Technical Buyer (m/f/x)

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Date: 03-Nov-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:


For our production site in Pfaffenhofen we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Technical Buyer (m/f/x) 

- limited to 2 years -


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 optimizing DSE´s spend. Procurement leads and supports all procurement related processes and is the main responsible for the sourcing process.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Execute sourcing and purchasing activities in accordance with internal and external regulations for defined product groups (i.e. technical area)
  • Negotiate optimal terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Develop and implement contractual agreements
  • Create and maintain Purchase Orders
  • Manage order confirmation and ensure goods are received on time
  • Be responsible for the control of the delivery schedule and contract management
  • Establish contingency plans to prevent potential shortcomings of suppliers and/or material disruptions
  • Manage relationship with external vendors
  • Intensively cooperate with internal customers to ensure needs are answered timely and with quality
  • Participate in standardization and harmonization of processes and systems 
  • Contribute to Procurement's success with regards to savings, customer satisfaction, risk mitigation and/or fulfillment 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


Personal skills and professional experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, economics or related field or a vocational training with specialization in Procurement
  • At least 3 years of experience in Procurement
  • Skills to organize, coordinate and execute with attention to details, while keeping the big picture in mind
  • Problem solver with the initiative to think critically to pro-actively identify improvement opportunities
  • Reliability and demonstrated ability to work in teams, as well as autonomously/without constant monitoring
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English 
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office





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.