Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Suzhou


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.
Job purpose
The [Global/Regional] Category Manager is accountable for developing strategies and leading initiatives for a spend category or a group of sub-categories within a Category for Diagnostics Direct Procurement on either a global or regional basis. As a member of the Category Management team the role is responsible for proactively identifying opportunities, engaging, and partnering with senior Business stakeholders and regional Procurement, and managing Category / Sub-Category suppliers (where a dedicated Supplier Manager is not assigned) to deliver the overall Category performance and savings targets.
The [Global/Regional] Category Manager is accountable for the effective management of the category / sub-categories using the Roche category management approach, including the development, implementation, and maintenance of a formalized Category Strategy, guidance documents, and the overall delivery of high value savings targets. The role is accountable to lead commercial and contractual negotiations with suppliers in their respective category of responsibility. For those suppliers not under the direct purview of the [Global/Regional] Category Manager, the individual is responsible to ensure negotiations and contract management approaches are aligned with overall Category Strategy.  The role ensures input and ope-rationalization of the Category Strategy by engaging with the Category Management team, local and regional Procurement, and Business stakeholders to develop and validate the Category Strategy and pipeline of initiatives. The role also provides category / sub-category specific input to the development of category guidance to translate the Category Strategy and initiative outcomes into clear, practical guidance / content for Procurement colleagues and Business users. The [Global/Regional] Category Manager is also responsible for building and maintaining Business Partner relationships with senior Business stakeholders and acts as a key point of contact for category / sub-category activities.
As part of the Category Management team the [Global/Regional] Category Manager has deep category / sub-category subject matter knowledge and expertise in Roche’s category and supplier management approach, and works to ensure this knowledge is shared and embedded to drive performance. The role has deep expertise in supporting the realization of Procurement targets, including delivery of high value sourcing, demand management, process re-engineering, and supplier performance and innovation activities. The role uses strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills to ensure stakeholder alignment and support to deliver the implementation of Category Strategies and initiatives. The [Global/Regional] Category Manager works to establish effective working relationships with local and regional Procurement to ensure alignment and the full realization of the benefits of the Category Strategy.
Through the rigorous application of procurement techniques, and partnering with local and regional Procurement as well as senior Business stakeholders, the [Global/Regional] Category Manager delivers significant Business value and Procurement impact.
Define Category Strategy and Annual Pipeline - Collate supplier, market, category and

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.

Companies in this sector