Category Manager
Thessaloniki, Greece
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TPrimary responsibilities of category work in support of Pfizer’s Digital Enterprise including Software, Hosting and Digital Services


Negotiations, Contracting and Managing SW acquisition including both traditional buys and SaaS deals

Goal to pick up significant areas of SW category

Hosting and Services

Support and foster Buy On Demand and S2C utilization

Category Strategy Manager should be able to flex into other sourcing categories within the Commercial / Marketing / Digital categories of spend as required.

Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and key suppliers to insure that stakeholder requirements are met and supplier performance is measured and maintained at the appropriate service levels.

This role requires significant data analysis, industry trending, and benchmarking to ensure proactive and relevant strategies are delivered in a timely manner aligned with current and future business requirements.

Contract drafting experience, including Software as a Service

Responsibilities :

Support Sr Category Managers and Category Director to develop and foster global category strategies and deliver high added value support to key stakeholders

Build strong relationships with Procurement Regional teams and ensure effective linkages with local and regional colleagues.

Effectively deploy global policy, procedures and systems.

Provide day to day customer relationship management to key stakeholders across different Business Units - Educate and engage stakeholders in sourcing & procurement objectives

Continue to develop solid sourcing skills while delivering on objectives.

Develop market expertise in assigned spend categories and remain current on supply market trends, business economics and best sourcing practices that impact the supply market and / or supplier economics

Ensure savings are captured via implementation of strategies in assigned spend areas.

Lead and / or participate in multiple complex, global strategic sourcing initiatives :

Translate the requirements of the subject matter experts into contractual requirements and deliverables.

As assigned will develop, maintain, and foster implementation of comprehensive, long range, sourcing strategies and plans for assigned category spend areas.

Support global / regional supplier negotiations

Organizational Relationships :

Directly reports to the Sr. Director Procurement Digital

Collaboration across Global Business Services and Global Finance, including Sourcing and Procurement, Tax, and Financial Services among others.

External Manage the key relationships with key strategic suppliers

Qualifications :

Education & Experience :

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree Desirable.

5 7 years relevant experience in procurement category management

Candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in managing complex, cross-functional activities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures;
  • Analytical and negotiation skills and techniques;
  • Contracting skills;
  • Management skills in assessing business issues;
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal interactions skills;
  • Facilitating cross-functional teams;
  • Project Management

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