As a Category Project Specialist IT, you will be based in San José, Costa Rica. You will be
working at Roche Services Americas, which is one of the Roche Shared Services Centers
worldwide providing Finance, Procurement services to various countries in the Americas region,
you will be part of the global IT category team, supporting regional and global Category
Managers in the execution of Global / Regional Category Strategies.
In this role you will be reporting to Senior Category Manager.
Global Procurement (GP) is a key function that delivers value to Roche by leveraging 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.
As the Senior Category Project Specialist IT, you are responsible globally, for delivering or
supporting strategic projects according to the IT Category Strategy, Business needs and annual
pipeline of initiatives.
You will be responsible for ensuring the successful execution and completion of these projects
using robust project governance and management, and supporting the operationalization and
implementation of project outputs by converting outcomes and content into category buying
guides or other implementation support materials and guidance.
You will be executing these assigned procurement projects using project management,
stakeholder engagement, and Roche’s category and supplier management approaches.
Your responsibilities :
Executing simple to mid-complex category strategy projects, or sourcing initiatives
assigned by Category Management teams to deliver in line with agreed targets.
Ensuring completion of agreed deliverables quality of customer service.
Establishing effective project governance by ensuring a robust project structure with
clear roles and responsibilities.
Monitoring and mitigating risk by monitoring the progress of projects and pro-actively
identifying and reporting any projected risks, and resolving issues on a timely basis and
escalating them where appropriate.
Ensuring a smooth and efficient handover to the Category teams, regional / site teams
for implementation, including converting project outcomes into useable category buying
Your qualification :
Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business or Life Science.
2 + years procurement experience delivering measurable value in strategic sourcing,
enterprise cost reduction, and / or operational efficiency projects.
2+ years of project management experience including risk management, project
reporting, and delivering quantitative and qualitative results in complex environments.
Demonstrated understanding of some of the IT spend categories and potential cost
levers or market fundamentals.
Business level fluency in English.
The desired start date would be as soon as possible.
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