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Boehringer Ingelheim Category Manager Media in Ingelheim, Germany

The Position

Boehringer Ingelheim is a worldwide family-owned company that has a unique combination of Human Pharma and Animal Health businesses, an amazing pipeline for the next 15 years and a strong ambition: Life Forward. To future-proof our Business success, we need to ensure Sourcing´s enablement of the Business in a sustainable way. Therefore, we are looking to extend our Indirect Global Sourcing team on the category that manages 1 of the 3 biggest investments in any brand: Media.

What is Media at Boehringer? It´s a globally managed category, fast evolving and that engages with C-Level Business stakeholders to help them translate their strategy and goals with the right category strategy, the right vendors, the right framework. It´s a Sourcing team that works across functions and cultures to ensure the success of Boehringer when engaging with customers, consumers, and stakeholders.

As Category Manager in Global Sourcing Indirect at Boehringer Ingelheim you’ll be on a versatile mission. Eager to make a difference? This is your chance: welcome to our team!

Tasks & responsibilities

  • With your strategic prowess, persuasive skills, and assertive nature, you'll be set to craft and execute the Media category strategy. Your strategy will redefine the norms in terms of market speed, long-term strategic sourcing decisions, competitive sourcing & agency roster.

  • Always on the lookout for innovation, you'll keep a keen eye on markets, scout for new solutions, service providers for your category, evaluate risks, and pioneer new channels or solutions.

  • You'll be the driving force behind implementing innovative processes that lead to improve Agency & Media management, RoI (calculation and tracking) and budgeting.

  • Besides, you'll be on the hunt for new suppliers, evaluate current and potential ones, and foster strong relationships with existing and new business partners.

  • You'll also serve as the go-to person for assigned business partners for Sourcing, providing support on cross-category issues and sharing relevant information.


  • Master’s degree or Diploma in Business Administration

  • Experience on international category management at Media Sourcing, both Direct to Consumer and Professional- Media Agency experience is a plus

  • Experience in risk management and compliance (including due diligence, PV, Data Protection, ABAC, NTA) as well as know-how in RoI and budgeting- Knowledge on GCP is a plus

  • Analytical, extremely high communication and presentation skills, engagement & management of C-Level Business Partners

  • Open-minded, motivated, persuasive, and perseverant personality, able to take on extremely relevant responsibilities

  • English (Bilingual)

*Ready to contact us? *

If you have any questions about the job posting or process - please contact our HR Direct Team, Tel: +49 (0) 6132 77-3330 or via mail: hr.de@boehringer-ingelheim.com

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person’s actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.