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Sourcing Manager, R&D Biomarkers – Region Europe

Company: Roche
Location: Welwyn
Reference: 201807-113309
Closing Date: 22 Nov 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

As a Sourcing Manager for Research & Development (R&D) pRED Biomarkers, you are part of Global Procurement in the Region Europe organization. You will be providing day-to-day procurement sourcing activities and business-led buying activities ensuring maximum possible Global Procurement impact. ...


As a Sourcing Manager for Research & Development (R&D) pRED Biomarkers, you are part of Global Procurement in the Region Europe organization. You will be providing day-to-day procurement sourcing activities and business-led buying activities ensuring maximum possible Global Procurement impact.

Global Procurement (GP) is the main function that delivers value to Roche by using market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods and services and the management of Roche’s third-party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, GP helps bring innovative tests and medicines to patients.

You will support the Region Europe Procurement team, which is responsible for translating business requirements into Procurement activities and provides employees – from facilities managers, to brand teams, to research scientists – with all day-to-day procurement services. Our team represents Global Procurement to our regional partners and is a key point of contact for employees to support their requirements for goods and services to sustain our business and operations. As a key link between partners and the wider procurement organization, we ensure regional input and needs are considered as Global Procurement dedicatedly develops strategies and solutions for our partners’ current and future needs.

As the Sourcing Manager for R&D Biomarkers, you will report to the Sr. Sourcing Manager R&D Biomarkers, Region Europe, and be a member of the regional sourcing team. You are responsible for ensuring all operational R&D Biomarkers sourcing requests are executed in line with the category buying guides and content, and in compliance with relevant policies, standards, guidelines, and operating procedures, including preferred supplier arrangements and contracts. The Sourcing Manager works with Procurement and Business partners to understand requirements and execute the relevant sourcing process by applying appropriate methodologies and tools.

You have a deep knowledge of eSourcing tools and the overall sourcing process and methodology, such as documenting requirements, conducting analysis and negotiations, and communicating with partners and suppliers. The role has a deep understanding of internal R&D Biomarkers partner functions and spend characteristics, and effectively translates business needs into sourcing requirements.

Expertly and effectively executing the operational sourcing process end-to-end, the Sourcing Manager for R&D Biomarkers ensures that end-user demand and expectations are satisfied. In addition to providing high levels of internal customer service, the role also contributes to overall savings opportunity identification and delivery.

Your responsibilities:Core Accountabilities
  • ​Perform operational sourcing activities by executing operational sourcing requests within the region or large site ensuring a focus on efficiency and the quality of customer service.
  • Understand end-user requirements and use the applicable category buying guides and sourcing knowledge to resolve the best method for driving value in meeting the requirement.
  • Support the creation and review of relevant purchasing documents and communicate the status, progress, and outcomes of sourcing activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining strong information flows back to the global Category team for opportunities to aggregate demand and generate additional use.
  • Application of the sourcing process (RfIs, RfQs, RfPs) for the delivery of operational sourcing activity, including the application of eSourcing tools. Support the implementation of new processes, policies, and technologies.

You will collaborate with the requisition to pay (R2P) Procurement team to ensure the delivering of the requisitioning component in the procurement process. This includes the execute of brought up sourcing requests from site-based Procurement. In this position, you will provide a support role for site-based or regional Procurement and ensure the delivering of Procurement operational targets and metrics on customer service. Track and monitor these metrics where required.

Your Qualifications:
  • University degree, with a business-related degree, preferred.
  • Business level fluency in English as well as primary business language of the site. Competence or fluency in other sub-region languages is strongly encouraged.
  • Extensive operational procurement experience with experience in basic contracting, eSourcing and spot buying.
  • Experience or proven understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs.
  • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction).

We are looking for someone with good interpersonal skills and confirmed understanding of translating business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind.

You own a professional purchasing (e.g. CIPS, ISM) or Finance related licenses or certifications and have experience with enterprise systems and procure-to-pay tools and eSourcing tools.

This Position will be posted until 26th August

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Procurement, Procurement > General Procurement

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Contact Information:

Address:  UK Head Office
P.O. Box 8, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Tel:  +44 1707 36 6000
Fax:  +44 1707 33 8297
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