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Board And Senior, Purchasing, Procurement & Sourcing, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

€Very Competitive (DOE) + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Location: Germany



"Pharmaceutical sector, category management professional required to lead external/third party contract manufacturing supply."


€Very Competitive (DOE) + Bonus + Excellent Benefits


Location: Dusseldorf, Germany - Remote/Hybrid Working


Our client is a Pan European pharmaceutical drug and medical device manufacturer.


It is currently seeking a highly experienced procurement manager to head up its external contract manufacturing and supply category.


As part of the German business unit, you will be based remotely with monthly visits to site in Dusseldorf and the rest of your time working from home or visiting suppliers in Germany and across Europe.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional, university degree educated, ideally with a procurement or supply chain related post graduate qualification. In this pivotal role, you will be instrumental in shaping the business pipeline and implementing a robust procurement strategy for external manufacturing and supply of finished dosage forms.


The Role:

· Designing and implementing procurement strategies for finished dosage products at third party contract manufacturers in Europe, in line with global strategy and regional country requirements.

· Negotiate, execute and implement contracts and agreements, delivering world class total savings objectives.

· All aspects of supplier performance management including regular business reviews.

· Identifying product and process innovation potential at third party contract manufacturers leveraging innovation.

· Collaborating with dedicated project teams to develop and launch innovative products.

· Taking over leadership responsibilities in projects and functional leadership relations.

· Applying professional procurement knowledge to spot and manage any commercial implications, risks, and opportunities.

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· Ensuring product profitability, innovation, and on-time delivery through your passion and commitment.

· Managing supplier relationships at all levels to give our client a competitive edge.

· Exploring global markets, acquiring necessary know-how, and contributing to the enhancement of business impact.


The Ideal Candidate:

· Ideally currently resident in Germany and fluent /native German language capability. Fluency in English and another European language would be highly advantageous.

· University degree educated in economics, business, engineering, or science. A post graduate qualification in purchasing, procurement and supply chain would be highly advantageous.

· At least seven years' experience in procurement category management within the pharmaceutical sector including extensive experience of sourcing, negotiation and supplier performance management of third-party contract manufacturers of finished dosage products.

· Experience gained within multinational matrix pharmaceutical environment.

· Excellent analytical and negotiation skills.

· Excellent cross functional communication and relationship building skills to facilitate projects to identify synergies and cost savings.

· Experience of SAP ERP highly advantageous. Excellent Excel skills.


To apply without delay, please email your CV in English, quoting reference LX 1904033.


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