Information Systems Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Manager
About Syngenta As global demand for food and fuel continues to rise, we are dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Syngenta is one of the worlds leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. We work in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal contribution is rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture. Role purpose To drive the definition and continuous review of Research & Devlopment (R&D) Information Systems (IS)capabilities needed to support the IS needs of Syngentas research and development departmentTo deliver a sourcing strategy for the delivery of IT services to Global R&D IS and maintain a strategic risk assessment of our ability to deliver to the R&D IS computational science strategyTo execute and implement the sourcing needs of R&D IS, for a variety of Information Systems related needs, in close collaboration with existing domains and services and global procurementTo ensure that R&D IS supplier strategy is appropriately focused on R&D scientific computing needs and the day to day needs of the project and product delivery teams are met.To ensure that R&D is getting maximum value from existing supplier relationships and is able to engage with new suppliers in an agile and fast moving market for scientific computing. Accountabilities Drive the definition of a global R&D IS sourcing strategy (in-house, off-shore, near-shore, external etc) agreed with R&D IS leadership and Global Supplier Management and then implement, improve and ensure delivery of the sourcing strategyDevelop and implement a RDIS specific supplier management frameworkDrive the definition of a global R&D IS supplier strategy agreed with the R&D IS leadership team and Global Supplier ManagementDevelop, improve and ensure delivery of IT services with niche scientific and strategic vendors in accordance with the strategyWork closely with R&D IS portfolio and R&D IS supplier manager to ensure an end-to-end approach from portfolio definition to delivery.Work closely with Domain and Service Heads on short and long-term strategic demand in support of R&DDevelop supplier analysis and market intelligence to support sourcing strategies and evolving capabilities neededDevelop KPIs and Measures for different IT sourcing types and suppliers and conduct regular supplier landscape review and evaluationIn conjunction with the RDIS Supplier Manager and Service Heads, manage the relationships with suppliers to maximize the benefits for R&D IS through a partnership approachHolds the balance between the R&D specific domain needs and the harmonized platform delivery model through the services.Ensures that the sourcing strategy is aiming for efficient delivery with low internal overhead. Skills: Experience Required Several years’ experience in working within or close to R&D within Syngenta or other strongly R&D oriented companySeveral years’ experience in demand and supply in information systemsProven record of successful implementation s of sourcing strategies and strategic supplier managementExperience in working across countries and cultures in order to achieve solutions, including with external vendors. Critical Knowledge Excellent knowledge of project and service delivery within information systems with a focus on the support of R&D processesExcellent knowledge of different sourcing strategies for information systemsExcellent knowledge of strategic demand managementExcellent knowledge of the science supporting tools and techniques used within chemistry and biology disciplinesExcellent knowledge of the niche scientific vendor marketExcellent issue management skills and techniques Critical success factors & key challenges Full understanding of the R&D IS strategy and its impact on the supply of services to R&DDetailed understanding of different sourcing strategies for IS services and its pros and consUnderstanding of Syngenta strategic supplier capabilities and the supplier management process in SBS IS ServicesFull understanding of the needed capabilities within R&D IS to successfully support R&D in their strategy Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.Apply for this job.