Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Regional Product Supply Category Leader

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Serve as PS Senior Counterpart for regional clusters, addressing LCT needs for years 2-5 including strategic initiatives such as pipeline growth, future capabilities matrix, insourcing innovation, and new product development
  • Fully integrated in Regional governance for years 2-5 planning, prioritization, approval, etc with shared accountability to deliver/ensuring alignment of product pipeline strategies with PS strategies and key functions
  • Responsible to ensure an efficient and sustainable supply chain strategy for NPDs within the assigned “Local Pearls” product portfolio
  • Strategic link to key Manufacturing Sites & Stakeholders ensuring capabilities to support growth
  • Ownership of OTC Switch projects which fall under Region scope and outside of Global Categories
  • Provide input/guidance into business development opportunities such as in licensing, procurement led projects such as Make Vs. Buy activities, etc.
  • Lead options analysis and presentation into the Evaluation Board and Global Sourcing Council
  • Coach individuals and oversee the development of skills and leadership behaviors of PS persons delivering for the category team, collaborate to ensure program assignments are balanced to meet product/brand needs while ensuring workload balance amongst resources

Who you are

B.S. degree required with an advanced degree or equivalent preferred with a minimum of twelve (12) years relevant work experience.  Candidate should have broad cross functional skills and business/management/operations experience.  Having knowledge of the functions that support the business would be beneficial and include: Supply Chain, Operations, External Manufacturing, Business Development, Regulatory, Quality, Packaging, Procurement and Marketing.   Horizontal and vertical leadership skills, business acumen, persuasion and influence, assertiveness, proactive mindset, accountability and capability in working with and influencing people outside of the Product Supply organization is critical.  The position requires a person with a strategic and commercial viewpoint who approaches decision making from the company perspective. 

Demonstrated experience in the following areas:

  • This role is essentially the catalyst between PS and the Commercial and I&D organizations; making the ability to assimilate a large quantity of information, take decisions quickly and manage stakeholders at many levels and functions key.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to articulate concepts and ideas related to assigned product portfolio 、
  • Self-motivated with high degree of initiative and excellent follow-up skills, along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to work in cross-functional, global teams as well as ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to manage high amounts of complexity; be objective and to leverage available resources based on sound, strategic rationale
  • Strong customer-focused orientation.  Proven ability to think and sell conceptually as well as influence others
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast moving and International cross-cultural environment
  • Strategic thinker and ability to think outside the box
  • Ability to manage and lead teams as well as experience with managing own budget and people
  • Knowledge/ understanding of GMP environment requirements for OTC drug, cosmetics, medical device, nutritionals, and food a must
  • Capability to manage across all levels of the organization
  • Fluent in Business English – multi-lingual is a plus

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Country: China
Location: Shanghai
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