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ViroSpot MN assay, a novel tool for antigenic characterization of influenza viruses and serology.
The ViroSpot assay platform is currently available for influenza virus and RSV, and under development for multiple other viral targets.

Virology Contract Research Laboratory

Specialized team of scientists

BSL 2 & BSL 3 Facilities

Large Scale Diagnostic Services

Specialized Consultancy Services

NEWS

ViroSpot MN assay, a novel tool for antigenic characterization of influenza viruses and serology.
The ViroSpot assay platform is currently available for influenza virus and RSV, and under development for multiple other viral targets.

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Are you specialized in procurement innovation, combined with experience in managing a team in a changing dynamic environment? Then we have an interesting job opportunity for you!

Director Procurement

Job description

In this position, you lead the procurement team across our sites, and play an essential part in assuring that we can fulfill our high growth ambitions. The procurement team at Viroclinics-DDL is responsible for the implementation and realization of our procurement strategy, through category management, sourcing, supply chain and tactical supplier management.

As Procurement Director you will work within an ambitious and dynamic international organization, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. Staff members on each of our three sites will report to you. One of your first major projects will be to analyze the procurement and inventory process, develop recommendations to the management team, and implement agreed steps to integrate the procurement function across our sites. Furthermore, you will be involved in integrating any possible additional sites that Viroclinics-DDL might acquire or set-up across the globe.

The following tasks will be a part of your responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute strategies designed to improve business process productivity, reduce costs and procurement related expenses across the entire Viroclinics-DDL group, while improving profitability for all assigned busines units;
  • Procure services and develop strategies to provide the highest quality at the lowest negotiated cost to the business units;
  • Lead and coordinate strategic procurement for direct spend within the organization;
  • Lead the integration of quality and operating supplies into the supply chain;
  • Establish and maintain KPIs to drive performance for on-time, in-full delivery performance;
  • Collaborate on shipping costs for all forms of transit including land, air and sea;
  • Secure spend and contract transparency across the assigned busines units;
  • Evaluate and manage the network of suppliers domestically; continually accessing cost, quality, on-time delivery and ensuring compliance with legal, safety and transportation standards;
  • Develop and maintain third-party supplier relationships;
  • Lead a team of approximately six people across our three sites, and have the capability and ambition to expand this team as we grow both organically and through acquisitions.

Personal competences

You have a clear vision and strategy about the procurement organization. You are eager to challenge and solve complicated issues and have a ‘can do’ attitude. Furthermore, you are able to understand and interpret interests from all stakeholders in complicated processes and are able to make decisions that take into account all of these interests. Your can identify the strengths of your individual team members and can optimize the team efforts.

Required education and experience:

  • Demonstrable management experience;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent required;
  • Knowledge of ISO15189 and/or G(C)LP/ 2 CFR § 200.320 or equal;
  • Experience in procurement innovation and change management procedures;
  • Preferably experience in pharma or pharma related sectors, and/or a sector that performs within high quality standards;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written (English is a must, Dutch an advantage).

Terms of employment

Director Procurement is a fulltime position, for 40 hours a week. We offer you a salary that corresponds with your education, experience and our company policy. We offer you a one-year contract with the possibility of extension and a permanent contract upon good performance. Furthermore, you will receive 8% holiday allowance and travel allowance.

Company Profile

Working at Viroclinics-DDL means working for a modern lab, which analyses samples of several viruses. We are specialized in analyzing serological, virological and molecular samples and we work with a diverse range of viruses, including COVID-19, Rabies, Influenza and Polio. Our clients are pharmaceutical companies and vaccine producing companies from all over the world. Viroclinics-DDL is known for delivering the highest quality by our extended virological knowledge.

Together with 300 colleagues in 3 different locations (Rotterdam, Rijswijk and Schaijk) we work on worldwide developing programs for vaccines and antivirals. Our employees are young, diverse and highly motivated. Besides working hard, we also enjoy sociability, we respect and have an eye for each other and enjoy spending time together on staff events and sometimes also outside work.

In short, do you want to be part of a close, fresh and dynamic team and do you have a passion for virology? Then we are looking for you!

To apply for this position

Would you like to be a part of our company as Procurement Director? Please send your CV and motivation letter to Madri Singh, Corporate Recruiter, via recruitment@viroclinics.com. For further information about the vacancy, please contact us at +316 57389380.

 

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