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Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited

Global Category Manager

Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited

  • Cork
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 20/12/2012
  • HR
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Applications are invited for the position of Global Category Manager (GCM).


Applications are invited for the position of Global Category Manager (GCM).

The Global Category Manager plans and leads global category initiatives for a clearly defined sub-category or group of sub-categories. The GCM develops the sub-category strategy as part of the wider Category Strategy, leads proactive sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management, as well as managing sub-category specific supplier performance and innovation activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the delivery of sub-category savings targets .
  • Responsible for best practice sharing across manufacturing sites to improve productivity performance
  • Responsible for providing sub-category input and validation to the Global Category
  • Responsible for the communication of distribution of any sub-category specific strategies to the relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for the development and execution of projects based to feed into the Annual Category Plan
  • Responsible for leading proactive sourcing for the sub-category

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required at a minimum in Business Administration, Finance, Law or a Scientific or Technical field.

Master's degree preferred.

Strong preference for CIPS or similar professional qualification.

Experience required:

  • 5 or more years Technical / Purchasing experience.
  • Technical / Operational experience in API manufacturing plant an advantage.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in commercial negotiations and contracts.
  • Strong communication and people skills


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