Global Category Manager - Indirect Procurement - Facilities and Engineering


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Purchasing/Procurement
Req Id:  511121

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.



Grifols has been a leader in the healthcare industry since 1940 by creating innovative products and services based on the values of ethics, quality and responsibility. Grifols' activities focus on fulfilling the needs of its patients as well as healthcare professionals working in therapeutics, pharmacy, diagnostics and blood banking. For more than 75 years, Grifols has developed, manufactured and marketed product designed to improve human health. Grifols manufactures plasma derived biopharmaceutical products of proven efficacy, quality and safety. For more information, please visit our website:



Reporting to the Global Director of Indirect Procurement the Global Category Manager - Indirect Procurement Facilities and/or Engineering is a global category manager and a key leader role working with the markets and global procurement teams to deliver best value across the indirect spend portfolio for the Facilities and/or Engineering Categories .


Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Act as trusted adviser to business partners in the vendor sourcing process, communicating strategic approach for vendor negotiations and/or ongoing projects.

  • Lead full range of projects from transactional to complex, spanning all types of third-party services. Identify data and research resources in the industry.

  • Develop programs and projects to enable delivery of the short- and long-term objectives

  • Influences and shapes category strategies, tactics and plans developed in conjunction with the Business and the global procurement team

  • Partner with internal organizations to: define requirements; assist with identifying vendors; lead RFx process and evaluations; provide vendor evaluation framework and make recommendations on vendor selection.

  • Conduct analysis, coordinate key partner participation (Legal, Engineering, Facilities , Finance, etc.) and complete supporting administrative processes.

  • Facilitate efforts across multiple products/brands as well as multiple geographies in developing solutions to problems.

  • Build, communicate, and initiate sourcing project work plan and timeline. Identify supporting efforts, dependencies or barriers. Identify and track any sourcing issues, supervise and report progress

  • Coaches team in the use of sophisticated commercial models, reports and forecasts to challenge and strengthen decision making processes across the business area

  • Optimizes key relationships across GRIFOLS to take full advantage of efficiencies and leverage best practice

  • Networks externally to ensure awareness of current world class thinking

  • Coaches and identifies development opportunities for indirect reports, ensuring appropriate succession planning and creation of a strong development culture


Skills/Qualifications/Education Requirements:  (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, education, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 8+ years procurement/supply chain experience with extensive and significant track-record in strategic procurement OR Master’s Degree and 6+ years procurement/supply chain experience with extensive and significant track-record in strategic procurement

  • Has the mindset and behaviors that are aligned to working in a global pharmaceutical company where compliance, reputation management and the highest ethical standards are at the heart of our values

  • Strong leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to spot and develop talent, build procurement teams and empower others to accomplish individual and organizational objectives

  • Deep experience with a Facilities and/or Engineering spend portfolio is required

  • Deep understanding of category management development, contracting, RFX processes

  • Strong influential skills to partner with internal and external stakeholders

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally

  • Demonstrates successful track-record of driving performance across a complex matrix within a global enterprise and can influence and optimize operating models for his/her functional area

  • Ability to influence strategically, solve problems using conceptual and analytical thinking and constructively work through conflict

  • Familiarity with the latest research and market trends

  • Multilingual is a plus


*Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.  Example:  If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.



Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Frequent hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.  Frequently walks. Occasionally bends and twists neck.  Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 25lbs. Frequently drives to site locations and frequently travels within the United States.  Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues. Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.


EEO Females/Minorities



Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : NC-Clayton:USNC0002 - Clayton 


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