Strategic Purchaser (f/m/d)

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Date: Mar 27, 2023

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 ​Strategic 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:

  • Take over responsibility for the procurement of major investments, equipment and Capex-Projects;
  • Independent market analysis and development of a deep market understanding;
  • Develop procurement strategies in alignment with Project Management and Engineers;
  • Set-up of master service agreements and frame contracts;
  • Maintain and develop strong supplier relations with key-suppliers;
  • Internal reporting (e.g. consumption patterns, cost saving opportunities, generating management reports);
  • Realization of procurement under consideration of all GMP-regulations.


Qualifications required:

  • Successfully completed university degree or bachelor’s degree with focus on Procurement or Supply Chain;
  • Significant job experience in an operative or strategic purchasing position;
  • Experience in (strategic) purchasing including market analysis and price analysis;
  • Experience in initiating, negotiating and finalizing of significant contracts;
  • Preferable experience in Pharma or comparable branches like Food or Chemical;
  • Analytical and continuous improvement mindset;
  • Fluent in English and Dutch language;
  • Preferable user expertise in SAP S4/Hana;
  • Pro-active, teamplayer, good communicative skills and service-oriented;
  • Technical background or affinity would be beneficial;
  • 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 
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