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Category Manager

Germany   •  €550 - €590 per hour  •  Permanent, Full time

A current vacancy as a Category Manager 
Our client is looking for candidates based in the EU for an initial 12, full time contract.
The perfect candidate is someone who can act globally, work cross functionally, and make strategic decisions that ensure sustainable, competitive supply and product quality.

Tasks & responsibilities 

  • Strategic strength, persuasiveness, and assertiveness: You?ll be well-prepared to develop and implement sourcing strategies for your global categories that will set new standards in regard to speed to market, long term sustainable sourcing decision, competitive sourcing, and productivity. 
  • Striving to make innovation happen, you?ll keep a close eye on supply markets, search and find new partners, service providers and solutions for your categories, assess risks and develop new channels. 
  • You lead cross-functional teams that implement innovative processes which result in external cost reduction.
  • Furthermore, you?ll identify new suppliers, assess existing and prospective ones, and build close relationships to current and new business partners.
  • For supply related risks, you liaise closely with internal business partners and local purchasers, to identify, evaluate and classify sourcing risks and devise risk mitigation measures.


  • Master?s degree or Diploma in business administration and/or pharmacy and/or chemistry
  • Several years of sourcing experience in contracting and supplier relationship management paired with knowledge in clinical trials or non-interventional studies 
  • Specific market intelligence and sourcing experience in RWE, NIS and late stage trials are required
  • Knowledge of demand management, market and supplier analysis, compliance, due diligence, risk management, innovation, supplier management and key performance indicators such as total operating costs, savings, net present value
  • Open-minded, motivated, persuasive, and perseverant personality with outstanding internal and external relationship management skills and willingness to take on responsibility
  • Fluency in English, German knowledge is a plus 

For More Information, please call Fandi Hatib on +441727 817600 or email fhatib@achieva.co.uk

  • Agency: Achieva Group Limited
  • Reference: 3630-59513020
  • Posted: 3rd August 2022
  • Expires: 31st August 2022

Achieva Group Limited

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