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Manager, Strategic Supplier Management

Hyderabad, India
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023

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“2023 will see Sandoz become a standalone organization! As a global market leader in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, Sandoz is stepping forward from a position of strength! Those joining Sandoz in the coming months will help shape the future of the company, it’s growth, innovation, culture and how Sandoz impacts the lives of millions. These will be careers with genuine impact! This is one such role!”

Manager, Strategic Supplier Partnership is accountable for deployment of the Sandoz strategic third party/ supplier strategy in close collaboration with Director strategic supplier partnership.
• Accountable for management and operations of all global strategic suppliers
• Support supplier selection, qualification, developing supplier management policies, contract management, third party risk management, governance & oversight, transitions, outsourcing related budget management, planning supplier audits, and relationship management.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Management and oversight of third-party suppliers supporting Sandoz patient safety globally and cross-divisionally.
• Responsible for oversight, and operational performance of global supplier(s) in collaboration with functional heads.
• Responsible for ESP governance meetings, issues / escalation management and tracking.
• Support implementation of ESP performance management tools and systems in consultation with different stakeholders including Functional Heads, Quality Assurance (QA), Information Technology (IT), Procurement, Finance, and others (as appropriate).
• Support transition of global activities from high cost to low-cost countries and suppliers in alignment with the overall objectives and long-term goals of the organization.
• Facilitate and manage effective communication at leadership levels between organizations for accuracy, completeness, and integrity of business.
• Support partner organizations during audits and inspections for logistics, documentation, CAPAs and corresponding audit compliance with closure of finding (if any), alert Novartis management of pending compliance issues, audit findings at partner site
• Represent Sandoz patient safety in global cross-functional and cross-divisional business forums.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• BS or BA, advanced degree such as MS, MBA or PhD
desired. Clinical experience highly desirable
with ≥ 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, preferably broad experience in pharmacovigilance, knowledge of drug safety regulatory requirements and general project management desirable.
• ≥ 2 years people management and development experience desirable but not mandatory
• Significant experience with and demonstrated success in working on global cross-functional diverse teams.
• Excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, decision making, problem solving, communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.
• Results driven, self-starter with proactive working style, committed and accountable, transparent working style also under pressure.
• Excellent planning, organizational and computer skills

Why Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.
How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could achieve here at Sandoz!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Join our Novartis Group Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here:

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