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Global Procurement Manager

Serendi SA

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Global Procurement Manager

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. A leader in reproductive and maternal health, Ferring has been developing treatments for mothers and babies for over 50 years. Today, over one third of the company’s research and development investment goes towards finding innovative treatments to help mothers and babies, from conception to birth. The company also identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. For further information on Ferring or its products, visit www.ferring.com.

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

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 : Legal Services, Consulting services, HR services.
Your 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 functions and countries
  • Develop and maintain a culture of performance in the purchasing function in own area of responsibility, resulting in continuous improvement of supplier delivery of services, costs and customer service level
  • In-depth knowledge of the responsible spend category, understand the supplier market
  • Lead strategic sourcing projects in area of responsibility
  • Carry out supplier performance management and supplier relationship management for relevant suppliers
  • Analyse risks and set-up risk mitigation plan
  • Track and report cost reduction and cost avoidance in responsible category
  • Provide and ensure use of the right tools to continuously benchmark the market
Required Experience & Competences:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in procurement/ supply chain / business admin
  • Minimum 5 years’ experiences in procurement, and minimum 3 years in a global buyer position for indirect spend categories
  • Excellence in demand and supplier analysis leading to establishing procurement category strategy at global level
  • Excellence in implementing global category strategy at country level
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong inter personal and stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated influencing skills through adequate assertiveness
  • Comprehensive understanding of purchasing processes and knowledge of best practices for sourcing, supplier management and purchase-to-pay
  • Experience of project management in a complex (multi-cultural / multi-functional) scope
Information for Recruitment Agencies:
Ferring International Center S.A. as well as all related entities (in the following Ferring) do not accept any candidate submission from unsolicited third parties. Candidates presented by unsolicited third parties (such as recruitment agencies, head hunters etc.), will not be entered into the recruitment process and will not be considered further. Further on, no contractual relationship will result out of such a submission between Ferring and a third party. Ferring is not obligated nor willing to pay any fee to third parties submitting candidates in this manner.
Data Processing:
Ferring are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities to all prospective employees within the recruitment process. Ferring complies with and supports all national and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination. Please note that Ferring is supported by Serendi for Talent Acquisition Services. As their Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider Serendi is exclusively in charge of the above-mentioned position. Your data is handled according to the compliance guidelines of Ferring. Please see the Recruitment Data Privacy Statement for more information. If you have any questions your recruiter will be happy to help. www.serendi.com