As a Category Project Senior Specialist, you are part of Roche Global Procurement and you will be a part
of the Professional Services Category team focusing on the IT & Telecom category.
The Category Project Senior Specialist IT & Telecom with a focus in IT Infrastructure, is accountable for
delivering high value strategic projects according to the relevant Category and / or Supplier Strategy and annual pipeline of initiatives.
The role supports a specific Category and Supplier Management team or multiple teams by executing assigned projects using project management, stakeholder engagement, and Roche’s category and supplier
management approaches. As a member of the Category and Supplier Management team, the Category Project
Senior Specialist IT & Telecom ensures project delivery aligns to the long-term Category and / or
Supplier Strategy as well as Business needs and priorities.
The Category Project Senior Specialist - IT &Telecom is accountable for delivering assigned projects and
agreed targets and goals to ensure benefits and savings are realized while in compliance with relevant
policies, standards, guidelines, and operating procedures. The role is responsible for ensuring the
successful execution and completion of projects using robust project governance and management
including scoping the work, creating project plans, identifying required resources, obtaining sign-off for
major milestones and applying appropriate methodologies, tools and value levers. To ensure successful
execution, the role works close with the Category and Supplier Management teams and Business stakeholders to
proactively identify, report and mitigate delivery risks, including providing regular progress updates to
relevant stakeholders. As part of the project implementation, the role also collaborates with legal and / or
contracting functions to support contracting activities such as the preparation and review of master
agreements, significant statements of work or similar documents. The Category Project Senior Specialist -
IT & Telecom also supports the operationalization and implementation of project outputs by converting
outcomes and content into category buying guides or other implementation support materials and
The Category Project Senior Specialist - IT & Telecom has deep knowledge of project management and
Roche’s category and supplier management approach and applies this expertise to effectively deliver
projects. The role uses strong procurement analytical skills to collect and evaluate supplier, market
category and internal business data and information required to monitor and evaluate project execution.
Using leadership and communications skills the role effectively guides Business stakeholders through the
procurement process, ensuring alignment and support for the overall project, escalation of risks and issues
in a timely manner and efficient handover to regional and site teams for full implementation.
Through the application of rigorous tools and techniques, and partnering with Business and Procurement
stakeholders, the Category Project Senior Specialist IT & Telecom delivers significant Business value and
Create all primary deliverables and obtain sign off for all major milestones in line with Roche’s category and supplier management approach and in compliance with relevant policies, standards, guidelines and operating procedures.
Serve as the primary contact for issues relating to the projects managed and ensure issues are addressed and resolved in a timely manner.
Resolve issues and project risks on a timely basis and escalate issues and risks where appropriate.