Procurement Manager

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Manage the sourcing of ancillary clinical supplies for worldwide clinical trials for global pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations. Provide analysis including strategic analysis and insight into suppliers and markets. Prepare clinical supply plans in support of new and revised study opportunities. Participate in negotiation strategies, conduct RFPs, RFQs and quotation analysis, cost modeling and supplier management. Oversee PO execution and required ERP activity.


  • Create and execute RFPs and RFQs. Build supply plans together with subsequent structured information analysis and business requirements.
  • Conduct detailed supplier and supply market analysis looking at facts, trends, and data analysis. Execute continuous learning and product awareness programs for procurement and project management colleagues. Steward a repository of specification templates to assist in defining supply requirements.
  • Ensure that appropriate supplier agreements and relationships have appropriate KPI’s and metrics to achieve a win-win relationship. Monitor, report, manage and continuously improve supplier performance. Ensure that supplier qualification criteria are being met. Coordinate Return Good Authorization activity.
  • Ensure that the appropriate contingency and remediation plans are in place for supply plans. Categorize the ancillary supply as high/medium/low risk per established guidelines.
  • Be an active member on one or more sourcing teams utilizing the above essential functions in a spirit of continuous improvement to drive assurance and quality of supply, service, cost and innovation.
  • Manage, capture and report savings per the Ancillare global procurement savings handbook and customer requirements.
  • Work with procurement specialists to ensure the company funds are expended for clinical supplies in compliance with the corporate grant of authority table and in conjunction with approved supply plans. (Oversight of PO creation through ANSUMS & DDMS requirements.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by developing strong collaboration and trust with internal stakeholders, customers and suppliers.
  • Enhance the department and organization by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different opportunities in the spirit of continuous improvement.
  • Maintain familiarity and compliance with all relevant company policies and procedures.
  • Travel <20%
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


  • Three to five years of procurement experience in lab supplies and/or clinical supplies required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience.


  • Ability to effectively read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to effectively work with tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and project software.
  • Demonstrated high degree of flexibility and adaptability to deal with ambiguous and dynamic situations.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of total sourcing spectrum from need identification to contract execution, including stakeholder and supplier management.
  • Collaborative mindset and aptitude to embrace change.
  • Ability and desire to effectively work with and collaborate with employees at all levels of the organization.