Category Manager Market & Data Intelligence (gn)

Richard Lazala
+49 (0)89 7263 210-13
Pharmazeutische Industrie
Central Functions
Western Europe


An established organization is expanding its team in a strategic category overseeing significant brand investments in Market & Data Intelligence.

This is a globally managed category, involving collaboration with high-level stakeholders to align strategies and goals with the appropriate category strategy, vendors, and framework. The sourcing team operates collaboratively across functions and cultures to ensure success in interactions with various stakeholders.

As a Category Manager in Global Sourcing Indirect, you will play a pivotal role in a versatile mission. If you are eager to contribute, this is an opportunity to consider.


  • Excelling in crafting and executing sourcing strategies across global categories, aiming for swift market entry, sustainable decisions, competitive advantages, and enhanced productivity.
  • Emphasizing innovation, you'll actively scout supply markets for new partners, services, and solutions, while adeptly managing risks and exploring novel value channels.
  • Your leadership will drive cross-functional teams to implement inventive processes, resulting in cost efficiencies and competitive contracts across primary and secondary market research and market access.
  • Building robust supplier relationships is a key focus, involving identification, assessment, and cultivation of both existing and potential partners.
  • Mitigating sourcing risks involves close collaboration with internal stakeholders and local purchasers, enabling proactive risk assessment, mitigation planning, and ongoing enhancement efforts.
  • Engaging stakeholders to define expectations and guide preselection of service providers, ensuring alignment with organizational needs and objectives.


  • Master’s degree or Diploma in business administration and/or pharmacy and/or chemistry
  • Several years of sourcing experience in the pharmaceutical industry, in contracting and supplier relationship management, ideally in global category management related categories.
  • Specific market intelligence and sourcing experience in relevant categories are required.
  • Knowledge of demand management, market and supplier analysis, due diligence, risk management, and key performance indicators such as total operating costs, savings, net present value.
  • Open-minded, motivated, persuasive, and perseverant personality with outstanding internal and external relationship management skills and willingness to take on responsibility.
  • Able to relocate to Western Europe 


  • High-impact role with global reach and responsibility.
  • Great opportunity to shape company media strategies. 
  • Working in a globally-renown, employee-centric organization with excellent social benefits.
  • Member of a diverse and global team.