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Global Strategic Category Manager - Direct Spend

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Paris, Île-de-France
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 307003/002_1547222342
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 11/01/2019

Job Description:

A leading and multinational Bio-tech organisation are looking for a Global Strategic Category Manager - Direct Spend, to work on an exciting new project based in Paris, France.

We are currently supporting this organisation in their search for an experienced Category Manager professional to work in as a team, forecasting and developing all global strategies activities. You'll have the opportunity to make your name known within the company, working alongside senior management such as the COO; opportunities are here for progression and growth, as you are expected to progress into a Senior Director.

This is one of the fastest moving Bio-tech companies in the world, innovation and expansion is key for this role!

Responsibilities:

  • You will be working at their Global HQ in Paris; working globally with senior management to ensure new suppliers are found for the organisation and developing long lasting relationships.
  • You will be reporting to the VP of Procurement, who will be based at the same site; you will be managing a global spend of $300Million for all Direct areas of spend.
  • There will be around 15-20% of Travel involved, so there will be lots of hands on negotiating and purchasing for this role.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Strong educational background
  • Strong experience working within the Life Sciences industries
  • Proven Strategic purchasing experience
  • 10+ years of Procurement; and ideally a minimum of 4 years in Direct spend
  • Ideally to have worked globally or regionally in the past

What this Job Offers You

  • Opportunity for rapid growth and progression within a fast-growing company.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and international environment across a wide number of functions.
  • Opportunity to work for one of the largest and globally known pharmaceutical organisations.
  • Opportunity to progress into a Senior Director

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