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At Zentiva our aspiration is that healthcare should be a right and not a privilege. More than ever, people need better access to healthcare. Today, the everyday solutions that we all depend on truly count as a vital foundation of healthy living. With more than 2’500 people across Europe and 2 production sites in Prague and Bucharest we strive to be the champion of Generics medicines to better support people’s daily healthcare needs.
We are proud that our people energize each other with passion, friendship and a strong sense of collaboration. This will enable us to realize our ambition, to achieve the results that matter most, and to deliver on our promise to people who rely on our products and services every day.
As a fast-growing company we are looking for talented and ambitious individuals who will help drive the development of our company and achieve our objectives.

Procurement Category Manager

Job purpose:

Is in charge of assigned category within NCOGS Procurement domain. Works in close collaboration with other Procurement functions and key business partners and is responsible for implementing and executing contracts within Zentiva operational scope. Is responsible for strategic activities related to the procurement of the assigned category. This mission is aligned with the values, the ethical charter and the code of conduct of Zentiva. The Procurement Category Manager reports to Head of NCOGS Procurement

Your responsibilities:

  • Builds & executes competitive and innovative category strategies; assesses supplier risks and opportunities; aligns on budget & LRP objectives
  • Collects in-depth intelligence of the global and local market and its development; builds fact-base for the assigned category
  • Manages sourcing activities, performs RFI/RFP/RFQ/contract management process and analyses the provided proposals; streamlines the number of suppliers

- selects supplier as per spend category requirements
- identifies potential suppliers
- initiates approval of new vendors
- negotiates and conclude contracts, optimize existing agreements

  • Manages spending and investments within the assigned category engaging stakeholders, aligning on business objectives and ensuring supply continuity
  • Delivers costs improvements and other category performance objectives,supports budgeting process and savings reporting
  • Management of business relationship with the suppliers; setting and management of routine business reviews with critical suppliers (performance & internal customer satisfaction, business/financial and operations reviews, risk assessment, market intelligence)
  • Communicates, aligns and collaborates with critical stakeholders (Supply chain, CommOps, Launch management, Sourcing&Manufacturing Strategy, Quality, Regulatory, IP, Finance, Development, etc.) to plan and to consolidate business needs
  • Ensures Procurement involvement in relevant strategic projects; challenges business requirements (Buy Better/Buy Less)
  • Operates in global market

We require:

  • University degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Engineering or Economy
  • At least 3-5 years of a relevant work experience, preferably within a procurement department or supply chain
  • Capability to manage business at executive level: internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • Ability to work across all functions and geographies as well as in a culturally diverse environment
  • Business acumen and ability to build sustainable business connectivity
  • Strong internal customer & business focus, result orientation
  • Being detail-oriented, proactive and well organized
  • Solid listening, communication (both oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements associated with pharmaceutical products is of an advantage
  • English: Advanced level, Other languages are an advantage

We offer:

  • An opportunity to work for a successful international pharma company, in its headquarters in Prague
  • An opportunity to broaden the knowledge and expertise in your field
  • Pleasant and dynamic working environment


David Vích