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Experienced Procurement Leader with strengths in multiple procurement categories such as Capital Investments, MRO’s, Energy/Utilities, Facilities, and Clinical Research:

  • developing and implementing innovative strategies, processes, and partnerships to ensure timely delivery of all purchased goods on cost and with the proper quality;
  • connecting the strategy, the people, and the operating plans/processes to deliver up to 120% higher savings than the competing firms.

Hired, developed and led procurement & sourcing teams (up to 7 managers) in Global Category Manager and Program Procurement Manager roles based in Singapore, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. My whole career includes being onboard in over $5 billion USD worth of investment projects in engineering, sales and procurement roles - a rich learning experience!  10 years of experience in working for world leading healthcare / biopharma companies.


Current Experience

  • Associate Director, Global Sourcing & Procurement
    Since June 2016
    Global lead (head) of energy & utilities sourcing & procurement. Developing the strategy, process, tools/programs and people to manage the total cost of ownership and new category initiatives most optimally.

Past Experience

  • Senior Manager, Global Sourcing and Procurement
    June 2015 --- May 2016
    Global lead (head) of energy & utilities sourcing & procurement. Developed the strategy, process, tools/programs and people to manage the total cost of ownership most optimally. Managed the category during a great moment of change and challenges: Baxalta did first a spin-off from Baxter and then it was acquired by Shire.

  • Senior Manager Global Sourcing & Procurement, Global Category Manager Capital Expenditures
    November 2011 --- May 2015
    Region head for the capital investments and MROs during a period of heavy investing in new manufacturing facilities - some projects at the company were $1+ billion. Capital & MRO's sourcing head in the region: responsible of the strategy, sourcing staff and their development. Hired and led several Global Category Managers and Program Procurement Managers. The team was highly successful and delivered a great value beyond the cost savings that were double in comparison to the industry benchmarks. Promoted to the senior manager level.

  • European Manufacturing Category Manager
    January 2010 --- November 2011
    Region head for the manufacturing indirect sourcing & procurement. Created a new procurement category that included all technical goods and services in the region: capital investments, MROs, energy, utilities, facility, etc. Managed spends of $300m+ and led a team.

  • European Category Manager
    January 2007 --- January 2010
    Region head for 3 procurement categories: capital investments, MRO and clinical research. Run up the categories and optimal spend management as the first pioneer in the company (a new role). Managed 10+ manufacturing plants and category spends at $100m++. Obtained a strong support from the country/plant CEO levels. Invited by the business VP to join Baxter Clinical Research Advisory Board to accelerate new drugs time-to-market.

  • Proposal Engineer
    January 2005 --- January 2007
    Responsible of major infrastructure sales proposals for clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East ($100m++).

  • Project Leader
    January 2001 --- January 2005
    Responsible of polymer & process & construction projects and later on market research and market intelligence projects. Project lead in a successful industry joint development program that involved several industrial partners and the European Commission. Evolved to the global sourcing organization to establish global agreements and collaborations for the technical goods & services.

  • Nuclear Safety Engineer
    January 2000 --- January 2001
    Responsible of nuclear safety & engineering projects in Europe.

  • Process Design Engineer
    January 1997 --- January 1998
    Received a Patent Office Award from a leading Scandinavian oil refining company.


Self Assessment :
Strategic thinkingAnalytical thinkingCollaborationResult OrientedService orientedCommunicativeFlexibilityProblem solvingTrust


Self Assessment :
Clinical trialsManufacturingGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)BiopharmaceuticalsContract negotiationMergers & AcquisitionsProcurementBusiness StrategyBusiness DevelopmentSales Management
LinkedIn Assessment :
Board of DirectorsFacility DevelopmentInvestmentsSupplier ManagementProcurementBusiness StrategyNegotiationPurchasingManufacturingEngineeringStrategy DevelopmentR&DProduct developmentInternational SalesBusiness DevelopmentLeadershipCross-functional team leadershipProcess EngineeringInnovation Management

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Develop business planManage projects resourcesNegotiationDevelop supply strategyLead teamsManage research projectsFinancial reportsIdentify market opportunitiesMaintenance of biomedical equipment


  • Doctor of Technology in Engineering and Business from Aalto University in 2002
  • Visiting PhD student and staff member in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department from Western University in 2000
  • Master of Science in Engineering and Business from Aalto University in 1997

Training and Certification

  • Selecting & Managing CROs in 2008 Training
  • Certified Purchasing Manager Certification
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Training Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    12 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Business Development Manager Export Business Manager Account Manager - Life Sciences Chief Strategy Officer Managing Director
  • Locations I am interested in:
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  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80%-100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week :    100% Free Per Month(in coming months)
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