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Sourcing Manager | Staff or non-line Manager | Common Spend Gr, Purchasing Dept, FI Div

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
Basic purpose of the job

To implement the sourcing strategy for the local categories in line with the overall Boehringer Ingelheim sourcing strategy to constantly increase productivity, optimize the external global spend,reduce costs.

Develop local strategy for decentralized categories according to the centrally stipulated Target Operating Model (TOM).


  • Implement complex Category Strategy following TOM and delevop it for de-centralized model (incl. Complex and/or high spend negotiation) and inform accordingly local BPs.
  • Bring potential innovation to Boehringer Ingelheim and local market intelligence.
  • Identify, evaluate and classify sourcing risks and devise risk mitigation measures.
  • Manage risk exposure.

Related performance indicators

  • Target Operating Model (TOM) compliance
  • Sourcing Cards documented and up-to-date for decentralized & Center led categories
  • Cost reductions / savings optimized and documented in Business Cases
  • Business Case through innovative ideas
  • Ensure continuity of supply
  • Risk identified managed and mitigated
  • Sourcing market know-how
  • Identify and evaluate existing and potential local suppliers as well as the establishment and maintenance of supplier relations.
  • Introduce innovation from external marketplace.
  • Use Business Review Meeting and KPI leverage to resolve potential issues at an early stage.
  • Feedback (senior)Category Manager as needed.

Related performance indicators

  • Segment suppliers following SLP process
  • Business Review meetings with critical suppliers for the business with a specific focus on innovation
  • Feedback from suppliers (e.g. number of complaints, escalations)
  • Achievement of defined KPI's
  • Escalation managed in a timely manner
  • Manage local Business Partners actively and collaborate in order to align common goals.
  • Coordinate Business Partner Demands within Sourcing and ensure that relevant information is shared and Business Partner is supported adequately.

Related performance indicators

  • At least annual Business Partnering meeting to align on goals and objectives
  • Participation in key BPs leadership meeting
  • Optimize buying channels and leverage market opportunities.
  • Leverage sourcing tools (including e- or reverse-auction, parallel negotiation etc ...).
  • Maximize usage of Master Services Agreements (MSAs) or Frame Services Agreements (FSAs) as possible.

Related performance indicators

  • Reducing single orders by leveraging frame service agreements when possible
  • Catalogue usage and spend managed through this channel
  • Level of automation
  • # of no touch order
  • weBuy usage and Buying channel optimisation (including reduction of free text order)
  • PO coverage
  • Potentially lead and drive Regional Sourcing projects potentially.

Related performance indicators

  • Sourcing project delivered on time, budget and quality excepted

Regulatory and / or Organisational Requirements

  • Ensure to be aware of mandatory SOP’s including GxP requirements and be in compliance with.
  • Act at all times within the local pharmaceutical standards/ethics(ABAC)/legal.
  • Report all adverse events to the local PV within the required timelines.
  • Follow all company procedures and processes with respect to Finance, HR, IT, etc.

Job Complexity

Manage issues on a daily basis with respect to the categories including internal/external partners issues etc.


  • All businesses and functions with external spend in this global category
  • Relevant internal/external stakeholders
  • GBS
  • (senior)Category Managers

Job Expertise

  • Pharmaceutic industry knowledge
  • Local market expertise
  • Category specificity knowledge preferred

Job Impact

Senior Sourcing Manager can manage from 1 to 100 million € spend.

Minimum Education/Degree Requirements

Degree/education: Master degree preferred or Diploma degree

Major focus: Business Administration or Pharmaceutic

Required Capabilities (Skills, Experience, Competencies)

4-7 years of sourcing experience in category(ies) management.

The 6 core capabilities are the following:

  • Demand Management
  • Market and supplier analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Total cost of ownership, saving and NPV
  • Project management
  • Delivering against commitments

Recruiter : Suzuki