The Senior Strategic Buyer reports to the Procurement Manager and works within the direct procurement & sourcing department.
Purpose of the job The senior strategic buyer is responsible for sourcing and procurement of all direct materials for the factory (e.g. solvents, chemicals, packaging materials, Early and late stage Intermediates). Gather market intelligence and translate this into business opportunities, sourcing strategies and supply risk mitigation plans.
You manage the sourcing of all starting materials (early and late stage), solvents and chemicals. Proactively working on reducing risks in supply. With all new / revisions of contracts you negotiate for the best interest of the factory. You find the right balance between cost, relationship and security of supply in the unique GMP and BRZO environment we are working in. Activities include outsourced production to Asia and API’s sourcing. Job description The primary activities include but are not limited to:
Accountable for relationship management and negotiations for all starting materials for the factories chemical portfolio with a focus on Asia and Europe in close cooperation with stakeholders
You constantly screen the market to look for new (chemical) technologies and innovative production methods that could be licensed in and be of value for the factory
Setting up and implementation of the purchase/supply agreements strategies
Interact with stakeholders and establish relationships resulting in stakeholder commitment and timely development and implementation of sourcing strategies
Ensure sourcing is executed within compliance with corporate and local laws, policies, regulations, within agreed timelines and optimal conditions
Through connecting with stakeholders and suppliers, identify initiatives for savings, simplification, standardization and increased robustness of the procurement process
Deliver agreed financial value such as savings, favorable payment terms, working capital reduction, inventory reduction etc.
Translate sourcing strategies into actionable implementation plans; prepare business cases/ justifications for changes and manage project timelines and budgets
Ensure SHE standards are followed by suppliers during visit’s, audit’s and when onboarding new suppliers and or materials
Travel is part of the role (~10/15%), focus is on Asia and Europe
Over het bedrijf
Large international pharmaceutical company
Preferably commercial/procurement degree (MBA, NEVI 2 or 3).
At least 5 years sourcing and procurement experience or similar commercial position
Excellent knowledge of GMP environment and standards
Entrepreneurial spirit and capable of coherently influencing others
Proven presentation techniques and excellent negotiating skills
Focus on implementation and delivery of results within agreed timelines
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
A contract directly with the company
market conform package with a salary between 70K - 85K 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
For more information regarding the position please contact Danielle van Heeswijk via email@example.com of call 06-53 52 56 82.
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