Project Buyer (m/f/x)

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Date: 14-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:


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


Project Buyer (m/f/x) 
-limited to 24 months-

Purpose of the function:


Procurement ultimate goal is to guarantee that DSE always receive both products and services in the required quality and the required time thus optimize DSE´s spend. Procurement leads and supports all procurement related processes and is the main responsible for the sourcing process.


Roles and responsibilities:


  • Contribute to Sourcing Projects and lead mid-range size projects with focus on production site in Pfaffenhofen 
  • 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
  • Create & maintain Purchase Orders; Exception handling of transitions (MM & FI) 
  • Lease with Cross functional team for execution of multiple projects
  • Establish contingency plans to prevent potential shortcomings of suppliers or material disruptions
  • Participate in standardization and harmonization of processes and systems 
  • Contribute to Procurement success with savings, customer satisfaction, risk mitigation or fulfilling defined KPI´s (e.g. ROSMA)
  • 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, ...)

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

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.