CMO Category Leader
Baar, Canton of Zug, Switzerland
vor 6 Tg.
Job Description

Director, Global Contract Manufacturing Category Leadership

  • Member of Supply Chain category leadership team accountable for $350M in spend for Global Contract Manufacturing Category covering the following sub categories:
    • API
    • Contract Packaging
    • Drug Product Manufacturing
    • Drug Product Development
    • Drug Substance Development
    • Gene Therapy
  • Provide leadership on the global Contract Manufacturing category and ensure Procurement leadership understands priorities and needs for category under responsibility. Make recommendations to leadership from a customer standpoint, by aggregating the voice of the internal customer
  • Ensures resourcing and bandwidth to meet the business needs
  • Identifies and leads CI initiatives in partnership with stakeholders
  • This role reports to the Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Categories and has 5 direct reports.

Category Management:

  • Lead the global Contract Manufacturing category and sub category leaders to develop and implement sub category strategies for API, Contract Packaging, Drug Product Manufacturing, Drug Product Development, Drug Substance Development, Gene Therapy
  • Responsible for performance managing and continually improving Contract Manufacturing category strategy
  • Support globalization of processes to drive efficiency, leverage, and savings in partnership with International Procurement Lead
  • Leads cross-functional teams using spend data analytics, market research, benchmarks, and cost modeling to identify and leverage high value opportunities that deliver innovative and sustainable value, operational efficiencies and risk mitigation to the business
  • Partners with senior stakeholders to build relationships that facilitate realization of business value and savings
  • Continually monitors the market to understand leading practices and changes in market conditions


  • Develops and implements sourcing, negotiating and contracting strategies to achieve category goals
  • Develops and improves strategy for catalogs, buying channels, and sourcing playbook development
  • Ensures efficiency of events through appropriate use of buying channels, catalogs, and RFx events and champions ongoing continuous improvement
  • Ensures category analysts and procurement operations are aligned to category strategy/plan to maximum value

Supplier Management:

  • Responsible for supplier management activities include issue resolution. Ensuring the appropriate level of oversight, direction, development, and compliance to contracted terms based on the defined criteria
  • Serves as a supplier relationship manager for critical suppliers
  • Responsible for supplier evaluations including understanding capabilities and risk prior to and during the relationship

Stakeholder Management:

  • Responsible for business stakeholder management by working collaboratively and representing all procurement – direct, indirect, strategic and transactional activities – to the respective businesses



  • Accomplished in category management (8years+) and has Contract Manufacturing category expertise (5years+)
  • Strong experience with negotiation of contract and commercial terms and conditions and able to coach others (8years+)
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills with ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, motivational and leadership skills
  • Communicates and influences effectively, with the ability to motivate and influence others inside and outside of own function
  • Ability to deal with change and ambiguity effectively
  • Strong project management skills with ability to plan tasks, assign resources, manage progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team members across multiple projects concurrently (5years+)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor messages to the given audience. Can present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and multitask in a flexible, fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Strong global leadership & influence skills that inspire trust, collaboration, operational excellence (5years+)
  • Strong process and cost improvement skills
  • University degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience required; advanced/graduate degree preferred
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a real asset

Additional Information

  • We are developing a performance-based culture supported by tools, training, and well-defined accountability, where people can build their career or prepare for a role in the wider business or elsewhere within GBS.
  • We seek individuals who can enhance our team with their knowledge, skills, innovation, collaboration and “can do” attitude.
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