Global Category Manager Lead – C(D)MO (gn)

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At MorphoSys, our ambition is to redefine how cancer is treated. As a global, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, we are driven by the urgency to discover, develop, and deliver groundbreaking medicines, aspiring to give more life for people with cancer.
Our success is created by our people and we bring together exceptional talent from around the world. We are an equal opportunity employer and take pride in offering our colleagues an open, flexible, and diverse work environment. We are looking for people who share our values and are motivated to improve the lives of people impacted by cancer.
Our headquarters are in Planegg, Germany and our U.S. operations are anchored in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit us at, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsible for allocated Procurement Categories / C(D)MO
  • Provide guidance, mentoring and training to the team of Global Lead Buyer
  • Provide managerial support for operational and tactical execution
  • Lead the development of category-specific strategies
  • Identify and implement category-specific strategic tools and techniques
  • Build effective internal partnerships and work within these stakeholders to flawlessly execute strategies
  • Measure and manage performance of the category
  • Contribute to the development of the overall Procurement strategy by providing area-specific knowledge to the organization
  • Identify, implement, efficiently and effectively manage category-specific purchasing process
  • Collaborate and build productive relationships with internal business partners and stakeholders
  • Operationalize category management to deliver value across the organization through
    • Cross-functional alignment
    • Execution of RFI / RFP / RFQ
    • Contract negotiation
    • Savings
    • Supplier relationship management
    • Supplier performance management and measurement
    • Risk management

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Ideally 5+ years of relevant experience in Procurement in the Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry or equivalent, especially experience in C(D)MO category
  • Any other category management experience would be a plus
  • Project management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Market knowledge and market research capabilities
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Customer-centric mindset
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with e-procurement and e-sourcing tools
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles
  • Significant experience with current Sourcing and Procurement systems and related processes required
  • Strong MS Office skills

We offer:

  • Creative working in X-functional teams
  • Open and appreciative corporate culture
  • Multicultural environment
  • Working in an attractive, high-quality equipped building with restaurant
  • Free sports and language courses
  • Simplified application for people from Ukraine (fast track via LinkedIn Profile); additional relocation package

Thank you for your interest! We are looking forward to receiving your pertinent application documents. For your application please use exclusively our career portal. We offer not only excellent career prospects, but also support you from the very beginning – even helping you move if necessary.

MorphoSys AG, Semmelweisstraße 7, 82152 Planegg