LEO Pharma

Category Manager IT

Are you ready to put your skills to test in supporting the realizations of the strategic goals set for our IT organization?


LEO Pharma has embarked on a very ambitious journey to become the world’s preferred dermatology care partner – and that is why we need you.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced IT Category Manager to lead the Global IT Consultants subcategory and the connected Strategic Procurement activities.

As IT Category Manager you will be responsible for the IT Consultants supporting the realization of the strategic goals set for the IT organization, while also participating in achieving ambitious overall targets for Global Procurement.

The position will be placed at our Head Quarters in Ballerup where most of the Global IT stakeholders are also placed.


The job


As Category Manager within the IT category, your main areas of responsibility will be to:

  • Manage and implement the IT consultant’s strategy across LEO Pharma
  • Contribute to other subcategories of IT such as IT Infrastructure, Operations, Software and Hardware
  • Have responsibility for large and/or strategic Procurement projects and tenders in close cooperation with Senior Stakeholders to ensure best possible partnering with suppliers, TCO and contractual outcome for LEO Pharma
  • Manage RfI and RfP processes for strategic initiatives in Global IT
  • Share and use your knowledge of the IT consultancy supplier market, drivers, and business models, collaborate effectively across different organizational levels and functions to realize Procurement goals and objectives
  • Work with your stakeholders to establish a strong Supplier Relationship Management setup including implementing governance for key IT suppliers
  • Optimize our supplier portfolio by constantly monitoring performance and balance between cost and value
  • Develop, champion and ensure implementation of optimization ideas within the Procurement organization year-over-year
  • Lead negotiations and finalize Framework Services agreements and Work Orders connected to the related activities mentioned above


Your qualifications


You will be a trusted Procurement Advisor for senior stakeholders in LEO Pharma Global IT, and you will liaise with a broad field of suppliers; hence experience and clear understanding of the IT consultancy market, trends, commercial drivers, and market dynamics is a must.

To be successful in the role you must have;

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience within strategic IT Procurement as an IT Category Manager from an international company.
  • Pharma industry experience is preferred but not a pre-requisite
  • Experience in leading RfI/RfP processes in a complex world of stakeholders
  • Experience with defining & implementing SRM governance models
  • Experience with multilevel stakeholder management
  • Fluency in English and preferably Danish

With your strong business acumen and exceptional drive, you are willing to go the extra mile to create results. You are a team player, and you have great communication and stakeholder management skills coupled with solid change management capabilities and strong negotiation skills. It is important that you can embrace change, enjoy an agile environment and have a continuous improvement mindset, and lastly you like to have fun.


Your new team

You will be part of a strong, ambitious and dynamic team consisting of 6 CMs/SCMs reporting to the Head of PS, IT and Marketing Procurement. The team is part of the Global Indirect Procurement Department in LEO Pharma which is responsible for the Strategic direction and projects for LEO Pharma globally.

Global Procurement in LEO Pharma is a great place to work. This is partly due to the overall strategic journey of LEO Pharma which of course is reflected in our pipeline many years ahead. We have a dynamic team of highly professional and experienced colleagues who know the importance of both delivering on our KPIs and contributing to a trustful and fun working environment.


Join our mission to help more people achieve healthy skin

Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are suffering from an untreated skin disease. Helping these people to get a better life is what LEO Pharma is all about. By understanding their needs and wishes we will improve existing treatments and break new land to uncover the solutions of tomorrow.

By joining LEO Pharma you will get the opportunity to create results, develop yourself among highly skilled colleagues while taking on our quest to become the preferred dermatology care partner improving people’s lives around the world and at the same time create profitable growth.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lone Skytte, Head of Global IT, PS and Marketing Procurement, at + 45 30232666.

Please apply via the link at our website and remember to attach application and CV. The deadline is 12/4-2020 – however we will review applications on an on-going basis and close the process when we find the right match – the sooner you apply the better are your chances.

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