Global Sourcing Lead

About the job

We are currently looking for a Global Sourcing Lead. In this position, you will be responsible for Fagron’s global sourcing efforts and you will work closely with our regional teams in Europe, North America, Latin America, China and India to lead centralized direct and indirect sourcing efforts.
You will be responsible for the management of Global suppliers. And you will have a key role in business development by ensuring that new products for our businesses are available at competitive prices. You will collaborate with Regional Procurement Leaders and their teams around the world to enable them to maximize the value they receive from suppliers to meet their objectives. Quality, speed and cost efficiency are your key drivers.
You have a vast experience in sourcing of pharmaceutical raw materials. You are entrepreneurial, convincing and seek cooperation with others to achieve optimal results. You are hands-on and pro-active. You can work from Barcelona and frequent traveling will also be part of your job. You will be reporting to the COO.

Tasks and responsibilities
• Developing the global sourcing strategy and plans
• Development of pragmatic plans for step-wise implementation of the sourcing strategy
• Liaising and negotiating with key suppliers to deliver efficiencies and new business opportunities
• Ensuring that strategy, processes, and tools are in place and that they are continuously optimized to source at the best possible conditions
• Collaborating with the Regional Procurement Leaders in developing and implementing strategic initiatives
• Expanding and nurturing collaboration with important internal stakeholders, including Manufacturing, Quality, and Sales

Set yourself apart

We are looking for a Global Sourcing Lead that possesses most of the following:
• Master's degree in Economics & Business or Supply Chain Management
• Minimum 10 years of experience in a leadership role at a procurement position in the pharmaceutical industry (preferably raw materials). Candidates from a trader are preferred.
• Relying on a strong network of suppliers around the globe
• Additional higher education in Purchase (e.g., NEVI3)
• Fluent in English
• Understanding of cGMP and other pharmaceutical quality requirements
• Track record in negotiating and convincing skills in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplined environment
• Cross-functional thinking, understanding business issues, and defining business parameters
• Hands-on, flexible mindset and eager to take up challenges
• Ability to score, to drive results and to take accountability
• Persuasive, able to build positive relationships with ease and influence at all levels

What’s on offer?

• Start date ASAP
• Work location preferably in Barcelona, but other locations can be discussed
• Laptop & mobile phone

Within 10 working days, you will receive feedback on your application. The selection process consists of 3 interviews and an assessment. Any questions? Feel free to reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist
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