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Global Procurement Manager

Ferring Pharmaceuticals SA

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Global Procurement Manager

Job ID 371BR Job Title Global Procurement Manager Division Central Functions Department Purchasing Group Purchasing - Global Country Switzerland Location Saint-Prex About Us 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. Role - 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 suppliers innovation

- Main categories in scope: Professional Services, IS/IT /Telecom, Facility Management
Main Responsibilities - Ensure engagement & management of relationship with stakeholders in areas of responsibility

- Build in-depth knowledge of supported Divisions

- Gather spend information within supported Divisions to identify areas of savings

- Develop procurement strategy to achieve the target of the supported Divisions

- Provide a high level of purchasing service to supported Divisions that will support sales and growth

- Establish and manage spend category strategy

- Identify internal stakeholders and gather information related to the demand of the category

- Gather information related to the current and potential supply market in the category

- Review status of relationships with current suppliers

- Interact with internal customers to identify purchasing opportunities and evaluate business opportunities

- Plan and manage purchasing projects to continuously improve category performance

- Train and coach the Ferring Entity Buyers on respective category spend

- Carry out sourcing activities

- Engage with users to define purchasing needs

- Lead purchasing projects following up the Ferring Sourcing Process (RFI, RFQ, negotiation, contracting) to ensure compliance with the Global Purchasing Policy and Strategy

- Link with all internal partners (Finance, Regulatory, QA, QC...)

- Carry out supplier relationship management

- Segment and rationalize the existing supply base in respective category spend

- Analyse risks and set-up risk mitigation plan

- Proactively work with suppliers to strengthen business relations (reduce lead times, improve overall supply chain performance, and reduce costs)

- Set-up of supplier continuous improvement program where appropriate

- Performance management

- Develop and maintain a culture of performance in the purchasing function in own area of responsibility, resulting in continuous improvement of costst and customer service level

- Track and report achievements to Head of global procurement
Required Experience & Skills - Minimum Bachelor degree in procurement/ supply chain / business admin.

- Minimum 3 years experience in a global buyer position

- Ability to represent Ferring's interests to outside professionals and suppliers

- 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

- Experience of purchasing in pharmaceutical environment would be a plus

- Financial background would be a plus

Contract Type Permanent Role Type Full Time