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Head of Operational Purchasing – Central & Eastern Europe  

Leo Pharma (company)

Posted on : 08 May 2017

Project Description

Head of Operational Purchasing – Central & Eastern Europe

Can you build & head a new team to ensure a smoothly running purchasing operation?

LEO Pharma is experiencing a very exciting period of time. New business, new ways of organising, new ways of cooperation and new systems. Everywhere you turn interesting projects are taking place. In Global Procurement we are implementing a new purchasing system, procedures and related processes. That is why we need you and your skills as manager and procurement professional. You will get the opportunity to build your own team and become key driver in the creation of a best-in-class purchasing operation in a successful, international company. 

Build and head a new team of strong Operational Purchasers and Coordinators

Your overall focus will be to create and run an operational procurement setup that makes it easy for requisitioners to purchase goods and services from a carefully selected list of preferred suppliers. You will do so while being responsible for securing a successful implementation of a new sourcing system and process. Your customers are requisitioners across our affiliates in the Central and Eastern Europe. Your primary tasks will be to: 

  • Build a new (international) team of 5-7 Operational Purchasing Procurement Professionals
  • Implement a new purchasing system and additional processes in your region
  • Lead, motivate, train and develop your team
  • Ensure fast and smooth handling of inquiries and purchasing processes
  • Handle negotiations, implementation of contracts, follow up etc.
  • Contribute to the creation of the “right” short list of preferred suppliers

Across your tasks good stakeholder management will be a vital part of your job, internally as well as externally. 

Management experience and solid procurement skills

You have a degree within procurement, supply chain management or the like. Your previous career has provided you with experience as manager in an international setting where you have been working with sourcing and procurement including implementation of multinational sourcing strategies. As part of this, you have gained a solid understanding of the Procure-to-Pay process.

You are used to building strong relations to people across geographical, cultural and professional borders – and you can make yourself heard in a company culture with many strong personalities. In addition, you have experience from building, developing and managing teams. At the same time you like to work hands-on with operational tasks. You thrive on making things happen and you have the courage and drive to do so. In this, you possess a natural openness and ability to communicate successfully with vendors and stakeholders. Finally, you must bring a strong command of English. If you additionally master other languages like German, French, Spanish or Italian it will be an advantage but not a prerequisite for applying.  

About your new department

You will join 16 skilled and dedicated sourcing professionals based at the LEO headquarters in Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen. Counting 10 different nationalities you can look forward to be part of a truly international setup. We work in an informal atmosphere with a shared passion for making things happen. With us, it is what you actually do that counts, not what you say you might do.

We look forward to receiving your application.