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Sourcing Manager, R&D Lab Equipment Maintenance – Region Europe

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Company: Roche
Contract: PERM
Location: Basel-City - Basel, Switzerland

At Roche, we believe every employee makes a difference. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are fearless in both decision and action, we believe that good business means a better world.

As the Sourcing Manager for Research & Development (R&D) Lab & Equipment, 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 a key 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.

The Region Europe Procurement team 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 actively develops strategies and solutions for our partners’ current and future needs.

As the Sourcing Manager for R&D Lab & Equipment, Region Europe, you are a member of the regional sourcing team. You are responsible for ensuring all operational R&D Lab & Equipment 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 strong understanding of internal R&D Lab & Equipment partner functions and spend characteristics, and effectively translates business needs into sourcing requirements.

By efficiently and effectively executing the operational sourcing process end-to-end, the Sourcing Manager for R&D Lab & Equipment 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 main responsibilities include:

  • Performing 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
  • Understanding end user requirements and use the applicable category buying guides and sourcing knowledge to determine the best method for driving value in meeting the requirement and supporting the creation and review of relevant purchasing documents and communicating the status, progress, and outcomes of sourcing activities
  • Being 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 and supporting the implementation of new processes, policies, and technologies
  • Collaborating with the requisition to pay (R2P) Procurement team to ensure that the requisitioning component of the procurement process is delivered and executing escalated sourcing requests from site-based Procurement and providing a support role for site-based or regional Procurement as required
  • Ensuring that Procurement operational targets and metrics on customer service are delivered as well as tracking and monitoring these metrics where required

We are looking for someone with a scientific related degree preferable completed by business experience. You bring 3+ years operational procurement experience with experience in basic contracting, eSourcing and spot buying. Furthermore, you have experiences or demonstrated understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs.

You will bring the following skills and experience:

  • Good communication skills and demonstrated understanding of translating business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind
  • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools (e.g. eSourcing, eAuction)
  • Experiences with enterprise systems and procure to-pay tools and eSourcing tools is desired
  • Professional purchasing (e.g. CIPS, ISM) or Finance related licenses or certifications is desired
  • Business level fluency in English as well as primary business language of the site. Competence or fluency in German language is strongly encouraged

If you still have questions then please check our FAQs and videos on careers.roche.ch/faq

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


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