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Freelance Procurement Director

  1. Dusseldorf
Salzburg
  1. Contract
Competitive
  1. Life Sciences
20-05-2024
34214Salzburg
Freelance Procurement Director - Pharmaceuticals - 12-Month Contract - Salzburg

A global pharmaceutical company require an experienced Procurement Director to lead the function on a major project.

Reporting into the Global Procurement Team, this individual will be responsible for managing the procurement for a highly complex CAPEX project with corporate organisational interface and alignment of global and local standards.


Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the commercial evaluation and advice on incoming bids ( EPCM, equipment, Engineering suppliers).
  • Internal alignment with internal stakeholders (e.g.) legal, SME’s and finance.
  • Act as escalation point on ongoing pending suppliers.
  • Support the technical SME in commercial questions.
  • Emphasising proactive, systematic approach to detect and avert delays to contractual milestones agreed upon.
  • Participation in project meetings to provide updates and status of documents submittals.
  • Ensure that updates are provided to all relevant stakeholders on any initiated mitigations on catch-up and improvements.
  • Review status reports for any potential problems and initiate mitigating actions for potential risk areas.
  • Visits field/suppliers on a regular basis, aligns with engineering and other stakeholders for actual status and progress (and get a view behind scene) throughout the project.
  • Reporting and updates on own packages.
  • Make and drive some RFQ’s (strategy, Tender, Evaluations negotiations and contracting) on client’s own contracts.
  • Meticulous file keeper, lead a procurement team and associated support functions using the RFQ tool used by the project.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to recognise opportunities, strongly influence the setting of direction and exceed expectations on deliverables.
  • Prior experience with controllership, product costing, and data stewardship
  • Technical proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and SAP.
  • Excellent communication/facilitation and influencing skills.
  • Project Management skills
  • Analytical and organisational skills
  • Project planning and implementation skills
  • Overall manufacturing business knowledge
  • Demonstrated commercial skills
  • Experience delivering capital projects >$500million
  • Degree level of education in Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Business related field or Degree level education in any discipline with relevant experience
  • Exemplification of high integrity, fiscal responsibility, and business ownership.
  • Fluent in English and German

If this role is of interest to you, please apply now! 
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