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Direct Purchasing is a part of Purchasing & Logistics Organization in Orion Supply Chain. Direct Purchasing is responsible for global purchasing & sourcing for Orion’s own manufacturing including tasks related to sourcing agreements, risk management, category strategies, supplier management and performance.
We are looking for an experienced sourcing and purchasing professional to join our packaging material purchasing team as a Sourcing Manager. Packaging Materials purchasing team is responsible for Orion’s packaging material supplier base management and competitiveness, and ensuring that the packaging materials supplier portfolio and offering are meeting the requirements of today and future and contributing to Orion's strategy and business targets.
In your specified area of responsibility, you will be managing the selected supplier base of Orion’s packaging materials. As a sourcing manager you drive the RFQ and supplier selection process, and negotiate pricing, business models and sourcing agreements in a leading role. You own and lead the category strategy work and risk management activities in your area. Driving improvements and actively managing the product/material lifecycle together with other key stakeholders and experts to ensure the most optimal set-up for Orion business needs is an essential part of your job. You are capable of working across the organizational boundaries with experts from various fields and functions to ensure the best know-how is utilized to reach the desired outcome. You have an eye for the details, but you also understand the big picture, and you can challenge the status quo, if needed. You’re capable of leading projects and initiatives, and proactively and independently plan actions for the future.
We are looking for an experienced candidate with minimum 5 years of proven professional experience from global sourcing and supplier management. You have a M.Sc. degree in the field of Business (e.g. SCM, Logistics, Industrial Economics) or an otherwise suitable background.
A positive can-do attitude with excellent co-operation and networking skills are essential to succeed in this role. You are curious, goal driven and motivated self-starter. You also have a natural talent to take the lead and ownership of tasks and ensure and see them through to completion. You have a growth mindset, and ability to develop and lead things and processes in your sourcing area and in close co-operation with the suppliers.
The concepts of SRM and category management are familiar to you and you have gained solid experience from supplier/commercial agreement negotiations, as well as from pricing and business model negotiations. You communicate and negotiate fluently in English and Finnish, other language skills are seen as benefit.
- Strategic sourcing mindset and understanding
- Project management skills and action planning
- SAP knowledge and category specific knowledge are counted as an asset
- Willingness to travel appr. 20 days/ year
We offer an interesting position in highly motivated team of packaging material sourcing professionals at Orion Direct Purchasing. In this position you are able to shape and develop your own sourcing category area in a leading pharmaceutical company, and through your work you contribute how we at Orion are building and improving well-being of our customers.
For additional details, please contact Sari Saarela-Lantto, Category Manager, +358 50 966 2733, on May 9th between 13-14, or on May 11th between 12-13.
Please send your CV and application latest by 16th of May, 2018.
Orion is a globally operating Finnish company developing pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests – a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion’s pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders, oncology and respiratory for which Orion developes inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs.
Orion’s net sales in 2014 amounted to EUR 1,015 million and the Company had about 3,500 employees. Orion’s A and B shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki.