Global Procurement Manager

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 27-Jun-2018

Ref#: FER-0067 / BR422


Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit www.ferring.com.

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for an:

GLOBAL PROCUREMENT MANAGER 

YOUR MISSION
  • Maximize value for the Ferring Group overall by providing efficient procurement solutions and deals through leveraging economies of scale, optimizing demand, optimizing processes and capturing supplier’s innovation
  • Main categories in scope : Professional Services, Consulting services, HR services

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensure engagement & management of relationship with stakeholders in areas of responsibility
  • Gather demand and spend information within supported Divisions to identify areas of savings
  • Develop procurement strategy to achieve the target of the supported Divisions at above country level. implement the strategy at country level effectively
  • Provide a high level of purchasing service to supported Divisions that will support sales and growth
  • Develop and maintain a culture of performance in the purchasing function in own area of responsibility, resulting in continuous improvement of costs and customer service level
  • In-depth knowledge of the responsible spend category, understand the supplier market.
  • Lead strategic sourcing projects in responsible area.
  • Carry out supplier performance management and supplier relationship management
  • Analyse risks and set-up risk mitigation plan
  • Set-up of supplier continuous improvement program where appropriate
  • Track and report cost savings and cost avoidance in responsible category. 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCES:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in procurement/ supply chain / business admin.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experiences in procurement, and minimum 3 years in a global buyer position for indirect spend categories.
  • Excellence in demand analysis, supplier analysis which leads to establish procurement category strategy in responsible category at global level.
  • Excellence in implement global category strategy at country level. 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong inter personal skills and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Decision making ability to purchase goods or services in alignment with the objectives of the supported entities
  • Comprehensive understanding of purchasing processes and knowledge of best practices for sourcing, supplier management and procure-to-pay
  • Experience of project management in a complex (multi-cultural / multi-functional) scope



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