Sr. Category Mgr., Marketing
Company: Alcon MX
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: February 25, 2021
The Sr. Regional Procurement Category Manager Marketing & Sales
leads all strategic aspects within the M&S categories
specifically around Market Insights and Sales Operations, across
divisions, on a global / regional level and develops proposals for
strategic business decisions.
The role provides high value procurement solutions to the business
and category strategies; supports third party vendor selection,
vendor development, technology management and performance
measurement activities. The Sr. Regional Procurement Category
Manager M&S ensures best-in-class delivery of external services
and products in the M&S categories to support projects and to
realize year-on-year productivity improvements, cost savings, and
process improvements in close collaboration with the stakeholders
in the business.
---Business Partner with Marketing and Sales Leadership across the
organization Drive/Implement category strategic goals from overall
Procurement strategy / Ecosystem management
--- Deriving game-changing strategies by defining clear category
objectives, working with analytical data, business stakeholders and
market expertise. Aligning strategies to measurable target and
clearly conveying them to the organization.
--- Projecting the dynamics and impacts (e.g. mergers and
acquisitions). Extracting, cleansing and consolidating information
to fact-based insights for further usage e.g. in category
--- Participating in and / or leading financial discussions.
Applying financial knowledge to participate actively, e.g. in
budgeting process, including tax aspects in sourcing strategies and
structuring sophisticated deals with ecosystem partners.
--- Mapping the value chain, analyzing it and deriving potential
scenarios. Includes the understanding and application of total cost
of ownership, and should cost modelling.
--- Compliance & risk management: supporting reports to determine
appropriate compliance level. Monitoring end-to-end compliance
(budget, payment, vendor PO, contract invoice, buying channel,
etc.) and deriving corrective actions to improve compliance.
--- Planning, organizing and managing projects taking into account
priorities, resources, budgets, issues and constraints to achieve
desired results; defining clear project scope and objectives;
utilizing software and tools to plan, track and report status.
--- Support definition and implementation of Procurement tools and
--- Managing data analysis and reporting, e.g. analyzing spend,
demand, supply markets and competitors. Extracting, cleansing and
consolidating information to fact-based insights for further usage
e.g. in category strategies.
--- Demand management
--- Responsible to ensure the right balance between business needs
and Novartis' strategy.
--- Accountable to work with stakeholders to identify the most
cost-effective ways to deliver business objectives.
--- Sourcing and supplier relationships management
--- Executing the Source-to-Contract process including respective
strategies, approaches and methods: preparing and conducting
fact-based negotiations. Adapting tactics from a broad portfolio of
negotiation strategies to achieve results that support business and
--- Manage relationships with (senior) stakeholders
--- Analyzing specifications for optimization. Linking
specification to customer value, challenging specification
confidently. Conveying messages clearly and convincing
--- Achieving results by proactively building long-term,
sustainable and effective relationships, understanding the
stakeholder landscape and demonstrating political astuteness across
business structures and networks.
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of directly related
experience (or high school+15 yrs; Assoc.+11 yrs; M.S.+4 yrs; PhD+3
- The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate
- 7 Years of Relevant Experience Alcon is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in
maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to
discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other
employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital
or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected
status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing
reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If,
because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order
to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the nature of
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time R-2021-3113 About Us At Alcon, we are committed to helping
people see better. We believe patients should have access to
quality eye care regardless of their economic circumstances;
however, barriers to good eye health exist for patients in both
developed and emerging markets.--Alcon develops and manufactures
innovative devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs.
Its surgical group is one of the largest makers of equipment used
for cataract removal and laser vision correction. Its consumer
products include the well-known Opti-Free line of contact lens
solutions and related products. Alcon, which was founded in 1945,
sells its products in 180 countries worldwide.
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