VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and services solutions to laboratory and production customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries.

DIRECTOR - DIRECT MATERIALS SOURCING EUROPE

The position is responsible for setting strategic direction and executing on Direct materials (raws) sourcing initiatives in the European region.

KEY TASKS AND MAJOR DUTIES

  • Defines and presents global sourcing strategies for Direct spend to executive leadership
  • Executes European/global sourcing strategies, serves as project champion globally where applicable – provides clear direction for the Direct Sourcing managers located in Europe
  • Ensures that procurement strategies are aligned with the global operations and the corporate Functions that direct sourcing supports
  • Conducts regular strategy and project execution reviews with the VP Strategic Sourcing Europe and the respective business/functional leaders
  • Responsible for leading key projects and coordinating with global operations while managing business stakeholder expectations
  • Develops and executes strategic direct project pipeline plan, through supplier RFP’s

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA Degree Chemical or chemical engineering major B.Sc. (strongly preferred)
  • Procurement / Sourcing certification preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification preferred (yellow, green or black belt)
  • Minimum of eight (8) to ten (10) years of total related experience required
  • Minimum of five (5) years with procurement responsibility of direct materials required
  • SAP experience required
  • Strong negotiation skills with multinational commodity suppliers
  • Ability to manage complex sourcing/procurement projects
  • Proactive spend control, spend analysis and strategy execution skills
  • Proven contracting and contract management skills
  • History of managing and executing in an international matrix environment

OFFER:

  • International work environment
  • Attractive salary package in line with your qualifications and experience
  • 5 weeks of vacation

Informace o pozici

Společnost
VWR International s.r.o.
Address
Praha
Required education: University
Required languages: English (Proficient)
Benefits: Management incentive program, Cell phone, Notebook, Meal tickets / catering allowance, Holidays 5 weeks, Educational courses, training, Occasional work from home, Corporate Events, Foreign business trips
Listed in: Purchase, Sales, Top management, Purchaser, Project Manager, Logistics Manager, Category Manager, Acquisitions Manager, Business Development Manager
Employment form
Employment form: Full-time work
Contract duration
Contract duration: Permanent
Employment contract
Employment contract: employment contract
Employer type: Employer