Senior Purchasing Manager (m/f/d)

Category: CDMO or Marketing & Sales Services

On behalf of our pharmaceutical client, we are looking for an accomplished:

Senior Purchasing Manager (m/f/d)

Category: CDMO or Marketing & Sales Services

  • Bereich:


  • Berufssparte:


  • Arbeitsregion:


  • Art der Anstellung:


  • Kennziffer:


  • Aktualisierung:


Did we spark your interest? Yes? 

Then please apply right here online or by e-mail, stating your earliest possible starting date and your desired salary.

Your responsibilities

  • Overall responsible for allocated Procurement Categories
  • Provide guidance, mentoring and training to the team of Global Lead Buyer
  • Provide managerial support for operational and tactical execution
  • Lead the development of category-specific strategies
  • Identify and implement category-specific strategic tools and techniques
  • Build effective internal partnerships and work within these stakeholders to flawlessly execute strategies
  • Measure and manage performance of the category
  • Contribute to the development of the overall Procurement strategy by providing area-specific knowledge to the organization
  • Identify, implement, efficiently and effectively manage category-specific purchasing process
  • Collaborate and build productive relationships with internal business partners and stakeholders
  • Operationalize category management to deliver value across the organization through
    • cross-functional alignment
    • execution of RFI/RFP/RFQ
    • contract negotiation
    • savings
    • supplier relationship management
    • supplier performance management and measurement
    • risk management

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor degree required, MBA preferred, CPSM or CIPS certification or equivalent
  • Min. 5 years of relevant experience in Procurement in the Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry or equivalent
  • Project management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Market knowledge and market research capabilities
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Customer-centric mind set
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with e-procurement and e-sourcing tools
    In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles
  • Significant experience with current Sourcing and Procurement systems and related processes required
  • Strong MS Office skills


Your contact person

Beate Aschoff
Senior Personalberaterin


Optares Medical GmbH & Co. KG
Beate Aschoff
Heiligengeist Höfe 8
26121 Oldenburg