Procurement Delivery Manager - External Workforce

Canada, Ontario, Mississauga
Costa Rica, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

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This posting represents two open positions in different locations: 

1 in Mississauga, Canada

1 in San Jose, Costa Rica

When applying, please indicate in the questionnaire which location you apply for.


Procurement Delivery Manager - External Workforce

Roche has defined an exciting 10-year ambition plan, requiring us to adapt and transform to our evolving ecosystem and challenges ahead of us. We have redesigned our Global Procurement (GP) organization to ensure we can succeed in this new environment and deliver on our mission for patients by building new capabilities and creating a more agile organization. Our goal is to improve our ability to deliver on our vision to “accelerate Roche’s goal to bring innovative solutions to patients quickly and efficiently through business and supplier partnerships.” If you are excited about driving this change and catalyzing the future in the External Workforce capability areas, including Consulting & Contingent Workforce, the Procurement Delivery Manager - External Workforce role is for you.

What is the Delivery capability?

The Delivery capability covers the core procurement activities from category management, strategic and operational sourcing, supplier management, content strategy definition, and execution. The Delivery capability comprises many communities grouping categories of the same value chain or having commonality. The communities are key enablers of strong category expertise while allowing flexibility in the procurement delivery response to the evolving needs of our customers.

This position is part of the Commercial and Corporate Services Procurement team reporting into the Procurement Delivery Lead - External Workforce.

Are you wondering what is in it for you?


Are you interested in further developing and leveraging your market knowledge, business partnering, and influencing skills? Here is why we think the Procurement Delivery Manager - External Workforce role is a fantastic job to consider!

As a Procurement Delivery Manager, you will work in a dynamic global environment where you bring analytical thinking, planning, execution, and focus to the procurement sourcing and delivery capability area. Thanks to your strong problem-solving and core procurement skills, you will effectively collaborate with internal procurement (customer relationship management, contracting, solutions, etc.) and business stakeholders to translate business needs into sourcing, spend management activities, and content enhancement. Based on your general procurement and commodity expertise, you ensure the effective and efficient delivery of core procurement services and continuous improvement of automation and content availability. 

You will work closely with team members to support customer demand, improve the customer buying experience, deliver on day-to-day operational activities, and provide capacity and expertise to provide productivity and other customer-oriented projects/solutions.

Your key responsibilities include:

Your successful performance and contribution depend on the full embodiment and demonstration of core mindsets and behaviors, including an entrepreneurial spirit, enterprise thinking, inclusive collaboration, and desire for continuous learning that underpin our culture and ways of working.

As a Procurement Delivery Manager, you will play a variety of roles according to your experience, knowledge, and the general business/team requirements, such as:

  • Category and sourcing subject matter specialist conducting market and internal analysis to develop and implement strategies and tactical plans for Roche to source and negotiate for third-party goods and services that satisfy stakeholder requirements.

  • Procurement practitioner delivering and executing sourcing strategies by leveraging spend, category know-how, robust sourcing, negotiation, contracting, supplier management, and project management skills to achieve objectives and key results.

  • Content and automation advocate translating sourcing outcomes and opportunities into content and automated buying channels that improve business adoption, satisfaction, and overall efficiency.

You will work within the broader team and GP networks and squads to determine the various roles needed to deliver project and foundational work. 


You bring the following capabilities, mindset, and behaviors:


You hold a university degree, with a business degree preferable. You also have 5 + years of experience in strategic sourcing, category strategy building, and strategic project execution with general contracting understanding and proficiency or relevant commodity experience. 

In addition, you have:

  • The ability to explain complex or higher complexity capability information to others or collect/translate moderate complexity stakeholder requirements in situations requiring alignment and consensus.

  • Experience in procurement systems and operational processes such as contracting, (e)Sourcing, and spot buying

  • Knowledge and experience in the commodity area and awareness of adjacent commodities.

  • Negotiating & contracting capabilities.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Business level fluency in English.


Mindset & Behaviors

  • You strive to act as an enterprise thinker and leverage knowledge and expertise to create solutions for business customers by proactively fostering collaboration, including across the procurement network.

  • You are action-oriented and can make decisions and influence others to do the same; you repurpose work and ideas in favor of starting from scratch. 

  • You demonstrate curiosity, active listening, and a willingness to experiment and test new ideas when appropriate, focusing on continuous learning and improvement.

  • You work with colleagues across procurement, business, and the broader Roche organization to broaden knowledge and expertise, better understand customer needs, and connect the dots.

  • You are open-minded and inclusive, generously sharing ideas and knowledge while being receptive to ideas and feedback from others.




When you apply as an internal Roche candidate, you can use your Workday profile or upload a resume/CV in English.

When you apply as an external candidate from outside of Roche, please upload a resume/CV in English and a cover letter (if relevant) in one step.

Job Level:

Individual contributor