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Category Manager, Logistics & Distribution, Ballerup

Created 02/11/2021
Reference 1713120265
Category Purchasing Managers
Job type Full Time
Country Denmark
City Ballerup
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
Exciting opportunity with huge business potential

Do you have a well-founded experience within logistics sourcing and change projects, and you are looking for a unique opportunity to unfold your talent in a role with great impact and influence, then this may be the role for you.

LEO Pharma has embarked on a very ambitious journey to become the world's preferred dermatology care partner - and that is why we need you. In the Logistics & Distribution team in Procurement you will get the opportunity to make a significant difference for people with serious skin diseases all over the world. You will be a key player in driving strategic projects in Global Procurement aiming to bring even more value to the business mid- and long-term.

The job

As Category Manager in Global Procurement you will drive and impact the global category strategy and a key partner to several stakeholders across the organization. With multiple transformation projects taking place in our Global Supply Chain and beyond this is an exciting time for the Logistics & Distribution area, and for the right person there will be both opportunities to considerably impact this area as well as plenty of hands-on in terms of managing a broad range of suppliers, tendering, planning and leading complex contract negotiations - and while doing so, create huge value for LEO Pharma.

The Category Manager will
  • Be overall responsible for ProcurementStrategy,projects and activities within theGlobal Logistics & Distributionarea
  • Proactively look for improvement and optimization opportunities and prioritize the activities of the team according to the common strategy, goals and with a continuous focus on execution in alignment with the other teams in Global Procurement
  • Engage and deal with external senior vendor managers and internal senior stakeholders in a global context
  • Master in a professional and timely manner the procurement aspects of the supplier base in category/sub-categories, hereunder; supplier market dynamics, supplier performance situations, risks, project status, total spend, contracts and negotiations etc.
  • Negotiate and ensure best possible terms and conditions as well as ensuring that all the suppliers are covered by active contracts, in cooperation with Legal


Your qualifications
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to drive change/transformation via projects
  • Degree qualified; Supply Chain, Finance or Logistics
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid relevant professional experience in Logistics and Distribution Procurement
  • Procurement and contracting knowledge
  • Strong track record improving performance from external distribution partners
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, excellent communication skills and high quality of deliverables.
  • Have a problem solving mindset and a cooperative attitude


Key working Relationships
  • Global Supply Chain and Global Product Supply
  • Global Affiliates
  • QA Units
  • Category Managers
  • Global Finance
  • Corporate Legal
  • External Suppliers(such as 3PL, 4PL, Freight)


Business insights
  • Professional experience from the pharmaceutical industry is preferred
  • Extensive knowledge around distribution and logistics from other larger global companies


Behavioural competencies
  • Action and execution oriented
  • Business Insights
  • Collaborates well
  • Communicates effectively
  • Courage
  • Customer focus
  • Drive results
  • Trustworthy
  • Nimble Learning
  • Team Player


Your new team

The Logistics & Distribution category and team resides under Global Indirect Procurement in a defined Category Management structure with more 15 other engaged colleagues. We are right now building the new team for continued support to the business and you will be part of a dedicated team of 3 employees reporting directly to the Head of Global Category Management.

Join our mission to help more people achieve healthy skin. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are suffering from an untreated skin disease. Helping these people to get a better life is what LEO Pharma is all about. By understanding their needs and wishes we will improve existing treatments and break new land to uncover the solutions of tomorrow.By joining LEO Pharma you will get the opportunity to create results, develop yourself among highly skilled colleagues while taking on our quest to become the preferred dermatology care partner improving people's lives around the world and at the same time create profitable growth.

Contact and application

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lone Skytte, Head of Global Category Management at + 45 3023 2666.Please apply via the link at our website and remember to attach application and CV. The deadline is 28. February 2021 however as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis please don't hesitate to apply as soon as possible.

About LEO Pharma
LEO Pharma helps people achieve healthy skin. By offering care solutions to patients in more than 100 countries globally, LEO Pharma supports people in managing their skin conditions. Founded in 1908 and owned by the LEO Foundation, the healthcare company has devoted decades of research and development to delivering products and solutions to people with skin conditions. LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark and employs around 6,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.leo-pharma.com.