Procurement Specialist

Locatie: Boxmeer, Noord-Brabant, Nederland
Salaris: -
Sectoren: Sales & Marketing
Soort functie: Freelance

Currently I am looking for a procurement specialist (external) for a pharmaceutical company in Leiden.

Job Title: Procurement Specialist (external)

Department: MAH Global Supplier Management

Reports To: Associate Director, Research & Development (R&D) Procurement

Position Overview

As part of the Research and Development (R&D) Procurement Category Team, the Procurement Specialist will play a supporting role in the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, category management, supplier relationship and contract management, risk & compliance management and stakeholder management. Located in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, the Procurement Specialist will take a lead role in supporting all R&D sourcing activities at that site.

The Job role is challenging, diverse and complex, requiring a person with strategic sourcing experience and strong project management and organizational skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Responsible for all R&D sourcing activities in Boxmeer, The Netherlands

 Participation in cross functional strategic sourcing projects (using an established sourcing management process): Establish sources of supply via market intelligence and analysis, competitive sourcing events, cost analyses, strategic analyses, due diligence/compliance assessments and contract negotiations

 Contract Negotiation and Management: Responsible to create pre-negotiation plans, participate in (and in local cases, lead) negotiation sessions with suppliers and to implement contracts after execution.

 Proactive Cost Management: Development, negotiation and implementation of cost savings projects.

 Develop & Sustain Supplier Relationship Management Programs to monitor, report, manage and continuously improve supplier performance, including supplier visits, regular business review meetings and developing key performance indicators.

 Establish and maintain key stakeholder relationships within Animal Health R&D; develop a broad understanding of stakeholder needs and priorities; support as Procurement expert in cross-functional teams

 Support the Procure-to-Pay process (and transactional purchasing support) at the local site in Boxmeer, the Netherlands and Schwabenheim, Germany.

Job dimensions:

 Based at the local R&D site in Boxmeer, the Netherlands

Frequent travel to Schwabenheim, Germany required (1-2 per Quarter, maybe more during the first onboarding months)

Some additional travel (national / Europe) for supplier visits and team meetings infrequently required

Skills and Competencies:


 Undergraduate Degree or equivalent, preferably in engineering, science or business

Required Experience and Skills:

 At least three (3) years of work experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiation and execution

 SAP Experience

 Excellent English speaking and writing skills (> 75% of work will be in English)

 Project Management and problem-solving experience and skills

 High degree of flexibility, and adaptability to working in complex and dynamic environments

 Demonstrated ability to work well with people with many different disciplines

 Experience handling multiple simultaneous and complex projects requiring frequent communication

 Ability to work independently with some coaching

Are you the new procurement specialist? Apply online or to speak to a consultant about this project, contact Lauren Dikmans via +31 (0)20 522 1588 or l.dikmans[at]