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Exceptional career opportunity for an international purchasing professional as

Head of Strategic Purchasing (m/f/d)

at global market and technology leader in the pharmaceutical sector

Our client is a global pharmaceutical company employing approx. 10.000 people and generating annual sales in the single-digit billions. It is characterized by a value-oriented corporate culture, economic success and financial stability. Our client has planned to restructure the strategic purchasing department as part of its global growth strategy. For this purpose they are looking for a “Head of Strategic Purchasing (m/f/d)” with many years of experience who, as a member of the global management team, will actively shape the further development of the company, and continue to professionalize the strategic purchasing function. The purchasing volume is over € 500 million.

Your tasks

  • Develop and implement global purchasing strategies which focus on continuous cost reductions and safeguard secure supply
  • Continue to develop powerful category management with the main areas API, primary and secondary packaging, plastics and energy
  • Lead with motivation and continue to develop employees, and also select new talent worldwide
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of all existing purchasing processes incl. digitalization
  • Further develop the current supplier structure and also negotiate important contracts with suppliers

Your profile

  • Successfully studied business administration, industrial engineering or have a similar academic education; an MBA would be advantageous
  • Many years of experience in strategic purchasing as well as raw-materials purchasing (API´s) for a global company in the pharmaceuticals or biotechnology sectors absolutely necessary
  • Very good communication and leadership skills in highly intercultural environments
  • A proven track record in implementing rapid organic growth with a profitable and customer-focused approach
  • Experience in change management and international transformation processes

As a member of the global management team your new employer offers you plenty of creative freedom in a collaborative team of managers. In such a creative environment you can develop innovative ideas and implement them in an enterprising way. The role and responsibilities allow you to develop yourself not only professionally but also personally. Excellent working conditions and an attractive compensation package round off this impressive professional challenge. Based fully remote, preparedness for extensive international Travel is required.

Take contact with us

If this exceptional job opening appeals to you, please send us your application, which includes your salary requirements. For queries relating to this position (reference number 11546) please call Michael von Göler at +49 7221 9078-41.

Liebich & Partner Management- und Personalberatung AG has been one of Germany's leading independent management consultancies since 1983. L&P’s experts in national and international headhunting develop individual search strategies on behalf of their clients, to fill positions with candidates who perfectly fit the corporate culture. The company has received numerous awards for its HR consulting services.

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