Job Title: API Sourcing Lead
Location: Near Cologne, Germany
My client is looking for an API Sourcing Lead to oversee procurement and sourcing of APIs. Based near Cologne, Germany, you will develop sourcing strategies, negotiate contracts, manage supplier relationships, and ensure a reliable supply. Responsibilities include cross-functional collaboration, market research, cost-saving initiatives, and compliance with regulations.
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
- 5+ years of procurement experience, with a focus on APIs or pharmaceutical ingredients.
- Strong understanding of pharmaceutical industry regulations and quality requirements.
- Proven experience in developing sourcing strategies, negotiating contracts, and managing supplier relationships.
- Excellent communication, negotiation, and analytical skills.
- Fluency in English and German, both written and spoken.
- Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
- Develop and implement API sourcing strategies.
- Negotiate contracts and manage supplier relationships.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams.
- Conduct market research and identify cost-saving opportunities.
- Ensure compliance with regulations and company policies.