Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and that it is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for agroscience, genomics and discovery pharmacology and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the significant emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.
Eurofins now has over 250 laboratories across 39 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia-Pacific, with a total staff of 25.000 employees. Since its IPO on the French stock exchange in 1997, Eurofins’ sales have increased by 37% each year (in compound average) to close to € 2 billion in 2015. Share price has multiplied 182 times in this period. This rapid growth is strongly nurtured by an active acquisition strategy.
The Head of Group Purchasing is based in Brussels. Ten regional purchasing managers report functionally into him.
The Regional Purchasing manager for Belgium and the Netherlands reports directly into the regional Finance Director for Belgium and the Netherlands and is responsible for a total spend in the region of appr. € 45 mio.
The company still has features of a SME (Small/Medium Enterprise). Purchasing is centralized in the region within a Shared Service Center (SSC) together with finance, HR and IT.
The spend consists of
- consumables – PPE, glassware, plastics, filters, chemicals
- capex – a.o. lab equipment
- services – transport, carlease, telecom, IT, etc.
- real estate.
The company has the intention to implement an ERP system (MS Dynamics AX) at short notice.
In the position you will manage a team of 2 senior buyers, 2 operational buyers, 1 procurement analyst and 1 purchasing assistent, who will purchase for all locations in the region.
You need to be aware that the rapid growth of the company frequently makes that new affiliates need to be integrated and serviced. Implementation of purchasing processes is therefore constantly of utmost importance.
Stakeholder management is required at many levels: the headquarter, within the SSC and within the many locations in the region. Beside this all you are part of a global organization and need to play your role there as well.
As regonal Purchasing manager (B, NL) you are further expected to coach your team, increase their professionalism and their role-satisfaction, achieve savings-targets, improve working capital as well as supplier performance, implement purchasing processes throughout the organization and deliver good quality of reporting.
You will be based in Oosterhout (NL). Extensive travel in the region is foreseen.
- master diploma, analytically strong
- very good command of Dutch and English
- abundant purchasing experience across categories
- sound management experience
- experience within SME’s as well as in a corporate environment
- ability to gain trust in an international environment / organisational sensitivity
- energy, strong communicator, selfstarter, taking ownership, ambition.
The salary depends on experience and background, but can be named considerable. Fringe benefits are a sizeable on-target bonus, lease car, 26 vacation days and an optimized defined contribution pension plan.
Your reaction with resumé, which shows the requested experience and konwledge, plus your motivation letter, can be sent till 15 November to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further infomation can be provided by Maarten Smits van Oyen, tel. 06-22422161.