Technical Buyer (m/f/x)

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Date: 12-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 production site in Pfaffenhofen we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Technical Buyer (m/f/x) 


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.


Roles 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

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.