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Procurement Lead (Drug Product) - 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 (Drug Product) - Remote and Brussels, Belgium - French and English speaking

One of our Blue Chip Clients is urgently looking for a Procurement Lead (Drug Product).

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 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 +€300 million portfolio of spend which will be growing substantially in the next coming years in the areas of pharma, biologics and gene therapy
  • Building solid relationships with the different technical value streams and the extended stakeholder eco-system to fully understand the business and the technical requirements
  • Providing a holistic approach for Drug Product across the value streams and develop sound commercial strategies which are well articulated and aligned across the organization.
  • Aligning and providing strategic guidance to Sourcing Managers in the development and execution of projects
  • Liaising with other colleagues within Procurement such as 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 portfolio 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 the Drug Product CDMO market and the main differentiation factors
  • 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: 1219856339

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