(Technical) Purchaser (f/m/d)

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Date: Oct 4, 2022

Location: Amsterdam, NH, NL

Company: Wacker Chemie AG

Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and about 14,500 employees from 70 nations.
Wacker Biotech, as part of WACKER, is a leading global biotechnology organization specializing in the production of biopharmaceuticals. The company has outstanding technologies for the rapid, efficient and thus cost-effective production of therapeutic proteins for clinical and commercial supply. Currently it is the biggest dedicated microbial Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in the world. Its four dedicated and fast-growing production sites are currently based in Germany (Halle and Jena), The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and The United States (San Diego, CA).
Are you looking for a dynamic, globally active technology company – yet at the same time, you appreciate a value-oriented, trusting company? We offer you exciting work as part of a team of experts who treat each other as equals. At our Amsterdam-based center Wacker Biotech B.V. focuses on the GMP-compliant microbial based production of recombinant proteins, vaccines and live microbials as drug substance and drug product.

We are currently looking for a ​(Technical) Purchaser (f/m/d)​ to join our growing team.


For more detailed information please feel free to contact Mrs. Peggy Engels, tel. 0031 (0)20 7503 675.
Please note: Agency acquisition to this vacancy is not appreciated. 

Job responsibilities:

Operative purchasing

  • Purchase order processing for all materials and services required by the organization 
  • Following all GMP guidelines for procurement
  • Price negotiations and quotation management
  • Complaint management
  • Master data maintenance
  • Contract administration and archiving
  • Incoming invoices process 

Strategic purchasing

  • Contract and price agreement negotiations
  • Creation and set-up of purchase agreements
  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships with existing and new suppliers
  • Internal reporting (e.g. consumption patterns, cost saving opportunities, generating management reports)
  • KPI monitoring
  • QA support for vendor qualification program
  • Cycle count management


Qualifications required:

  • 5 Years of experience in a similar job
  • Relevant education like Logistics and Economics (HBO) or Retail Management (HBO)
  • Experience in (strategic) purchasing including market analyses and price analyses
  • Experience in initiating, negotiating and finalizing of significant contracts
  • Experience in Pharma or comparable branches like Food or Chemical
  • Analytical and continuous improvement mindset
  • English and Dutch language
  • Pro-active, teamplayer, good communicative skills and service-oriented
  • You reside in and are eligible to work in The Netherlands (valid work permit)
WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.
Be part of our WACKER family. Across all nations.
We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com/careers. 
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