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Date:  Jan 5, 2023

Raleigh, US

Job Type:  Long-term/regular

 Direct Category Manager (Packaging) M/F (27541)


At Guerbet, we build lasting relationships so that to enable people to live better. This is Our Purpose.


We are a global leader in medical imaging, offering an extensive portfolio of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital and AI solutions, for diagnostic and interventional imaging. As a pioneer in the field of contrast products since the last 95 years ,we continuously innovate. We dedicate 10% of our revenue to Research & Development such as to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and quality of life of patients.


Achieve, Cooperate, Care and Innovate are the values ​​that we share and practice on a daily basis.


Working at Guerbet is not only being part of a multicultural team of 2,600 people across more than 20 countries, but, it is above all about playing a unique role in the future of medical imaging.


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The Category Manager is responsible for the procurement activities for their assigned commodity and participates in the entire Procurement process for Suppliers’ quality, delivery, cost optimization. As a member of the Procurement team, this position is responsible for defining globally the category strategy and establishing and executing the multi-year Procurement vision. This employee will engage the supply base to bring unique solutions that provide long term value beyond traditional cost savings.

The Category Manager is the key point of contact for the Center of Expertise Packaging. The employee works strategically across multiple business functions and geographies to define all stakeholder needs, Plants best practice, and ideal suppliers. This position is the escalation point for the Raleigh sites related to any quality, delivery, and/or cost issues. The scope of this role includes all types of procurement for any assigned category related to the plants and supply chain activities: Packaging (glass bottles, Labels, Corrugated boxes, folded Cartons…)



  • Establish and execute the multi-year category strategy; working cross functionally to support stakeholders on QDCR aspects
  • Create strategic relationships with key suppliers to drive innovation and improve value
  • Interact with other Corporate & Site Procurement functions to support stakeholders’ needs
  • Create the strategy and manage the transition of key suppliers to cost advantaged countries
  • Supports Global Procurement teams as category SME, directly interfacing with supply base
  • Work with internal stakeholders and identify/achieve finalized procurement targets
  • Ensures all behaviors and supplier behaviors are compliant to the Guerbet Ethics and Policies
  • Provides budgetary guidance to the business and is responsible for providing meaningful category intelligence (industry movement, trends, SWOT, etc.)
  • Prepares and maintains the Savings plan (pipeline of productivity) for their assigned categories
  • Improves the company’s cash position through negotiation (payment terms, down payments…)
  • For procurement decisions, leads the Supplier Selection through to Contract execution
  • Leads the identification of long-term continuous improvement action plans and productivity pipeline prior to hand over to the Site Purchasing
  • Position will, at times, travel between 10-15%



  • 5-8 years of procurement experience across multiple direct packaging material categories and/or commensurate Suppliers experience with a high supplier interaction level
  • Strong experience in manufacturing environments / Plants.
  • Proven experience managing suppliers in cost advantaged regions
  • Demonstrated experience as a creative and strategic thought leader
  • Results oriented, experienced managing multiple deadlines and deliverables
  • Comfortable and capable of using software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and a willingness to expand and increase these competencies.
  • Writing and Verbal skills necessary to effectively communicate technical information to others.
  • Comfortable working and solving problems in ambiguous situations
  • Bachelor's Degree is required 





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