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Senior Category Manager

Signant Health

Signant Health

United States
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Senior Category Manager

United States Req #2623
Monday, May 6, 2024

US - Remote

Signant Health is a global evidence generation company. We’re helping our customers digitally enable their clinical trial programs, meeting patients where they are, driving change through technology and innovations and reimagining the path to proof. Working at Signant Health puts you in the very heart of the world’s most exciting sector - a high-growth, dynamic company in an extraordinary industry.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Where do you fit in?

The Sr. Category Manager- will define and lead the Procurement engagement, including the creation of Sourcing Plans for all spend on assigned categories (Direct or Indirect) for the business. Lead on the monitoring and reporting of delivery and performance for their nominated supplier contracts within their assigned Category. This position manages competitive bid events, conducts negotiations, performs market/price/financial analysis, develops supplier relationships, tracks and manages supplier performance, reports cost savings, and drives continuous improvement and productivity with suppliers and customers.

As part of our team, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Develop negotiation strategies and company positions on complex (multi-million dollar) contracts.
  • Work with Legal to identify and incorporate appropriate levels of commercial protection.
  • Conduct negotiations to achieve the optimal business results for the company.
  • Perform market analysis and financial analysis to determine business risk associated with a supplier or contract.
  • Establish/maintain professional relationships with suppliers/partners, based on the highest ethical business practices.
  • Be the corporate expert for assigned services categories and know the market drivers, supplier base, emerging technologies, regulatory factors, category spend by supplier, inventory, supplier, and fill rate performance.
  • Acts as primary liaison to suppliers within assigned Categories.
  • May provide leadership and mentoring to junior staff.
You’ll need to bring:
  • Adherence to site Health & Safety
  • Accurate data entry and computer skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with contract management for suppliers, negotiations, and assigned categories.
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to prioritize.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Advanced knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues.
  • Working knowledge of ERP applications such as NetSuite.
  • Ten years of Procurement, Supply Chain, or related experience.
  • Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience in lieu of degree

We will be thrilled if you also have:

  • Understanding and/or experience of clinical trials / pharmaceutical industry
  • Bachelor’s degree

What can we offer you?

We know that everyone has different wants and needs, which is why along with a highly competitive base salary we support our people and their loved ones with a variety of perks and benefits. As part of our team some of the benefits you can expect to receive are:

  • Our Long-Term Incentive Plan, which is unique to the industry
  • The flexibility to work remotely
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance
  • A competitive retirement savings plan
  • Generous paid time off

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you?

Then we’d love to hear from you!
To apply, please submit your resume.


At Signant Health, accepting difference isn’t enough—we celebrate it, we support it, and we nurture it for the benefit of our team members, our clients and our community. Signant Health is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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