Buyer Direct Spend Chemicals,

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Danielle van Heeswijk



Fulltime / Parttime





€5000 - €5000


Supply chain & Logistics

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The Buyer (Inkoper) reports to the Procurement Manager and works within the direct procurement & sourcing department.
Purpose of the job
The Direct Procurement & Sourcing department is responsible for sourcing and procurement of all direct materials for our factory in the Netherlands. You are responsible for the direct materials as solvents, chemicals, packaging materials, Regulatory Starting Materials, Advanced Intermediates.  Gather market intelligence and translate this into business opportunities and supply risk mitigation plans. Continuously identify spend reduction opportunities and achieve year-on-year savings on the factory portfolio within an increasingly stringent GMP environment.
Job description
The primary activities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for sourcing and procurement of direct materials (chemicals, solvents, excipients) as requested by stakeholders.
  • Setting up or contributing to the set-up of purchase/supply agreements
  • Ensure that all purchase agreements are in compliance with corporate and local laws, policies, regulations, within agreed timelines and optimal conditions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a worldwide supplier base.
  • Evaluate the performance of suppliers and develop and implement initiatives for improvement.
  • Through meetings with stakeholders and suppliers, identify initiatives for savings, simplification and standardizations of the procurement process.
  • Deliver agreed financial value such as savings, favorable payment terms, working capital reduction, inventory reduction etc. 
  • Interact with stakeholders and establish relationships resulting in stakeholder commitment and timely development of and implementation of sourcing strategies
  • Develop sourcing strategies and translate into practical implementation plans; prepare business cases/ justifications for changes and manage project timelines and budgets.


Job requirements

  • HBO or University degree in commercial, finance or life science.
  • Additional commercial/procurement degree preferred (MBA, NEVI 2 or 3).
  • At least 5 years of GMP sourcing and procurement experience or similar commercial position in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Good knowledge of GMP and EHS standards.
  • Good communicating skills, flexible in style to communicate at different levels in- and outside the organization
  • Ability to negotiate in fluent English, handle effectively in foreign, particularly far eastern business culture environment
  • Proficient in the Dutch language, written and spoken

Over het bedrijf

Large international pharmaceutical company


  • A contract directly with the company
  • market conform package with a salary between 55K - 70K depending on experience and knowlegde
  • Next to a competitive salary we offer an attractive bonus system.
  • Furthermore you receive 25 holidays and 12,5 extra days on a full time employment.
  • We also offer a collective health care insurance and excellent pension plan



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Danielle van Heeswijk

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