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Pharmaceutical Compounding Procurement Lead

Req # JR - 119104 Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job Category Procurement Date posted 01/08/2024

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Ensure all Baxter Compounding category related acquisitions and resulting contracts are conducted in a strategic, timely manner, with a focus on total cost of ownership.  Work to identify and articulate Baxter’s requirements, foster competition amongst suppliers, leverage agreements across the enterprise, including working with Purchasing and Supply Managers with both EMEA and Global to manage Baxter’s risk, drive savings, cost avoidance and create value for Baxter Healthcare.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Develop and lead sourcing strategies for categories and deliver effective Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Works (SOW) across Italy, France, Canada, and Puerto Rico Pharmacy Compounding spend.

  • Develop strong, ethical relationships with key suppliers to ensure a beneficial relationship, whilst understanding supplier’s capabilities as well as overall financial stability and associated risk. 

  • Develop supplier relationships that deliver maximum value from the current and potential supplier base.

  • Develop strategic supplier relationships in partnership with local commercial teams on targeted products to improve profitability and develop new business opportunities.

  • Create cost-saving opportunities through competitive bidding, and negotiations to achieve/exceed savings targets and deliver on-time reporting.

  • Drive and measure improvements through utilization of industry benchmarking.

  • Negotiate price, contract terms, and conditions for major goods or services and draft contracts where necessary. Establish service levels and jointly work with relevant stakeholders to measure and monitor supplier’s performance. Maintain and review supplier performance to ensure conformance to supplier management goals (cost, quality, service, delivery). Ensure timely resolution of all disputes.

  • Establish meaningful metrics to manage suppliers and drive supplier value enhancements through contract clauses and rigorous supplier management and development activities.

  • Document outcomes of deals through category management and associated economics and report on a regular basis.

  • Collaborate with other members of Purchasing & Supplier Management (PSM), to ensure we are leveraging the existing tools and directions across categories

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-7 years overall business and/or purchasing experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with MBA preferred.

  • Demonstrate experience in the pharmaceutical environment within EMEA.

  • Understanding of P2P process and system implementation and management.

  • Able to quickly gain credibility and gain traction with both internal stakeholders and external suppliers. 

  • Influencing, consultative ability, and initiative will be key competencies. 

  • Negotiation, Conflict Resolution.

  • Presentation Skills, Facilitation, Leadership, Effective communication skills.

  • Effective team player.

  • Sound understanding of contract law.

  • Strong project management, planning, and organizational skills.

  • Strong understanding where Quality has involvement with suppliers across the total vendor base.

  • Analytical and business problem-solving skills.

  • Strong personal accountability for results and integrity, eagerness to learn and continuously improve. Uncompromising dedication to quality, relentless focus on rapid and disciplined action, and respect for the diverse contributions of all.

  • Fluency in English both in speaking and writing.

We offer

  • Probation period of 3 months and then for an indefinite period.

  • Competitive salary, annual bonuses, recognition award program.

  • Corporate culture based on our values: collaboration, speed, courage and simplicity.

  • Possibilities for development on a personal and professional level in one of the leading global MedTech companies.

  • Package of benefits including Private medical care (Lux Med), Life Insurance, Multisport card.

  • Bax4U - cafeteria/lunch cards (300 PLN).

  • PPE program with very attractive conditions available for each employee after 3 months.

  • Educational support: fully covered language courses (English or other languages according to business needs), financial certifications (ACCA, CIMA).

  • Co-financing of holidays and an additional 2 days off from work annually.

  • Day off for birthday.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

  • Great Warsaw office location - Powiśle!

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