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Senior Buyer - Raw Materials - Global Pharmaceutical Company

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Delft, Netherlands

  • A challenging role in a fast growing, globally operating company

  • Strategy development and implementation for direct spend of the region EMEA

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A market leader in the Pharmaceutical industry

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As a Senior Buyer Direct Materials EMEA you:

  • Are part of the regional procurement team EMEA.
  • Support the strategic procurement transformation into becoming a mature and lean procurement team that minimizes risks, reduces costs and maximizes value.
  • Are responsible for strategy development and implementation for direct spend of the region EMEA, in order to deliver maximum value in the direct categories, supply chain, commerce and business services.
  • Align and create buy-in from internal stakeholders/customers.
  • Execute contract implementation in a way that maximizes future contract compliance and continuously improve supplier performance.
  • Conclude contracts at best possible prices and conditions to enhance the company's bottom line.
  • Impact directly on bottom line results for the region EMEA by creating an environment where supply chain costs can be minimized.
  • Own the ERP transformation for your categories.
  • Support the global category lead indirect materials and work closely together with the EMEA team and teams in other regions.
  • Key responsibilities
  • Prepare budget direct spend, enhance cost awareness, monitor expenses versus budget and report periodically.
  • Report results achieved at corporate level timely and accurately.
  • Execute following (SAP) roles: Buyer, Contract Manager.
  • Buying responsible for direct spend categories (conclude contracts, manage implementation and ensure compliance).
  • Draft and implement Category Plans for applicable EMEA categories and execute sourcing strategy accordingly.
  • Functional steering for EMEA direct purchasing spend.
  • Contract Manager: develop and manage relationships/partnership with suppliers and track their performance.
  • Provide input to the Supply Chain and Procurement Director EMEA on the annual context/trends in the categories.
  • Provide input to the yearly EMEA Procurement Plan.
  • Complexity of the job
  • Deep understanding of internal customers and local practices to enable professional sourcing and contract implementation.
  • Working in and aligning with cross-functional and/or cross-regional teams.
  • Leading and executing the process respectively for supplier base and contract maintenance.


  • You have knowledge of the procurement process (source to contract and purchase to pay) in business-to-business context.
  • You are able to express your ideas with ease and flair in Dutch and English.
  • You have a Master in Business Administration, Commerce, Engineering or other relevant disciplines.
  • You have studied Nevi 1, 2 or equivalent. You have a recognized qualification in Purchasing and have extensive knowledge of SAP, MS Office software and Internet.
  • You have experience (minimum 7 years) in Procurement with focus on raw materials, such as solvents & reagents, glucose, electric utilities, waste streams, amongst others.
  • You have understanding of total cost of ownership principles and experience in Strategic purchasing. And you have experience of working in an international environment.
  • You have excellent communication, social and commercial skills.
  • You are result oriented, you have excellent planning and organization skills and you are a team player.


  • We offer a local contract in a challenging, comprehensive and operational environment, with many opportunities for personal input and plenty of discussions with other professionals.
  • The organization is very flat. You have a lot of freedom and responsibility in an open, direct and informal atmosphere.
  • We offer a competitive remuneration package with good secondary labor conditions.

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