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

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Date: 21-Oct-2020

Location: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, 85276

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH



Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group’s 2025 vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 13 European countries including Denmark, where Copenhagen acts as the Nordic headquarter. 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 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!


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead & contribute to Sourcing Projects with focus on Construction Services, Facility and Manufacturing Equipment in Pfaffenhofen and develop category specific strategies
  • Negotiate optimal terms and conditions with suppliers, leveraging know-how of the market and cost base of assigned categories to achieve e.g. economies of scale and synchronization with supply chain operations
  • Manage the relationships towards vendors and internal customers ensuring contracts are established and negotiated to meet DSE´s customer requirements and objectives, and addressing expectations through proper performance measurement criteria
  • Develop and implement contractual agreements based upon e.g. HOAI and VOB, including clear KPI´s
  • Contribute to Procurement success with savings, customer satisfaction, risk mitigation or fulfilling defined KPI´s (e.g. ROSMA)
  • Create & maintain Purchase Orders; Exception handling of transactions (MM & FI)
  • Establish contingency plans to prevent potential shortcomings of suppliers or material disruptions
  • Participate in standardization and harmonization of processes and systems
  • Liase with Cross functional & international team for execution of multiple projects.
  • Conduct all activities in accordance with DSE policies and procedures and: Act as a role model in compliance management and ensure that all employees involved in procurement activities are adhering to company policies and procedures as well as all relevant external regulations (e.g. GxP/ SOX/ Data Prot./ HCP Comp./ ToV, etc.)


  • Personal skills and professional experience:
  • Bachelor degree or vocational business school, ideally with additional qualification in pharmaceutical or legal related
  • Preferably strong expertise and working history (> 5 years) in relevant pharmaceutical sourcing category: Construction Services, Facility and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, open for all business relevant topics and willingness to challenge as is process in order to add value
  • Strong negotiation skills combined with contract & legal knowledge
  • Interpersonal and intercultural understanding and Customer service orientation
  • A integer team player with very good communication skills and achievement orientation
  • IT Tools: MS Office, SAP MM, eSourcing and affinity to digital tools and IT
  • German (mandatory), English



What we offer:


We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.


Please apply online at our Career Portal. We are looking foward to hearing from you.