Procurement Lead Clinical Development

Procurement Lead Clinical Development

Grünenthal Group

Aachen, Germany

What the job looks like

Each day you’ll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Act as trusted business partner for global stakeholders up to executive level, act in this role primarily for clinical trial services and support all other categories in the R&D Development area (e.g. Reg. Affairs, Drug Safety, CMC, CTS, Data Science, etc.)
  • Gain and deliver on a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder functional goals and business strategy
  • Own, manage and deliver on full procurement value agenda for area of responsibility incl. ROI based sourcing, sustainability and ESG, supplier resilience and innovation
  • Define sourcing strategies and ensure execution aligned with business stakeholders, lead the creation of savings pipeline and lead implementation of initiatives, deliver on savings ambition
  • Manage key strategic supplier relationships (SRM)
  • Give guidance to sourcing managers mainly about tactical sourcing activities, build and engage the procurement network, still execute the key & priority sourcing activities
  • Manage larger / key tenders and conduct negotiations with key suppliers
  • Drive and implement excellence in R&D Development procurement, based on fundamental knowledge of trends and drivers in R&D sourcing markets, supplier cost structures, knowledge of state-of-the-art procurement tools and processes, etc.
  • Contribute on procurement change and continuous improvement initiatives

What you’ll bring to the table

To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • University Degree and relevant practical experience in comparable role or as category manager for clinical trial sourcing in a state-of-the-art procurement organization
  • Experience in categories close to clinical trials (e.g. Regulatory Affairs, CMC, CTS, Drug Safety, Medical Writing, Biosampling, Data Science) is considered a strong advantage
  • Strategic and practical expertise in procurement processes
  • Experienced in managing and conducting larger scale negotiations (around €100m contracts)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, pro-activity, takes ownership
  • Being able to influence, persuade and orchestrate internal and external stakeholder / teams without formal line management
  • Excellent story telling, communication and presentation skills
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Fluent in English, German speaking is of considered beneficial

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