Market Intelligence - Building Procurement’s Next Generation Operating Model at Roche

Together with Roche Global Procurement, we’re looking for technology solutions that support Roche Global Procurement with relevant market and supplier insights (including the latest innovations and technology trends).

Roche Global Procurement is looking for a technology provider that can provide real-time market, category, and supplier insights and analytics to support decision making.

Can your company contribute to building a next-generation procurement organization?
  •   Collaborate with a global pharmaceutical company

  •   You may be selected to run a pilot or MVP

  •   Scaling opportunities if proven successful

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Challenge Details

Market Intelligence - Real time market, category and supplier insight and analytics to support decision making.


Relevant market and supplier insights (including latest innovations and technology trends) will enable Roche Global Procurement to act as a proactive business partner and thought leader, and equip them with the knowledge, insights, and intelligence to manage the supply ecosystem. Roche is looking for a technology provider that can provide real-time market, category, and supplier insights and analytics to support decision making.


To enable this, Roche Global Procurement aims to enhance market intelligence capabilities in the following focus areas:


From a Human Intelligence portfolio to a combination of Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence based portfolio


The current Market Intelligence portfolio consists of primary and secondary research offerings. Research is triggered by a specific Roche request, conducted manually by specialized research suppliers and provided in the form of a written report. Hence, the reports take a lot of time to produce and are very detailed, often long and comprehensive. In the future set up, the usage of technology should allow Global Procurement to receive and leverage insights faster as well as in a different format.


From a reactive to a more proactive approach providing continuous insights

To ensure Global Procurement employees have meaningful insight at hand when and where they need it, we aim to proactively push brief and relevant insights to them ensuring they stay current in the areas they are working in and / or are interested in. There are different needs in terms of the nature of the market intelligence requests. Therefore, the new approach should be split into 2 Phases:


Phase 1 - Push standard insights: continuous news feeds on predefined focus areas, keywords, or data sources (e.g. PHC).

Phase 2 - Pull customized requests: one-time requests to respond to questions that support a RFI or category strategies (e.g. Who are potential suppliers for a specific service or what are latest trends in a dedicated market).


The insights that Global Procurement is interested in are quite similar across both phases and can be split into the following focus areas:

-Supplier focus like business profile, financial KPIs, risk information, innovation

-Market focus like trends, drivers, innovation, key player, risk, regulatory changes, PESTLE Analysis, Roche competitor analysis


Roche Global Procurement is in the midst of a transformation journey towards becoming the next-generation procurement organization. Their agenda is focused on building a future operating model that combines agile new ways of working and true business partnering. In order to achieve this, Roche will develop a structured platform for cooperation and collaboration with technology providers.

Practical Details

The challenge owners will select the top applicants, who will be invited for a virtual selection day. The top applicants get the chance to share their solution with key Roche stakeholders. Afterwards, the top candidate(s) for each challenge may be invited to participate in a pilot to test their solution in the field.


Challenge Applications:


Master Data Management:

Portfolio & Resource:

Other Procurement Technology:

  • You may receive a development and pilot budget
  • Access to a global network of connected businesses and the potential opportunity to scale your solution across Roche following a successful pilot
  • Exposure to the Digital Procurement World network, including other partners and investors who may be interested in your solution
28 August 2020
Master Data Management (Challenge 1) Applications Close
2 September 2020
Market Intelligence (Challenge 2) Applications Close
9 September 2020
Portfolio & Resource Management (Challenge 3) Applications Close

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