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Global Procurement Category Leader

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: CATS - 16/04/2018
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 16/04/2018
Describe the job:

A leading and multinational pharmaceutical organization is looking for a Global Procurement Category Leader to work on a new Greenfield Project based at their largest site in Reading, the United Kingdom! 

We are currently supporting this organization in their search for an experienced procurement professional to lead all areas of Capex spend in this Greenfield procurement project.  You’ll have full control over your category, and responsible for reaching out globally to find the very best contacts to develop your area of expertise.

The organization is rapidly growing and fast-paced, 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 the development of on-site performance improvement.

–      You will be reporting to the Global Category Manager, who is based in the US; you will be assisting them to work in the procurement area of business in the company for the whole of Europe, requiring you to think autonomously.

–      Using strategic and operational methods to carry out your tasks.

–      Overseeing and working alongside 13 other sites based in Europe.

Skills and Experience Required

–      Strong educational background

–      5-8 years of working in global procurement

–      Has a good background working in Capex

–      Preferable experience in Real Estate and Energy

–      Category Management experience

–      Experience in the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, FMCG, cosmetic and health & beauty industry

–      Extensive knowledge of procurement strategies and tactics

What this Job Offers You

-          Opportunity to shape a Greenfield procurement organization.


-          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 organizations.

How to apply

To apply, please email me at with your 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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