Buyer Indirect Procurement (Facilities & Engineering)

02 September 2021
SalaryNegotiable depending on experience
LocationHoofddorp, Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, North Holland
DisciplineLogistics/Transportation/Supply Chain, Purchasing and Procurement

Our client, who is an international pharmaceutical, is looking for a Buyer Indirect Procurement (40 hours) in Hoofddorp. This role can be done part on-site and remotely.

All applicants MUST have full legal authorization to work in the EU region independently and be fluent in both spoken and written English language.

The role

In this role You will be part of the EU Sourcing & Procurement department which we are building up at the moment and therefore, you can help shape our organization going forward with your personal experience and motivation. You will be working for the Ass. Directors EU Sourcing & Procurement, Global F&E Sourcing and in close alignment with the local F&E team based in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

In this role you will be providing procurement support to strategic sourcing projects in the Facilities & Engineering domain working closely with the Global Category Lead for CapEx, regional F&E teams and the Lead of EU Sourcing & Procurement. You will be expected to proactively engage with key-stakeholders and lead local projects.


  • Lead cross-functional sourcing activities including develop & prepare formal tender documents, execute tender via e-sourcing tool, obtain quotes, negotiate pricing, relevant T&Cs and contracts to support business needs.
  • Collaborate and build productive relationships with internal business partners and stakeholders - including internal customers from technical departments and the global category team - to identify opportunities to gain efficiencies and cost savings while fulfilling business requirements.
  • Establish and foster effective relationships with key suppliers.
  • Ensure efficient and compliant contract management is conducted by drafting/negotiating/validating with legal and consolidating/storing supplier contracts.

Profile candidate

  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or business administration with 5+ years of relevant experience in Sourcing/Procurement preferably in a biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in strategic procurement, category management and sourcing of CapEx/Equipment & Technical (IFM) services.
  • Strong technical knowledge, ideally an engineering background
  • Experience in regulated industries, preferably with an understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, its quality requirements and GMPs.
  • Experience in operating in cross-functional teams in an international environment.
  • Solid contract negotiation and management skills.
  • Experience in e-procurement (SCOUT) and B2B operations.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications.

Personal Skills

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description.
  • A team player collaborating well in cross-functional matrix environment, ability to communicate and work independently with scientific/technical personnel.
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced expanding company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.

What do we offer

  • Temporary agency contract via Kelly Services for 6 months, with possible extension
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Salary indication depending on experience!


Please do contact Marcella Henryati, Recruitment Consultant

M: 06-58811958

When interested please apply with your English resume on our website:

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