functional decision making by offering Procurementâs point of view and / or alternative solutions to Business priorities and challenges. Establish an environment where Procurement can challenge demand and specifications to maximize value from third-party spend.
  • Follow the defined process to ensure contracts developed are compliant and effectively implemented at a global, regional and local level (as needed) including both terms and conditions and sign off procedures.
  • Encourage and support process and technology adoption across the global Category teams to improve overall Procurement efficiency, performance, and compliance.

Your Qualifications:

  • University degree, with Business or Life Sciences degree preferable.
  • 7+ years in-depth strategic and operational procurement experience with extensive knowledge of category management and advanced strategic sourcing.
  • 7+ years overall business experience, including working within a regulated industry for regulated categories with familiarity of relevant legal risks and issues.
  • Business level fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing global cross-functional project teams.
  • Proven capability in negotiation, conflict resolution and stakeholder management.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills with an ability to lead and manage teams effectively in a truly global, fluid, interactive environment.
  • Change management and process improvement skills with direct experience in delivering complex business process / organizational change.
  • Experience in the application of Strategic Relationship Management principles.
  • Expert proficiency in Procurement specific systems and processes for efficient management of sourcing events and contract negotiations (e.g. e-sourcing, e-auction).
  • Life Sciences industry or Management Consulting experience is desired.
  • Documented international strategic sourcing experience is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability in organizing, analyzing and reporting complex financial data with solid grounding in basic procurement and financial processes and systems is desired.
  • Experience with enterprise systems and procurement / procure-to-pay tools, along with Professional purchasing (e.g. CIPS), Project management, or Finance related licenses is desired.

This is a global role and the location is flexible if justified. If you are interested in this role and are not currently based at one of the preferred locations listed, please reach out to the recruiter for more information.

Posted: 2018-12-07 Expires: 2019-03-09

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