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Global Category Manager Client Software (m/f)

Posted 06 Feb 2018

Weiterstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 172169


A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Your role: You will be responsible for a broad portfolio in the field of Client Software Sourcing. You are accountable for developing and executing the sourcing strategies for IT Licensing globally. In addition, you drive complex strategic initiatives and end-to-end sourcing processes e.g. in the field of Client Software. As a result, you deliver value beyond financial contribution especially in the field of supply market innovation that help to drive the digitalization at Merck. You will develop effective, trustful, personal relationships with senior stakeholders, align strategies, and serve as a trusted advisor. You are responsible to initiate strategic initiatives that deliver value for Merck. You will develop and manage strategic vendor relationships, in close collaboration with BT Vendor Management. You own the source to contract process for your area of responsibility starting with managing the business demand, decide on sourcing strategies, supplier selection processes, and lead negotiations. 


Job Requirements:

  • Master Degree in IT or Business Administration or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Procurement or IT
  • Experienced and/or interested in IT Sourcing especially in the Software area.
  • Good communication skills, strong business acumen, commercial understanding, and able to act as a Business Partner for Senior Management
  • International and cross-functional experience
  • Fluent in English, German skills preferred

What we offer: We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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