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Supplier Performance and Innovation Lead

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract, Full-time
  • Location: Zurich
  • Sector: IT Sales
  • Date posted: 28/02/2018
  • Job reference: J382475AMML-280218

Supplier Performance and Innovation Lead

This role is responsible for developing and implementing an approach to sustainable, high end supplier performance and facilitating access to 3rd party Innovation across the GMS spend category to strengthen company success in the marketplace. The person will report into The Head of Procurement - Risk, Sustainability & Performance, and may also interact with the GMS Procurement leadership team. The role works with the Risk, Sustainable Procurement and Performance & Innovation teams and with category managers, who are engaged in support related activities, covering global, regional and country/site based roles, located in a number of core locations around the world including Japan, Germany, Denmark, Brazil and the US. This role will also work to establish a cross-category risk evaluation method to contribute to the product/value-chain risk management approach.


  • Accountable for providing Supplier Performance and Innovation expertise for GMS to feed the annual planning process and ongoing supplier reviews
  • Accountable for developing and improving tools and templates to ensure effective measurement of SP&I activities
  • Responsible for providing SP&I input and expertise to the Global Category Leaders in building up the Category Strategies and agreeing SP&I resourcing to support Category Strategies
  • Accountable for developing and maintaining the standardized supplier segmentation approach, improving upon the Supplier Performance and Innovation Framework
  • Accountable for developing best practice for defining and developing supplier key performance indicators
  • Accountable for identifying tools and technologies to support KPI management
  • Accountable for ensuring the Supplier Performance and Innovation Framework is applied and developed where necessary


  • Bachelors degree required
  • 10+ years in-depth strategic and operational direct procurement experience
  • 12+ years overall business experience, with at least 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 5+ year prior experience managing procurement managers and professionals
  • Demonstrated success leading global teams to achieving documented savings through various sourcing strategies
  • Documented experience leading cost reduction and value improvement programs


* Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. International travel will be required. (25% APPROX)

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