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Bioprocess Operational Buyer

Via Pauwels Consulting

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Pauwels Consulting is a Belgian consulting firm with more than 520 experts in engineering, life sciences and IT. We offer consulting, project management and recruitment services to leading companies in Belgium and beyond. We have offices in Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland ( .

Bioprocess Operational Buyer

Job description

Purpose of the Mission (project & department description)

  • Partner with the Global Procurement team and other buyers to support and advance the global sourcing strategy
  • Assist with the definition & delivery of optimised procurement strategies for operational & strategic projects, dealing with complex sourcing, logistics and quality issues in a fast paced and challenging environment
  • Support succesful project delivery (cost, quality, time) against business targets, customer expectations, compliance requirements and total cost of ownership
  • Effectively manage Stakeholder relationships with internal customers and external Supplier
Primary Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Manage end-to-end Sourcing activities against defined deliverable for a specific
  • initiative, ensuring alignment with objectives of External Workforce project:
- Alignment with the business on requirements
- Standardization & segmentation of the contingent missions/profiles
- Strategic options set-up, risks/opportunities, & recommendation to the business
  • Work with a) Network of internal customers in order to implement the procurement process & tools and b) Buyers to support global strategy of category
  • Assist in the creation of market tenders, RFI, RFP (including preparation, supplier negotiations, operational and administrative tasks, recommendation). Ensure key project drivers are successfully met and in compliance with the Procurement process
  • Where possible, Identify potential Suppliers and market opportunities
  • Carry out Supplier due diligence & performance evaluation Engage and manage Supplier base against defined contractual terms, SLA¡¦s and framework agreements
  • Support Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) for the category (Business Review
  • Meetings, performance evaluation, continuous improvement plans follow-up)
  • Assist in the preparation of Audit & Compliance process reviews, as required


  • Experience across key procurement processes:o Market analysis
- Request for Information / Request for Proposals / Request for Quotations set up
- Negotiation
- Contract Management
- Supplier Performance Evaluation & Supplier Relationship Management
- Full end-to-end sourcing process on defined purchasing categories
  • Ability to leverage past experience and industry knowledge to continuously motivate change inside area of direct responsibilities
  • Synthesis and analytical skills, ability to extract key information from complex set of data
  • Result, value and performance oriented with experience gained in a fast moving, results oriented business environment
Soft Skills
  • Good communicator with ability to interact in multidisciplinary environment and work in teams in a highly complex organisation.
  • Team worker and strong sense of priorities
  • Support common strategic agendas to the benefit of the company
  • Flexible thinking: structured, creative, conceptual thinker according to situations and needs
  • Learning agility and continuous improvement mindset
Education, Methodology & Certification Requirements
  • Master in Engineering or Business and/or Procurement
  • Experience in Pharma, Food, FMCG
  • ICT Skills (software, operating systems, hardware, etc.)
  • SAP, MS Office
  • English Business
  • French Fluent


  • Challenging projects based on your interests and skills
  • Personal follow-up and clear, transparent communication both before and after commencement of employment
  • Possibility to follow extra training
  • Inspiring network events and legendary after work drinks
  • Strong network of industry leading clients
  • Expertise within IT, Engineering and Life Sciences
  • A flying start for every junior, growth opportunities and possibility to share gathered knowledge for more senior employees

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