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Strategic Procurement - Commercial categories, Associate Category Manager

 
Requistion ID:  2984
Location: 

Kraków, Małopolskie, PL

Date:  05-Jun-2022
 

Do you have a passion for commercial excellence? Is working with commercial executives and learning from senior commercial category managers an ambition of yours? Are you independent and a natural networker and influencer? Do you thrive in a busy environment where you will impact core business success by leading competitive sourcing projects and strategy development in close collaboration with colleagues around the world?

 

Then we have just the position for you as Associate Category Manager for our commercial categories. 

 

We are looking for Associate Category Manager to join our team of two US based Senior Category Managers in managing our global marketing and sales categories. Based in Krakow, you will be first line of contact for our European stakeholders, including our commercial organization headquartered in Denmark. 

 

What is the challenge?

As a member of the team, you will:

 

  • Own and develop subcategory strategies (such as Market Research) in alignment with Senior Category Managers
  • Execute on category strategies closely aligned to overall Lundbeck strategy and key stakeholder priorities. 
  • Execute on category projects, including RFx projects and supplier management activities
  • Act as business partner to key stakeholders in the commercial organization 
  • Contribute to execution of tasks and projects in the global category teams led by the two category owners and the head of the commercial cluster
  • Be part of category teams managing two categories:

- Marketing (Subcategories: creative and communication, digital agencies, pricing and market access, marketing, market research)
- Sales Related Services (Subcategories: sales related services & activities, congress, meetings and events, sales training, CRM services, BPO, CSO, printing services)

 

Our ideal candidate has the following experience: 

 

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Project Manager (Source-to-Contract) heading strategic and/or complex projects, preferably in an international environment
  • Commercial Category experience derived from working as an Associate Category Manager, Senior Buyer or equivalent role within Procurement. The ideal candidate brings considerable category knowledge and has successfully driven +10 complex sourcing projects and many competitive sourcing projects for Commercial-related categories (including but not limited to):  Marketing Agencies, Market Research, Sales Training, Sales Activities, Contract Sales Organizations, and/or Commercial Print.
  • Regional/global stakeholder management experience established through extensive collaboration with stakeholders across Europe/globally. The ideal candidate is able to exemplify collaboration skills and cultural aptitude through sourcing projects managed and successfully completed in close collaboration with international stakeholders.
  • Experience in negotiating contracts commercially and legally. Ability to front legal discussions. Good understanding of standard clauses, key commercial and contractual dynamics and associated risks. Knowledge of GDPR regulations with a Marketing setting is considered a plus.
  • Is flexible and willing to accommodate stakeholders in multiple time zones.  Additionally, ability to travel as-needed between Procurement hubs (primarily Copenhagen) to attend in-person events

 

Qualifications: 
We are looking for the following qualifications in our future Lead Buyer:

 

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a University or Business School relevant to the position. 
  • Preferably certifications demonstrating completed training within core disciplines, such as:

-    Project Management, preferably Category Management
-    Negotiations skills
-    Presentation skills/Communication 

  • English fluency required (min C1)
  • Experience with e-sourcing and preferably Ariba is an advantage

 

Career options
Possible career development options within Lundbeck organization and in Krakow are:

  • Category Manager
  • Senior Category Manager
  • Expat opportunities

 

Our organization
Lundbeck’s passion links to our purpose about restoring brain health so every person can be their best. We strive to make a real difference to patients. By developing innovative treatments, we improve the lives of people living with brain diseases. Your dedication is crucial. That is why you can expect us to be committed to your progress, so you can stay committed to ours. 

 

Lundbeck offers a great workplace that is based on a flat structure and culture, forming a collaborative working environment based on respect and equality. We employ dedicated colleagues and encourage continuous development. Together, we create the ideal conditions for you and your job, so we can improve treatments and life for people with brain diseases. 

 

Lundbeck Corporate Procurement consists of 35 ambitious and enthusiastic strategic procurement professionals, who together secure a professional and efficient source-to-pay process within all areas of indirect and direct spend. We work to establish ambitious category strategies, develop proactive category plans, executive We take outset in our strongly integrated Category Management processes and deliver value through our structured approach to planning, project execution and supplier relationship management. 

 

Corporate Procurement is a global matrix organization consisting of 3 major Procurement hubs, located in Copenhagen (HQ), Krakow (GBS) and Chicago (Deerfield) all headed up by our global CPO. We have global category teams located across our 3 hubs and an efficient matrix structure ensuring optimal collaboration, outlook and customer support to our +50 affiliates globally.

 

Further Information

Please contact hiring manager Chris Lassen Jensen, mobile +48 572 727 762 for more insights about the job. We also recommend that you have a look at our website, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

We will appreciate an accompanying cover letter explaining your motivation for applying to the position.

 

Please note that we will contact selected candidates who will meet our selection criteria.

 

The health and safety of our employees and candidates are very important to us. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our recruitment process is carried out all remotely. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use our digital tools in your recruitment journey. If so, one of our colleagues will provide detailed information on how to leverage those. At the same time, please be aware that all correspondence related to employment will come from an authorized @lundbeck.com email address.

About Lundbeck

 

Tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so everyone can be their best

With billions of 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 5,600 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged across the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline is focused on bringing forward treatments for rare and niche brain diseases, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research facilities in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17.7 billion in 2020 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.7 billion).

 

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.

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 www.lundbeck.com/global, and connect with us on Instagram @h_lundbeck, Twitter @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.