- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
Category Project Specialist (Instruments & Software)
Roche Diagnostics is the no 1 In Vitro Diagnostics player globally. An important part of our success in transforming patient’s lives sits with our Global Operations function. And our Direct Procurement department plays a central role in making sure we can achieve that.
The Direct Procurement department has over a decade of experience and today we are looking to enter the next level of maturity. The steps we are taking will organically transform the department to ultimately become a specialist organization. Our vision is to be procurement entrepreneurs, with an ability to design and orchestrate innovative, agile and sustainable supplier network. And our talent will be in the driving seat.
Join our transformation journey! You can become the strategic sparring partner to our Global Operations and R&D stakeholders with regards to procurement decisions very early on in the process. Help us create a long term strategy to become a key enabler for Roche Diagnostics to grow profitably and to secure and extend its market leadership. What we have to offer is an exercise in organizational evolution, an open path to a truly global career and the chance to successfully lead through influence.
What will you do:
As you enter a mature organization, with a new vision for the future, you are accountable for delivering or supporting components of strategic projects according to the Instruments Category Strategy and annual pipeline of initiatives. You execute assigned projects using project management, stakeholder engagement, and Roche’s category and supplier management approaches.
You execute strategic projects or components of projects as assigned by Instruments Category Management teams to deliver in line with agreed targets
You apply a robust project management and work in cooperation with project leads to ensure the correct balance of resources are utilized to deliver projects
You establish effective project governance and ensure a robust project governance structure with clear roles and responsibilities
You monitor and mitigate risk and resolve issues and project risks on a timely basis and escalate issues and risks where appropriate
What you bring:
University degree - with Business or Life Sciences degree preferable
2+ years procurement or supply chain experience in strategic sourcing, enterprise cost reduction, and / or operational efficiency projects
Deep understanding of some of the major direct spend categories and potential cost levers or market fundamentals
2+ years of project management experience including risk management, project reporting, and delivering quantitative and qualitative results in complex environments
Strong experience in upwards communication and stakeholder management skills supported by good interpersonal competencies (communication, influencing)
Proven capability in negotiation and conflict resolution
Good Knowhow in MS Project and other business systems as well as procurement specific systems and processes for the efficient management of sourcing events and contract negotiations (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction)
Business level fluency in English
About the company
Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.