For our client, a global leader in the biotechnology industry, we are currently looking for a

The category manager is in charge of the development and deployment of sourcing strategies for his category. He manages global supplier portfolio for filters and chemicals.

Main activities

  • Develop and implement Sourcing and Category Management strategies for Biologics/Chemicals and Filters.
  • Lead and drive category strategy development to include spend analysis, market and geographical considerations, strategic importance etc.
  • Maintain and improve category strategies based on internal/external factors and ensuring implementation
  • Ensure implementation of Category Strategy to assure adequate source of supply and control material cost/continuity of supply
  • Lead and coordinate benchmarking activities within the category and the contract negotiation process
  • Ensure Category Strategy is reflecting the PSM strategic plan as well as the requirements of other impacted functions within the organization
  • Identify key/strategic/critical suppliers and implement operating mechanisms for assurance of achieving or exceeding expectations
  • Liaison with Medical Products Category Management in respect of cross divisional supplier management

Required Profile

  • Strong leadership skills including leading projects with broad scope and impact outside own department and promotes teamwork between departments
  • Complete, in-depth understanding of all aspects of the business including profitability, inventory turns and service levels
  • Strong communication skills
  • BS, MS or PharmD with experience in Contract Manufacturing, Chemical procurement
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience


If you feel interested in this challenge, please send your CV to Isadora Meersseman: [email protected]



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