Director – Real Estate & FM Category | Pharmaceuticals | Frankfurt

As a specialist in appointing Procurement Leadership roles internationally, we are delighted to be partnering with this innovative and progressive Pharmaceutical & Consumer Healthcare organisation.

With a strategic procurement organisation transformation underway, the opportunity exists for an experienced, innovative, agile and technically competent international Real Estate & FM Procurement Category Leader to join and be part of a genuine strategic change programme.

This Procurement category leadership opportunity is an integral part of the Transformation agenda – especially as the investment and strategy around the Real Estate and FM portfolio is strategically pivotal to the CPO’s agenda.

The ability to engage, motivate and drive change across a disparate, complex stakeholder community is vital to the success of this position.

As Director – Real Estate & FM Category your key responsibilities will be:

  • Leading the business area or functional Purchasing team, establishing and communicating vision and strategic direction, providing business context, coaching and direction to enable the team to meet its performance targets
  • Managing a geographically dispersed team of people constantly assigned on strategic sourcing projects
  • Representing the company with global strategic suppliers/contractors as appropriate, ensuring the company performance requirements are understood and being met.
  • Taking accountability for creating Purchasing strategy and delivering value in their set/functional area and advises the CPO on development of Group Purchasing agenda.
  • Ensuring that their teams and their stakeholders leverage and operate in line with the company purchasing tools, processes and policies
  • Build consensus and support of other leaders, leading and contributing to the development of improved Purchasing strategy and practice

Skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced tertiary qualifications preferably in business administration, commerce, engineering, supply chain and procurement would be advantageous.
  • Fluent in English and German (other European languages would be an advantage)
  • Extensive experience in leading a purchasing department in either the pharmaceutical industry or listed Categories is preferred.
  • The individual must be able to show deep domain knowledge of the Category and a track record of delivering value across large, de-centralised companies. Stakeholder Engagement, Supplier Collaboration, Team Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring are all essential attributes.
  • In addition, a track record of driving change with pace, agility and adaptability to a changing environment.

Benefits of the Director – Real Estate & FM Category role include:

  • c€130kbase salary
  • Car allowance
  • Performance-based bonus and extensive benefits package

How to apply:

To discuss the Director – Real Estate & FM Category role in more depth please contact David Hazeldine at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7780 734743.

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