ERT Senior Purchasing Agent (f/m) in Estenfeld, Germany

eResearchTechnology (ERT) provides unparalleled service and reliable solutions with a common purpose - to ease the challenges of product safety and testing efforts while improving and saving lives. Our important work sets the industry standard. Our team provides proven scientific and regulatory leadership to biopharmaceutical and medical device companies around the world. Our global clients rely upon our expertise - across Cardiac Safety, Respiratory Services, ePRO, and Consulting Solutions - to expedite their clinical research studies and empower them to make their expert decisions, more quickly and accurately, related to their product development and approval efforts.

Our global company is growing. Our aim is to lead clinical studies to success and to make a contribution to public health. We identify and reward great talent. We're refreshingly friendly and our teamwork is unrivaled.

Join us at our location in Estenfeld near Würzburg (Germany) for the challenge as a

Senior Purchasing Agent (m/w)

To purchase goods and services for the company in an efficient and economical manner

following established policies and procedures in processing purchase orders. Screen

information about products, prices, and suppliers. He/she may also solicit bids from vendors and make awards of purchasing contracts.

He/she is the main contact person in the escalation process and prepares quarterly, monthly

and annual financial ratios. Screening information about products, prices and suppliers.

  • Searching, evaluating and launching suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and the supplier’s reputation and history

  • Generating a global analysis of existing vendors; comparing the different vendors and elaborating the strengths and weaknesses of the individual suppliers; analyzing and comparing the requirements of different business lines; deciding with all involved parties which supplier is chosen globally

  • Implementation and training of purchasing process management in different business lines and locations

  • Negotiating, renegotiating and administering contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives; leading the negotiations with suppliers and preparation of meetings with suppliers

  • Generating of monthly, quarterly and annual financial ratios

  • Contact person for escalations in case of difficulties like bottlenecks, process problems etc.

  • Searching, evaluating and launching brokers (suppliers specialized on components which are difficult to source) to avoid bottlenecks

  • Analyzing purchasing options and make purchasing decisions

  • Analyzing commodity vendor data and forecast trends

  • Contact person for project purchasing (duties depend on R&D, accompany all steps from development to serial production)

  • Determination of savings potentials

  • Conferring with staff, users and suppliers to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action

  • Supplier relationship management

  • Providing KPIs

  • New development, analysis and improvement of processes

  • Approve invoices for payment

  • Degree in business or similar

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Purchasing or/and Sourcing; experience with a

  • FMCG, Pharmaceuticals or Manufacturing Company will be a plus

  • Experience in Supply Chain is mandatory

  • Knowledge of best practice within Supply Chain and Purchasing

  • Work experience of several years in intercultural teams

  • Fluent proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory

  • Experience in e-sourcing

  • Very Strong communication and influencing capabilities

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Good organizational and negotiation skills

  • Ability to work independently

Our Offer:

You can expect an attractive remuneration system, flexible working hours and numerous development opportunities in an expanding company. We promote your development through regular training courses in medical technology and personal areas through participation in internal or external training courses and certifications. ERT also offers you various options to participate in the success of the company.

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eResearchTechnology GmbH

Sieboldstr. 3, 97230 Estenfeld

Job Title_Translated: Senior Purchasing Agent (f/m)

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