Derks vacature inkoop-logistiek

Procurement Manager

  • Freelance
  • Fulltime
  • Interim
  • Haarlem
  • Referentienummer: MSP/24-109-DD


  • a challenging job within a global pharmaceutical company
  • remote work is possible
  • a versatile role with broad responsibilities
  • a temporary contract for at least 6 months, and the possibility of a permanent employment



As Procurement Manager you are responsible for the site procurement activities from category management, contract implementation and supplier management, in accordance with the Global Procurement Policy and Standards. You will build and extend relationships with internal and external stakeholders for the development and improvement of defined categories in line with business requirements, optimizing security of supply, which contributes to business profitability and cash flow. You will Identify, develop, and implement improved supply initiatives to deliver sustainable value, appropriate quality and service and a secure, safe cost effective and ethical supply base. You will focus on delivering best practice results and a competitive advantage to the company and you contribute to managing the sourcing cycle, bringing in breakthrough ideas and best-in-class approaches.

You will develop, support and implement all tactical and strategical procurement projects held locally and globally and you will execute the outcome of category strategies and sourcing action plans to effective implementation and value realization. Of course, you will coach the team of stakeholders to successfully execute the procurement strategy to ensure the continuity of the procurement processes.

You will provide subject matter expertise related to local and regional market conditions, technologies, and services to support the global procurement team with risk management and decision making. You will work closely with internal stakeholders e.g. MS&T, Engineering, Facilities, Supply Chain etc to develop and implement local and regional sourcing strategy and you will deliver an exceptional cost and budget management strategy aligned with global targets.



  • or MSc. degree in Business, Science, or related field such as Supply Chain Management, Operations, Purchasing, Finance, or similar
  • procurement experience with a proven track record in contract negotiation
  • proficient in regional-level category strategy development, with adept Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) skills and experience in implementing effective supplier performance management strategies for optimal supplier cost, performance, and delivery
  • familiar with Ariba, financial systems, SAP ERP systems, and reporting solutions
  • thorough understanding of contract management and P2P best practices, policies, and tools
  • exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively across functions
  • strong written and verbal communication skills, with a keen awareness of multicultural dynamics
  • demonstrated ability to take initiative and drive action
  • fluent in English; proficiency in Dutch is advantageous



Our client is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Their employees are at the core of their success, with colleagues in over 80 countries, delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. They offer a unique, diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and they have built a promising pipeline centred around their core therapeutic areas. They are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both their generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how they improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.



Interested? Please send your resume and motivational letter by e-mail, with reference to MSP/24-109, to Björn Baarveld: For more information, please call, text or WhatsApp Björn via +31 (0)6 51 98 16 13.


Our client has chosen Derks & Derks Secondment & Interim as recruitment agency for this assignment. We request therefore to send any application or other response to Derks & Derks.


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