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CRO Purchaser (early development and pre-clinical)


Benson & Winch is looking for a Purchaser - Category Manager CRO Clinical Trials to join a biotechnological company.

Our client is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines with novel modes of action.

The job will be held in Mechelen with some travel to Paris and Leiden.

In a nutshell:
• You will be responsible for procuring services and goods from supplier’s and CRO’s.
• Managing the needs and expectations of the Business to drive satisfaction while ensuring compliance to procurement standards and alignment with procurement strategies.
• Sub-processes for Services purchase category: Demand and costs Analysis, Supply Market Assessment, Strategy Implementation.

Your responsibilities

Execute non-production requisitions to support the business needs and in compliance with Corporate policies and procedures
Formulate and analyze bid proposals for the procurement of services, clinical trials. Negotiates or renegotiates and support business functions for contracts with suppliers for complex services.
Understand the supplier’s and CRO’s cost structure in order to analyze efficiently the market
Supplier Management: with the support of internal customers, relationship building, data review and analysis, performance monitoring and improvement.
Sub-processes: Supplier Segmentation, Supplier Performance Management, Create Purchasing reviews, Supplier Risk Management.
Sourcing: Support business functions and Approach to Market, Sourcing Documentation Creation, Negotiation and Supplier Selection, Sourcing Implementation.
Contracting: Systematically and efficiently support in contract creation, approval, administration and compliance to maximize financial and operational performance and minimize risk. Sub-processes: Legal, Finance, IT, HR, Tax interface, Contracts Creation, Contracts Approval, Contract Administration, Contract Management and Compliance.
Back-up of the Consumables and Services Purchasers

Your profile

University level is required (Master’s degree in economics, business administration and/or with scientific knowledge)
A minimum of 3 years in an international environment with experience in clinical trials is required
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Dutch and/or French
Excellent communication skills and team spirit are essential for success.
Able to work within an organization of highly educated, experienced professionals.
You have high energy level and a drive to set up the right process culture within the fast growing and changing organization.
Result driven, dynamic and flexible.
Strong work ethics are expected as well as talent for project leadership.
Have good negotiating, good interpersonal skills and communicative strengths.
Hands-on attitude and result oriented
Have a fair knowledge of international trade & prefer if he/she is working for companies with regulatory market experience.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
The flexibility and independence to work in a changing and unstructured environment
Ability to work interdependently within a team

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