Multi-country Operational Buyer (m/f/x)

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Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position


Multi-country Operational Buyer (m/f/x)

Purpose of the function

The goal of Procurement is to guarantee that DSE and its affiliates always receive value for money across products and services that are required. Procurement manages the balance between cost, quality, and time. We achieve this by being the trusted business partner of our internal & external stakeholders. Procurement leads and supports all procurement related processes and is responsible for the sourcing process. The multi-country Operational Buyer will have a key role in supporting operational excellence and the roll out of a shared service operating model, whilst leading some initiatives to strengthen our European governance model. We are seeking multiple individuals to cover multi-country buying roles across different country clusters. 


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Execute sourcing and purchasing activities for multi-country buying activity
  • Create and maintain Purchase Orders
  • Ensure compliance to procurement best practice and policy 
  • Support lead buyers with information relating to strategic sourcing activity 
  • Lead sourcing initiatives and ensure vendors selected answer business needs 
  • Negotiate optimal terms and conditions with selected suppliers 
  • Manage relationship with vendors to ensure service needs are met
  • Assure that sourcing activities have been performed as per internal regulations (i.e., compliance checklist) and any gaps are resolved 
  • Manage order confirmation and ensure services/goods are received on time
  • Minimise the use of exceptions and gain proper approvals when exceptions are required 
  • Support standardization and harmonization of processes and systems to ensure operations in Procurement are effective and efficient
  • Participate in the execution of Procurement monitoring activities
  • Ensure relevant organization stakeholders are properly trained in understanding operational procurement processes 
  • Contribute to Procurement's success with regards to savings, customer satisfaction, risk mitigation and/or fulfilment of defined KPI´s (e.g. ROSMA)
  • Conduct all activities in accordance with DSE policies & procedures as well as all relevant external regulations (e.g. GxP/ SOX/ Data Prot./ HCP Comp./ ToV) 
  • Promote compliance with Procurement policy and processes                         

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor degree or vocational business school
  • 2 to 5 years working experience. Previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus 
  • Strong execution and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to completion 
  • Organized, committed, and working well under pressure
  • Team player with very good communication skills and a positive mindset
  • Able to think critically and challenge the status-quo to pro-actively identify improvement opportunities. Strong problem-solving skills toward solutions
  • Excellent analytical skills, highly reliable and a distinct aptitude to work accurately 
  • Result driven, pro-active and autonomous
  • Positive attitude and robust customer service orientation
  • Fluent in English and one of either, German, French, or Spanish 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, SAP MM, eSourcing, Procurement Suites
  • Uphold a high standard of integrity and intercultural competency
  • Location flexible; Munich, Madrid or Paris 



What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.