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Global Category Manager Professional Services

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 323153/007_1535994651
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 03/09/2018

Describe the job:

A leading and multinational pharmaceutical organisation is looking for a Global Category Manager Professional Services to work autonomously on a new centralised site, based in the Brussels, Belgium.

We are currently supporting this organisation in their search for an experienced procurement professional to lead all areas of procurement spend in this Greenfield procurement project, to help launch a new pharmaceutical brand across Europe. You'll have full control over your category, and responsible for reaching out globally to find the very best suppliers to develop your area of expertise.

The organisation is rapidly growing, fast paced and one of the leaders in the Pharmaceutical Industries; working globally from Europe to America, and is continuing to extend their production!


    • You will be working at the largest and busiest site of the company, ensuring excellent strategies are used to find suppliers, and to development on site performance improvement.

    • Manage sourcing projects and initiation, connect with your business stakeholders, conduct negotiation with suppliers and coordinate contract finalisation.

    • Proactively identify sourcing opportunities and or propose improvement solutions.

    • Analyse demand, analyse market trends and opportunities.

    • Contribute or become accountable for the design, update and execution of specific category strategies.

    • Work in the indirect procurement area of business for the whole of Europe, requiring you to think autonomously.

    • Using strategic methods to carry out your tasks.

    • Overseeing and working along side with Head of Procurement, based at their global HQ in Brussels.

Skills and Experience Required

    • Strong educational background

    • Strong experience working for procurement on a global scale

    • Has a good background working in a general and broad scope of Professional Services in the Indirect area

    • Management experience

    • Extensive knowledge of procurement strategies and tactics

    • Knowledge of stakeholders, finance and working with the Big Four

What this Job Offers You

  • Opportunity to shape a Greenfield procurement organisation.

  • Opportunity for rapid growth and progression within a fast-growing company.

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and international environment across a wide number of functions.

  • Opportunity to work for one of the largest and globally known pharmaceutical organisations.

How to apply

To apply, please email me at with you most up to date CV.

I will contact you for a time we can discuss this opportunity further.

Disclaimers if necessary (Mainland Europe & APAC)

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