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Strategic Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: Procurement
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 23/04/2018
Describe the job:

Following their recent privatization from one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical organizations, my client, a specialist in the pharmaceutical field are investing heavily in a company-wide project including the introduction of their procurement department.

We are currently supporting this organization in their search for an experienced procurement professional to lead all areas of direct and indirect spend in this Greenfield procurement project. Based in Brussels, this position is heavily autonomous; reporting to the Head of Supply Chain, and will be responsible for capturing spend across all categories as well as building sourcing strategy for the first time.

This rapidly growing organization requires an experienced professional with a strong track record delivering results in a dynamic and transforming environment.


–      Responsible for introducing to the organization their first procurement category, focusing on all areas of procurement (direct and indirect).

–      You will go and develop connections with contacts globally, purchasing sophisticated and specialist equipment. 

–      You will be the first member of the procurement department; you will manage your department autonomously, doing so exactly how you would want it to be managed.

–      You’ll be reporting directly to the Head of Supply Chain, on site.

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


Skills and Experience Required

–      Strong educational background.

–      A strong background in working for industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, life sciences and medical devices. 

–      Broad knowledge across direct and indirect categories of spends.

–      To have proven experience of working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

–      A strong preference for proven management potential, particularly within a dynamic and transforming environment.

–      Excellent communication skills with a preference for strong language abilities (English, French, Dutch in particular).


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 for exposure to a unique and industry-leading technology.



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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