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Sourcing Manager (Chemicals for Pharma) – Ajinomoto Omnichem (Closed)

Sectors: Pharma
Functions: Sourcing Manager
Locations: Wetteren


Ajinomoto Omnichem:

Role purpose

You are responsible for the worldwide sourcing of our raw materials, more specific the critical building blocks and securing the supply for their productions. You develop a strategic purchase plan and steer the related qualification processes in order to realise business objectives.

Your personal mission includes building relationships with suppliers, negotiating cost and developing agreements that help our company grow and become more profitable.

Key responsibilities

  • You appraise and improve sourcing activities supporting respective business objectives and building sourcing intelligence. This includes demand analysis, market and supplier analyses, spend analysis, building and developing networks (internally and externally),…
  • You develop and execute strategic sourcing supporting actual business and future business goals. You determine the best potential purchasing opportunities, determine priorities related to optimization of quality, delivery, prices and related risks from supplier risk assessments,…
  • You support qualification and selection process by e.g. performing supplier assessments
  • You establish necessary agreements in support of Purchase To Pay process and hand over necessary information to your procurement colleagues (including conditions for processing of purchase orders)
  • You manage and develop supplier relations by gathering feedback on performances, following up on open complaints, coordinate and follow-up on agreed corrective actions,…
  • You search for and share market insights (e.g. evolution of prices and cost structures, market developments,…). You report to Head of Purchase


  • At least 5 years of experience in purchasing function preferably within chemical or pharmaceutical industry
  • Master or Engineering degree in Chemistry/Economy or equivalent by experience
  • Willing to travel worldwide
  • Proven negotiation skills and excellent business communicator; Able to build and develop networks (internally and externally)
  • Strong commercial mindset and good understanding of business processes and business needs
  • Handle well pressure of deadlines
  • Strong communication skills in Dutch, English and French (oral & written). German or other languages are asset

Our offer

  • Be part of stable and recognised company that has the “Power to Make”
  • Attractive salary package incl. fringe benefits (e.g. hospital insurance, pension plan, bonus plan and great company restaurant)
  • Be part of organisation that offers personalised technical training, personal development opportunities and prospects to internal mobility
  • Pleasant, no-nonsense, people-oriented working atmosphere with employee initiatives and events


Please send your application and/or CV to Annemie Schuermans: (+32 471 42 63 23)

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