Lead Buyer Procurement Construction Services, Facility Management and Manufacturing Equipment(m/f/x)

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Date: 10-Jan-2022

Location: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, 85276

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: www.daiichi-sankyo.eu.


For our offices in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of

Lead Buyer Procurement Construction Services, Facility Management and Manufacturing Equipment (m/f/x) 

Purpose of the function:

Questioning the existing, developing completely new approaches and implementing forward-looking concepts. Together with us, you will shape the fascinating development of a successful company with the opportunities that digitalization offers. At Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH you benefit from the strengths of an innovative and technologically oriented environment. We also offer you the freedom to realize your own ideas. In order to continue to meet the new strategic requirements. We are investing in the future of our globally active company. Within the framework of numerous strategic initiatives and programs, we also want to make greater use of the opportunities arising from digitization with investing in Procurement 4.0. As part of our Procurement 2020 strategy, we are looking for a hardworking and engaging Strategic Procurements Expert to drive the future. We are pursuing the goal of generating considerable added value while at the same time expanding a high level of customer satisfaction through market and process competence. You are part of a new generation of employees who will lead Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH into the future with visions, lifeblood and "digital DNA" through innovative technologies. Take on exciting tasks in a growing market and bring in your creativity with a lot of initiative!

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility and lead sourcing activities in the categories CAPEX (construction, building services, equipment), OPEX (focus on laboratory and factory supplies) and FACILITY Mngt.

  • Ensure competitive bidding and deliver on-time, on-cost and on-quality Procurement results to projects

  • Manage the relationship with suppliers and internal customers, as well as all relevant internal stakeholders (e.g. Legal, PMO)

  • Liaise with internal customers and establish a robust & efficient collaborative working interface

  • Maintain close contact to Operational Procurement for best end2end procurement performance

  • Negotiate individual, project related contracts (HOAI, VOB, BGB) with suppliers, as well as frame contracts where beneficial

  • Develop Procurement Strategies for selected categories and deploy within the region (EU)

  • Analyze spend data, benchmark services and monitor relevant supply markets

  • Monitor performance of key suppliers within projects from a risk management perspective

  • Collaborate with regions and affiliates to deliver Procurement services

  • Contribute to Procurement success with savings, customer satisfaction, risk mitigation or fulfilling defined KPI´s

  • Identify process improvement potential and lead optimization initiatives

  • Maximize utilization of implemented tools and services

  • Respect defined regulatory requirements (e.g. Purchasing Policy, compliance), guidelines and processes



Personal skills and professional experience:

  • Degree in Engineering (e.g. Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering) or Business Administration

  • Strong expertise and working history (> 10 years) preferred

  • Proven background (5 years +) and experience in Strategic Purchasing

  • Strong negotiation skills combined with contract & legal knowledge

  • Interpersonal and intercultural understanding and customer service orientation

  • Integer team player and reliable partner with very good communication skills and “can do” - attitude

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, open for all business relevant topics and willingness to challenge “as is” - process in order to add value

  • IT Tools: MS Office, SAP MM, eSourcing and affinity to digital tools and IT

  • Good knowledge in managing projects

  • Languages: GE (fluent) + EN (fluent)



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.