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Head of Procurement France (location: Czech Republic)



Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023
40! Number of countries with a permanent Procurement presence.

The Head of Procurement for France is responsible for leading the France Procurement organisation. The role is accountable for driving and implementing the global Procurement strategic goals on country level and successfully managing relevant KPIs in regards to productivity, compliance metrics, processes, customer satisfaction and people development. The role is also responsible for successfully managing and developing relationships with senior stakeholders driving value for their business across the organisation, and with key suppliers on local level to increase value for Novartis, as well as managing and leading the Country Procurement team in a ONE Procurement fashion and developing procurement capabilities and key talents in the organisation. The Head of Procurement France ensures and manages effective communication in between Procurement functions and stakeholders/suppliers.

Your key responsibilities:
• Accountable for France productivity/cost efficiency targets.
• Accountable for key compliance metrics such as PO-compliance, process compliance, internal audits. Support centrally led processes (e.g. NFCM, TPRM).
• Successful implementation of global, regional and country projects across categories & functions, ensure key stakeholder alignment and customer satisfaction.
• Manage quality of the France end-to-end Procurement process incl. compliance to policies, strategies and processes, ensure seamless integration of capability centres into the end to end process.
• Serve as key contact for senior stakeholders in the organisation for all Procurement related topics. Build effective relationships of mutual trust and understanding.
• Understand business priorities and ensure Procurement activities effectively support business strategies.
• Transmit relevant business insights to Category Management / Sourcing Managers and Buyers.
• Manage and build effective relationships with key suppliers to drive value for Novartis through cost effectiveness and access to innovation.
• Ensure effective local implementation of global supplier strategies (e.g. implementation of strategic suppliers, contracting principles, execution of global/regional contracts).
• Manage local supplier landscape in line with business strategies & global Procurement goals and strategies (e.g. payment terms, manage tail spend, local supplier management process).
• Lead the France Procurement team and act as a role model of the Novartis Values & Behaviours.
• Lead the France governance model in the area of responsibility.
• Regularly assess & develop the team’s capabilities (hard & soft skills).
• Identify and develop key talents in the organisation through assignments, (above)-country projects, mentoring & coaching.