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Procurement Lead (Devices and Packaging) - Remote and Brussels,Belgium - French and English speaking

Octopus Computer Associates

Posted on Jun 5, 2021 by Octopus Computer Associates

Brussel, Belgium
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Procurement Lead (Devices and Packaging) - Remote and Brussels, Belgium - French and English speaking

One of our Blue Chip Clients is urgently looking for a Procurement Lead (Devices and Packaging).

For this role you can initially work remotely, but once the COVID restrictions are lifted you may need to spend some time in Brussels.

Please find some details below:

You like to work in an environment where you can:

Work independently or as a part of a team to manage projects and ensure their successful deployment across the organization.

Build solid relationship and trust with your colleagues, business stakeholders and the suppliers in your portfolio.

Join a team that continues to grow and aim for high-performance with an extended value proposition

Focus yourselves on added value activities and benefit from all the backstage floor: tools for new data mining, analysts to help you building your strategy and credibility with your stakeholders, a new Robot helping you encoding contract, teams supporting e-RFP in Ariba and placing purchase agreement, 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 life cycle 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

Please send CV for full details and immediate interviews. We are a preferred supplier to the client.

Reference: 1219856334

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