IT Procurement Category Senior Specialist
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Madrid Valcarcel,Madrid,Spain,
hace 1 día

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

Responsibilities :

  • Deliver assigned projects and targets by executing high value strategic projects assigned by Category and Supplier Management teams to deliver in line with agreed targets.
  • 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.

  • After project execution, ensure a smooth and efficient handover to the Category teams, regional / site teams for implementation, including converting project outcomes into useable category buying guides or other content.
  • Apply robust project management by creating and executing against project plans. Work in cooperation with project leads to ensure the correct balance of resources is utilized to deliver projects.
  • Establish effective project governance by ensuring robust project governance structure with clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Serve as the primary contact for issues relating to the projects managed and ensure issues are addressed and resolved in a timely manner.

  • Monitor the progress of projects and pro-actively identify and report any projected risks to overall targets or timelines as well as potential mitigation strategies.
  • Resolve issues and project risks on a timely basis and escalate issues and risks where appropriate.

  • Contribute any feedback to employees that have been involved in the project execution and delivery as requested by their performance managers.
  • Requirements :

  • Profound, well-founded knowledge in IT Infrastructure Managed Services and Cloud (XaaS) contracting
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer engagement and presentation skills to communicate across all levels
  • Fully fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • 5 + years of relevant procurement experience
  • At least 3+ years experience of working in multinational procurement environment
  • At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-
  • focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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