Procurement Lead (Devices and Packaging)
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My Client a Leading Pharmaceutical Company based in Slough requires a Procurement Lead (Devices and Packaging)
About our team
At Global Procurement we have embarked onto a transformational journey aimed to leverage best-in-class procurement to contribute to the companies ambition to become the patient preferred biopharma leader. Our purpose is to drive sustainable procurement and deliver solutions beyond traditional sourcing whilst leveraging our position as a knowledgeable and trusted partner for our stakeholders, partners and suppliers.
Our team is primarily focused on upstream procurement, sustainability, business partnering, market analysis, risk management, demand management, negotiation, contract management and supplier relationship management.
The Devices & Primary Packaging categories have seen a substantial increase at the company and they will continue to develop as most of our products in the development pipeline are full patient solutions. The increased complexity and their growing importance are important challenges ahead and an area of big impact to the company.
To this extent we are looking to fill the position of Procurement Lead, Devices & Packaging to be based in Brussels, Belgium (preferred) or at one of our main sites in Europe: Bulle, Switzerland or Slough, UK
You like to work in an environment where you can:
Work transversally as a part of a team to manage projects and ensure their successful deployment across the organization.
Build solid relationships based on trust with your colleagues, business stakeholders and the suppliers in your portfolio.
Join a team that continues to grow and aims for high-performance with an extended value proposition that extends beyond delivering on financials
Be yourself, in a company where Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of our core values and where we strive to create a work environment adapted to each individual
Focus yourself on added value activities and benefit from our backbone in terms of tools for analytics to help you in building your strategy and elevating your credibility with your stakeholders, toolkits to facilitate your SRM discussions, access to intelligence platforms to leverage best practices, thought leadership to elevate your maturity in terms of sustainable procurement, etc.
Develop yourself - Next to our terms of employment and benefits, we genuinely believe in the personal development of our team and invest considerable resources to provide on-going training that builds and extends professional, technical and management skills in all areas.
You will contribute by:
Leading a relevant portfolio of spend which will be growing substantially in the next coming years in the areas of Devices (injectables and nasal), printed and non-printed primary packaging (mostly for aseptic filling) and companion diagnostics
Building solid relationships with the Devices & Packaging team and the extended stakeholder eco-system to fully understand the business and technical requirements
Liaising with colleagues in Procurement for matters requiring technical expertise around transversal product capabilities (for example secondary packaging and drug product) and the centers of expertise for procurement excellence (analytics, sustainability, risk management, systems and digitalization, etc.)
Providing the business with the market trends, the competitive landscape and the dynamics around the supply markets enabling the development of sound procurement strategies and execution plans
Coaching stakeholders and peers to gain important business insights, market conditions, supply and compliance risk and the competitive landscape with the aim to leverage global markets and differentiated sourcing strategies
Managing and nurture external partner's relationships
Establishing business agreements and their lifecycle management
For this position we will be looking for someone with the following expertise:
Relevant technical and/or academic background for the categories under assignment. You may not have all, and still we would like to hear from you
Minimum 8 years of experience in similar strategic Procurement or Sales roles with a background in the pharmaceutical industry
A good knowledge of these category's market and the main differentiation factors (plus)
Mindset and behaviours aligned to our values where compliance, reputation and high ethical standards are core
Great communication skills - ability to think creatively, engage in effective communication and promote change with internal stakeholders and suppliers
Fluent in English
Why you should apply
At the company, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients and create a sustainable impact to the communities and environment in which we operate. Working for us you'll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees - just as we do for the patients we serve.
If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our journey, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.