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Procurement Transformation Manager - Global Pharmaceutical Company

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

  • Manage procurement transformation across all BU's and spend categories

  • Foster close cross-functional and cross-regional collaboration

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Our client has a rich history that dates back over a century and is a leading manufacturer within the Pharmaceutical industry.

Taken en verantwoordelijkheden

The new Procurement Excellence Manager will play an essential role in ensuring the transformation is successful.

Your main activities and responsibilities:
➢Lead the Procurement Transformation across all categories and all regions;take full ownership for delivery against targets
➢Continuously assess gaps in processes & systems and make proposals for improvement
➢Scope, define, initiate and oversee Procurement system upgrades
➢Ensure appropriate change management approach/support and liaise between all parties involved: Procurement team, other stakeholders, senior management, external consultants
➢Role-model and foster close cross-functional and cross-regional collaboration
➢Support teams in resolving issues and prepare/guide escalation where needed
➢Report on progress to senior management
➢Ensure adequate and sustainable capability building of teams and individuals involved


➢Master degree in Engineering, Business Administration,Economics, or other relevant discipline
➢5-15years of work experience, of which ideally 2+ years in a consultant project manager or similar role with substantial project management experience
➢Prior Procurement experience is a must-have

➢Experience with Procurement systems implementation is a strong plus
➢Pro-active attitude
➢Motivated by impact and by changing the status quo
➢Eager to make things progress, and work in a fast-paced Private Equity environment
➢Natural disposition to work in a structured, systematic way
➢Able to work in a global team setting, with individuals from diverse cultures
➢Able to influence and motivate people in settings with and without formal reporting lines
➢Strong interpersonal skills
➢Flexible, able to cope well with change and ambiguity
➢Willing to travel
➢Eager to further develop and grow into more senior roles within the organization


➢A fulfilling role where you can immediately see the impact and result of your work
➢Opportunity to lead an exciting transformational journey in a fast-paced Private-Equity driven environment
➢Welcoming, supportive and informal company culture
➢Work for a pharmaceutical company which is a global leader in sustainability and provides life-saving medicine to patients
➢Plenty of coaching and on-the-job support
➢Attractive remuneration package
➢Expectation of rapid career progress






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