Acting globally. Working cross functionally. Making strategic decisions that give new impetus to the company. As (Senior) Category Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim you’ll be on a versatile mission.
Eager to make a difference? This is your chance : welcome to our team!
Tasks & responsibilities
Strategic strength, persuasiveness and assertiveness : You’ll be well prepared to develop and implement sourcing strategies for your global categories that will set new standards with regards to speed to market, long term sustainable sourcing decision, competitive sourcing and productivity.
Striving to make innovation happen you’ll keep a close eye on supply markets, search and find new partners, service providers and solutions for your categories, assess risks and develop new channels.
You’ll lead cross-functional teams that implement innovative processes which result in external cost reduction.
Furthermore, you’ll identify new suppliers, assess existing and prospective ones and build close relationships to current and new business partners.
As first point of contact for escalation you’ll liaise closely with internal business partners such as our local purchasers : you’ll assist them in defining objectives and strategies and their day to day business and keep them up-to-date on all relevant information.
As Senior Category Manager :
You also contribute your knowledge and new ideas to cross category projects and lead them to success.
Degree in business administration and / or pharmacy and / or chemistry
Several years experience supplying services on a global basis for a pharmaceutical company, ideally in global category management
Specific market intelligence and sourcing experience in the respective category area required
Knowledge of demand management, market and supplier analysis, compliance, due diligence, risk management, innovation, supplier management and key performance indicators such as total operating costs, savings, net present value
Open-minded, motivated, persuasive and perseverant personality with outstanding internal and external relationship management skills and willingness to take on responsibility
Fluency in English oral and written; German language skills are a plus
As Senior Category Manager :
You additionally have a proven track record of several years working with GxP, combined with knowledge of category strategies and stakeholder management
Flex-time and working remotely
Healthy and well-balanced food in the canteens and for take away
Gym and variety of company sports groups
Health center with occupational medicine
Who we are
At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal : to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals.
As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture.
Learning and development for all employees is key, because your growth is our growth.