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Group Buyer (IT Category)

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Poland  Katowice, Poland
Purchasing, English

Job Description:

Company Description:

(COMPANY NAME) Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, (COMPANY NAME) laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.
The (COMPANY NAME) network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.
In over 30 years, (COMPANY NAME) has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 61,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 940 laboratories in over 59 countries. (COMPANY NAME) companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.
In 2021, (COMPANY NAME) generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description:

Group Buyer shall perform assignments related to the indirect procurement categories- negotiation and implementation of global/regional agreements.
The role will be called on to run both global and local projects, so strong negotiation and communication skills are required. Buyer coordinates purchasing activities with stakeholders requests to achieve the result in a cost effective and timely manner. Acquires and maintains understanding of purchased products, where performs cost analysis, recommends cost saving proposals with alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria.
Works on issues of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of relevant factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices but with a great amount of autonomy to determine appropriate action. Buyer will be a part of team working on building category strategy, so not only does analytical thinking is priority but visionary aspect is required as well. Have passion for results and looking for excellent growth? Join us.
As a Group Buyer, your daily responsibilities are:
* Negotiate, develop and manage category scope
* Support the end-to-end sourcing process including searching for new supplier options
* Construct, present, and promote project specific procurement strategy to foster the goal of delivering the project "on time, on budget"
* Communicate, follow-up and maintain the commercial agreements in portfolio
* Achieve your KPIs
* Negotiate with suppliers on all commercial terms with team support
* Ability to research and identify capable vendors or contractors
* Prepare business recommendation for projects
* Draft agreements using contractual templates or supplier contracts
* Work with stakeholders and the Procurement Team to prepare RFP specifications and structure
* Develop innovative sourcing alternatives to inject competition and mitigate risk in goods and/or service
* Lead on procurement projects to drive continuous improvement for the Group
* Build category strategy together with a Procurement Team
* Manage a variety of procurement processes and systems such Coupa (purchasing tool)


Previous experience:
* +5 years in purchasing department
Personal skills:
* A proven negotiations record in a global, multinational, strategic procurement environment
* Process oriented in global company with independent entities
* The ability to operate effectively in an environment with tight deadlines and finite resource and uncertainty
* The ability to achieve the ends in quickly changing business environment
* The ability to handle multiply projects at the same time with some uncertain requirements
* Good stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage with, and influence, internal and external stakeholders
* Out of the box thinking
* Strong customer service orientation and problem-solving skills
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Cultural awareness and pro-active behavior
* Strong negotiation and analytical skills
* Analytical thinking
* Visionary
* Self esteem
* Bachelor or Master of business processes (Economy, Administration, Business, Finance), Engineering.
Language skills:
* Excellent written and spoken English
* Any additional language is an asset

Additional Information:

* Very attractive, multicultural and friendly project environment in fast growing international company
* Flexible working hours
* Possibility to grow and make the next step in your professional career and self-development
* Long-term relationship and very attractive and competitive salary package and bonus
* Positive work atmosphere
* Global exposure and the opportunity to be a part of a newly built organization structure

Source: Company website
Posted on: 03 Dec 2022
Industry: Health Care
Languages: English
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