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Sr Category Manager Sourcing - Remote Opportunity

Requisition ID:  3982

Deerfield, Illinois, US

Date:  Jan 19, 2023

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!


This is a remote position:  Open to candidates anywhere in greater United States



The Senior Category Manager, Procurement will drive, lead, implement and manage best practice strategic Sourcing processes, actions and systems by utilizing Category Management. The Senior Category Manager, Procurement is overall responsible for the Global development and execution of Sourcing strategies for Marketing spend, including Marketing Agencies (Creative, Digital, Communications), Market Access, Marketing Consulting, Payer Marketing, and Patient Support Programs, leading to increased cross-functional value generation.



  • Utilizes defined Category Management processes and proactively develop and apply Sourcing strategies for multiple spend categories, primarily within indirect spend.
  • Partners with the line of Business (LOB) to establish and execute category strategies, provide category insights, recommendations and guidance based on evolving business needs
  • Constructively challenges LOB in order to identify new value and process optimization opportunities.
  • Identifies and drives strategic sourcing projects (80%) together with other sourcing projects/tasks (20%).
  • Carries end-to-end responsibility for the (e-)RFx (RFP, RFQ, RFI) processes in coordination with LOB.
  • Performs category planning and stakeholder management to identify current and upcoming Sourcing needs and compare to specific market conditions.
  • Mentor others both within and outside of Procurement
  • As part of dynamic team, leads development of systems and process roadmaps to optimize performance of S2P activities.



  • Accredited Bachelor’s Degree
  • Mastery of strategic Sourcing concepts; e.g., theoretical insight combined with track record of strategic sourcing and Category Management; Spend Analysis; Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).
  • 7+years relevant work experience in Category Management and/or strategic sourcing concepts or methodologies.
  • Indirect spend experience including working with suppliers through life cycle management for Indirect spend categories such as Marketing Agencies (Creative, Digital, Communications), Market Access, Marketing Consulting, Payer Marketing, and Patient Support Programs in a global setting.
  • Proven skillset as a strong collaborator and business partner in a global setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) or CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) from ISM (Institute for Supply Management)
  • International exposure and work as strategic contributor to a global team
  • Sourcing/procurement experience as part of a Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences company, working both strategically and operationally with vendors/suppliers.
  • SAP Ariba experience is an advantage



  • Willingness/Ability to travel as needed, including international travel.


The range displayed is a national range, and if selected for this role, may vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s geographical location, qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $110,000 - $140,000 and eligibility for a 15% bonus target based on company and individual performance, and eligibility to participate in the company’s long-term incentive plan. Benefits for this position include flexible paid time off (PTO), health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, and company match 401k. Additional benefits information can be found on our site.  




Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time? 


Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.

About Lundbeck

About Lundbeck

Tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.

With too many people living with brain diseases around the world, our purpose couldn't be more important or more worth striving for. Every day we work tirelessly to change the outcome for these people. We are a community of specialists fiercely dedicated to restoring brain health, drawing on, and embracing, the uniqueness of every employee.

Our global footprint

Our approximately 5,300 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged across the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our research programs tackle some of the most complex challenges in neuroscience, and our pipeline is focused on bringing forward transformative treatments for brain diseases for which there are few, if any therapeutic options. We have research facilities in Denmark and the United States, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 16.3 billion in 2021 (EUR 2.2 billion; USD 2.6 billion).  

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate website, and connect with us on Instagram @h_lundbeck, Twitter @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn