Global Category Manager GICT & Professional Services - Temporary

Date:  12 Jun 2024
Department:  Global Procurement
Team:  Supply Chain/Logistics & Procurement
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Contract Type:  Temporary

Parma, IT

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to to have been awarded with B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi Corporate Functions

These are the functions supporting the business: 

  • Global HR
  • Global Finance, Procurement & IT
  • Group Legal & Corporate Affairs
  • Global Communication & External Relations
  • Transformation
  • Global Strategy, SV&S and Business Development


Who we are looking for


Within our Global Procurement organization, we are looking for an ICT Category Buyer who will be responsible for all ICT global initiatives (Software & Hardware) from both contractual and commercial stand point. The Category Buyer will be in touch with different stakeholders from all over the world to ensure the continuous Chiesi global expansion, working side by side with all our affiliates and our international procurement team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Referring to General Sourcing-Category guidelines and Company needs, develops sourcing strategies at a global level, analyses sourcing performances, implements and collaborates for action plan;
  • Collects medium/long term Category requirements at a global level, identifies supplier rationalization opportunities, new potential supply sources, analyzes supplier financial status, develops sourcing strategy within the group for the assigned categories, verifies the trend analysis results suggesting where and if necessary corrective actions;
  • Manages Strategic Sourcing scouting processes, verifying benchmark activities for new suppliers and conducting risk assessment activities in terms of identification and analysis of critical drivers, parameters to measure new suppliers;
  • Manages and prepares annual Vendor Evaluations, supports the execution of the audit process, the analysis of audit results and the identification of the action plans for new and current suppliers;
  • Supports the development of specific activities to increase supplier performance and ensures operational integration cross Chiesi’s Affiliates in terms of price, trends, opportunities, global coordination and implementation of General Sourcing initiatives at supplier level;
  • Manages the negotiation of Sourcing Contracts, Supply Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Letters of Intent, MSA at Global level, working closely with Corporate Legal dept.;
  • Brings added value performing identified KPIs for Cost Optimization of related Category.  

Experience Required

At least 2 years of work experience in Procurement functions, experience in managing and negotiating Indirect categories especially Hardware, Software and Consultancy services will be a plus.


Preferred Bachelor / Master’s Degree in Business Economics, Computer Science or similar


Fluent in English

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of SAP (ERP system)
  • Knowledge of IT tools in Windows and Office

Soft Skills

Adaptability and flexibility
Negotiation skills
Problem solving
Time management
Communication skills

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being. 
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.