Publication date: 24 May 2019

Senior Procurement Category Project Specialist Temporary Labor

Roche Polska

Location: Warszawa


Category: Procurement

Level of English: C1-C2

Ref. no.: 201805-107270

Position level: Specialist

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Senior Procurement Category Project Specialist Temporary Labor

Location: Warsaw Topaz, Poland 


As Senior Procurement Category Project Specialist, you are part of Roche Global Procurement and you will be part of the global Human Capital category team, supporting regional and global Category Managers in the execution of Global/Regional Category Strategies.

The Human Capital category includes HR services (training, recruitment…), Temporary Labor, and Professional Services. The Temporary Labor category is looking holistically at how Roche is managing its contingent workforce (including contractors, consultants, temporary workers and managed services) and defining and implementing the strategy to optimize use of external resources.

Global Procurement (GP) is a key function that delivers value to Roche by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods and services and the management of Roche’s third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, GP helps bring innovative tests and medicines to patients.



As the Senior Procurement Category Project Specialist Temporary Labor, you are responsible globally for delivering high value strategic projects in the contingent workforce space, according to the Temporary Labor Category Strategies, Business needs and annual pipeline of initiatives.

You will be responsible for ensuring the successful execution and completion of various types of projects like global/regional supplier base rationalization, contract negotiation, Supplier Relationship Management process optimization, Vendor Management System implementation, process improvement and stakeholder training.

You will be executing these assigned procurement projects using robust project governance and management, stakeholder engagement, and Roche’s category and supplier management approaches.


Your responsibilities:

  • Executing complex category strategy projects, or high value sourcing initiatives assigned by Category Management teams to deliver in line with agreed targets.
  • Managing Project teams for specific projects, ensuring completion of agreed deliverables and quality of customer service.
  • Establishing effective project governance by ensuring a robust project structure with clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Monitoring and mitigating risks by overseeing the progress of projects and pro-actively identifying and reporting any projected risks, resolving issues on a timely basis and escalating them where appropriate.
  • Ensuring a smooth and efficient handover to other capability groups, including converting project outcomes into useable category buying guides or other content.


Your qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Life Science or Human Resources.
  • 3+ years procurement experience delivering measurable value in strategic sourcing, enterprise cost reduction, and/or operational efficiency projects.
  • 3+ years of project management experience including risk management, project reporting, and delivering quantitative and qualitative results in complex environments.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Contingent Workforce spend category and potential cost levers or market fundamentals.
  • Strong experience in upwards communication and senior stakeholder management skills supported by good interpersonal competencies (communication, influencing).
  • Business level fluency in English.
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