Job Title: Director of Procurement - APIs and Packaging
Location: France / Flexible
About Us: I am currently working with a fast growing pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. They have operations all across Europe and have huge growth plans to double in size by 2025 (Revenue and Headcount). They are committed to developing innovative and high-quality pharmaceutical products that make a positive impact on peoples day to day lives.
Job Summary: i am seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Procurement to lead the procurement operations in France with a specific focus on APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) and Packaging materials. The Director of Procurement will play a critical role in ensuring the timely and cost-effective sourcing of materials, driving supplier relationships, and contributing to the overall success of our organization.
Procurement Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive procurement strategy for APIs and Packaging materials, aligning with the company's overall objectives and global procurement strategy.
Supplier Management: Identify, evaluate, and manage strategic supplier relationships to ensure a stable supply chain, competitive pricing, and adherence to quality standards.
Cost Optimization: Continuously identify opportunities for cost optimization, negotiation, and cost reduction while maintaining the highest quality standards.
Supply Chain Resilience: Implement risk mitigation strategies to enhance supply chain resilience, monitor global market trends, and proactively address potential disruptions.
Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, industry standards, and quality requirements related to the procurement of APIs and Packaging materials.
Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including R&D, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Finance, to align procurement activities with overall business goals.
Performance Metrics: Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the procurement function.
Talent Development: Build and lead a high-performing procurement team, providing coaching and development opportunities to team members.
Budget Management: Manage the procurement budget for APIs and Packaging materials effectively and efficiently.
- Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred.
- Proven experience (10+ years) in procurement, with a focus on APIs and Packaging materials within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry.
- Strong negotiation and contract management skills.
- In-depth knowledge of international procurement regulations and best practices.
- Demonstrated experience in supplier relationship management and strategic sourcing.
- Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
- Fluency in French and English; additional languages are a plus.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
- Comprehensive healthcare benefits package.
- Retirement savings plan.
- Professional development and training opportunities.
- A dynamic and collaborative work environment.
- Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on healthcare worldwide.
If you are a strategic procurement professional with a strong background in APIs and Packaging materials and are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a growing pharmaceutical company, we invite you to apply for the position of Director of Procurement. Join us in our mission to provide innovative and affordable healthcare solutions to patients globally