Head of procurement to Q-Med in Uppsala

On behalf of our customer Q-Med in Uppsala we are looking for a Head of Procurement. You will be responsible for the plant purchasing department which manages all purchasing activities at the site. For this role we are looking for a person with some years of experience in purchasing especially direct purchase and with a background in industrial/FMCG environment.

The role

As head of procurement you are to manage oversee and develop the plant purchasing department which is structured around four areas:

  • Direct purchase
  • Indirect purchase:
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Contract Research Operations

You are responsible for defining the objectives and implementation of activities, processes and organization to continuously reduce costs, to support Q Med´s activity growth and to secure the supply of goods and services. You are reporting to Head of Operations at Q-Med.

Main tasks:

  • Manage and develop a team of 5 direct reports
  • Collaborate with global Procurement team and work together with global stakeholders
  • Propose and implement the strategic direction for Procurement’s role and value adding in the company, including managing the internal communication
  • Drive process development relating to sourcing and P2P processes
  • Establish processes for sharing operational plans to make sure Procurement gets involved in all significant spend at an early stage
  • Responsibility for capacity and prioritization balance
  • Maintain an overview of the company's total supplier spend
  • Report performance KPIs
  • Manage and develop Procurement policy
  • Budget responsibility
  • In addition to the Manager role, manage 1-2 categories/CMOs

 Experience and competences

To be successful in the role as Head of Purchasing you need to have a university degree in business or engineering with at least five years in purchasing with a focus on direct purchase and knowledge in purchasing tools and practices. You also need to have a background in an industrial/FMCG environment combining an operational and functional position where purchasing function is mature, performing and seen as strategic. Experience from working in a multi-cultural environment is a requirement as well as fluency in English, written and spoken; Swedish is a plus.

Furthermore you must have proven excellent leadership experience together with god communication and presentation skills and be able to show proven skills and results. You have a good self-awareness, ability to handle multiple projects at the same time and strong people and relationship skills with a sincere interest in developing others. As a leader you have integrity and are able to take initiatives when needed, your technical understanding and negotiating skills are very good as well as your knowledge in strategic marketing and financing. In addition you have a strong customer and brand focus.

ValueOne are specialists in supply chain management, purchasing and logistics. We offer our customers services in three business areas; interim logistics and procurement consultants, recruitment of buyers and logisticians, as well as development of our customers’ supply chain operations in terms of strategies, models, methods, processes, structure and competence.


We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please apply through our webpage at: https://valueone.se/aktuella-jobb/ as soon as possible, but no later than 4th of August. Feel free to contact Olof Widmark tel. 070 786 80 99 with any questions regarding the listed position.

Sökord: Head of purchasing, head of procurement, purcahsing, procurement, direct purchase FMCG multi cultural enivironment P2P direct purchase contract manufacturing Contract Research Operations

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