Temporary Category Manager, 6 months


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


For our Finance & Procurement organization, we are seeking a temporary Category Manager (100%) for 6 months as of Q3 2020.

Job Responsibilities

The Category Manager is responsible for the global execution of the defined procurement strategy in close collaboration with our business functions. S/he will be part of a team of procurement specialists and will lead the supplier selections, supplier relationship management tasks and process improvement activities:

1. Execution of procurement strategy

  • Managing data analysis and reporting, e.g. analyzing spend, demand, supply markets and competitors. Extracting, cleansing and consolidating information to fact-based insights for further usage e.g. in category strategies
  • Responsible for the execution of a defined procurement strategy/category strategy.
  • Support definition and implementation of Procurement tools and processes
  • Select preferred suppliers based on business requirements in order to achieve strategic procurement objectives.
  • Market observation, identification of innovations and early recognition of market price changes.
  • Provide internal customers with information and guidance about strategic procurement goals, procurement regulations and processes.


2. Supplier relationship management

  • Monitor ITC category related P2P process and correspondent KPIs.
  • Continuously improve collaboration and P2P processes with preferred suppliers.
  • Maintain and monitor the relationship with preferred suppliers in order to achieve the strategic procurement goals.
  • Compliance & risk management: manage the creation of reports, analyze them and define appropriate actions to achieve the required compliance level.
  • Monitoring end-to-end compliance (budget, payment, vendor PO, contract invoice, buying channel, etc.


3. Managing of tenders

  • Collaborate with the business functions to support the collection of business requirements.
  • Managing the collection of respective market data/market intelligence.
  • Creation of RfX documentation based on business requirements.
  • Lead the RfX process on behalf of the business function.
  • Lead data consolidation and evaluation activities in collaboration with the business function.
  • Present the outcome of the RfX to the project sponsor and respective management team.


Candidate’s Requirements

  • An exciting opportunity to develop her/his skills in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of indirect procurement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Supply Management or related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in indirect procurement or in an Information Technology function in a pharmaceutical company
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with procurement and reporting tools
  • Process and solution oriented with a strong customer focus
  • Good analytical skills, able to understand problems and present solutions toward suppliers and internal customers
  • Good communication and listening skills, team player and change-oriented
  • Good verbal and written skills in English and German


What Idorsia offers

  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization: you can make a difference!
  • A collaborative and solution oriented environment
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Corporate Functions

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type:  Permanent

Job ID: 1079



If you are interested, please click on apply now.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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