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    Josh Uwemedimo

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​Location: Basel, Switzerland

Salary: 160,000 – 170,000CHF

Pod Talent are currently working with a Global Life Sciences Organisation in Switzerland on a Global Category Leader Clinical Research position. As a Category Leader you will be expected to deliver strategic solutions to consolidate supplier base and define, measure, analyse and improve supply chain processes within the Clinical Research Category. This role will report to the Global Indirect Procurement Director.

This business is leading the way in industry innovation and looks for employees that can bring high energy and challenge existing ways of working. A very exciting time to join the business as they are going through multiple business changes and has seen exponential growth over the last few years. With a matrix structure in place, it is a very open culture where all of the teams work in close conjunction with one another.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This is a leadership role that brings cross-function and cross-regional collaboration in developing, establishing and implementing global procurement strategies

  • Create innovative solutions to bring better value in cost and/or quality of service from Suppliers

  • Establish and maintain effective strategic relationships that will ensure that the governance process functions effectively and in alignment with Procurement strategy

  • Proactively engage internal stakeholders to align objectives, jointly develop category strategies and communicate market and sourcing information

  • Develop robust succession and individual development plans for all team members

  • Establish and evaluate performance metrics for category and own cost saving results

  • Act as an ambassador of Indirect Procurement

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Chemistry, Supply Management.

  • Minimum 10 working years exp. in Clinical Research procurement on Global level

  • Strong background within Life Sciences environment.

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis

  • Self motivated & hard worker

  • Growth Mindset

Sound interesting? Please apply now or send CV directly to

Please note that we are currently experiencing a large volume of applications, so if you don't hear from us within 2 weeks, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.