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Category Manager, Preclinical Development-, Regulatory Affairs and Safety Services - Global Direc..., Ballerup

Created 04/29/2021
Reference 953896211
Category Purchasing Managers
Job type Full Time
Country Denmark
City Ballerup
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
Are you ready to deliver the competitive advantage to LEO Pharma's supply chains?

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 Global Direct Procurement we are currently seeking a skilled Category Manager, who can lead strategic sourcing and procurement activities within the categories of Preclinical Development-, Regulatory Affairs and Safety Services.

We are on a journey towards a more mature procurement organization. The organization has been restructured, and processes have been improved with the ambition to create a best-in-class procurement organization, which deliver on improving company profitability (EBITDA) and support an efficient supply chain in compliance.
You will utilize your stakeholder management and communications skillset as you are expected to drive changes and development together with key stakeholders to ensure that we truly become best-in-class.

The job

LEO has an ambitious 2030 strategy and invests heavily in R&D, while optimizing the commercial product portfolio. This includes acquisitions of assets and divestments of entire brands and their supply chain. Procurement is a key function with regards to these changes and optimizations, as we have a major impact on the supplier network and how we manage the relationship to our suppliers.

For this position there will be an opportunity to support a broad variation of exciting areas within R&D. Here lies an opportunity to make considerably impact as well as plenty of hands-on experiences in terms of managing a range of suppliers, tendering, planning and leading complex contract negotiations - and while doing so, creating a huge value for LEO Pharma.

Moreover, you will:
  • Develop and implement global category strategies and sourcing pipeline supporting an efficient supply chain in compliance - primarily within Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs and Safety Services
  • Manage strategic relationships with suppliers and stakeholders to ensure that best terms and conditions are reflected in active contracts
  • Take responsibility for procurement projects and tenders in close collaboration with stakeholders to ensure best possible supply chain, total cost of ownership and contractual outcome for LEO
  • Secure governance and mandate by way of strong and clear communication
  • Support Line of Business with tasks and projects related to suppliers
  • Manage and improve supplier performance

We are currently in an exciting phase at LEO Pharma, where the Global Direct Procurement team is developing to secure the optimal setup to support a LEO Pharma in growth. You will have the opportunity to be exposed to categories of different maturity levels in the R&D area, which means that you will have a high degree of influence on developing categories and improving LEO's current and future supply chain.
Your qualifications

You have comprehensive experience from a similar Category- or Contract Manager position with experience within procurement. Preferably, in the biotechnology- or pharmaceutical industry, where you have acquired a solid understanding of industry related suppliers, financial drivers and market dynamics - especially experiences within R&D categories are valued.
We appreciate a good sense of humor and expect you work well in a small team and openly share your good ideas as well as listen and learn from others' experience.

You have excellent skills in communication and Supplier Relationship Management, coupled with strong negotiation skills and solid Change Management capabilities.

In addition you have:
  • A Bachelor and/or Master within relevant field of study or other relevant work experience
  • Have a strong strategic and analytical mindset, great negotiation skills and the ability to handle complexity
  • Preferably 5 years of Category Management experience with documented results within R&D Procurement, sourcing within the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent Stakeholder Management skills and the ability to manage a large stakeholder network

You are self-driven and thrive in a dynamic, international work environment, where objectives and priorities are under continuous development.
Your new team

Reporting to the Head of Technical & Pharmaceutical Procurement you will join our dynamic Global Direct Procurement team, consisting of approx. 22 professional and skillful colleagues with a can do attitude, who are keen to make a difference.

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 Jesper Pedersen, Head of Technical & Pharmaceutical Procurement, +45 6126 8888.

Please apply via the link at our website and remember to attach application and CV. The deadline is 17.05.2021.
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 5,400 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.leo-pharma.com.