Vacature API Procurement Manager

As senior full time Procurement Manager you will work extensively with both our internal organization and our suppliers at various levels of the organization, to ensure that all required APIs and GMP Starting Materials for projects under your responsibility are delivered in time and to the right quality to meet the needs of the wider projects.

Omschrijving Vacature API Procurement Manager

To accurately identify and translate Synthon’s requirements in API terms, and then ensure these are delivered in full, and to the required timeline. The goals include the on-time provision of detailed information to enable the project to proceed smoothly, as well as supply of materials which comply with the quality and GMP requirements. Delivery to key project timeline milestones, quality requirements and budgets are all pivotal to success.

The role requires extensive interaction with multiple internal and external stakeholders at multiple levels of our global organization, spanning throughout the early part of a product lifecycle, all the way from early project opportunity evaluation to product registration and up to commercial launch. In addition to ensuring that quality, compliance, timelines and price requirements are all met, there is the need to ensure suppliers are sourced and qualified in line with group requirements, and to proficiently contract and manage the relationships with our suppliers to ensure continued good supply performance and improvement.

Job details

  • Work with multiple stakeholders to properly define, source and supply the GMP materials and information required by the project team.
  • Source, screen and select suppliers in line with our procurement procedures.
  • Manage the entire Procurement Process for direct materials, from supplier selection, through qualification and purchasing.
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships to ensure on-time delivery of products to our required quality & cost points.
  • Assess ongoing risks to supply and take actions to mitigate these.
  • Ensure seamless transfer and progression of project to commercial supply.
  • Support the wider organization with the provision of the information required for product development and registration.
  • Conduct and finalize supplier contract negotiations to that ensure our desired outcomes on delivery reliability, quality and price are met.


Our offer

We offer our employees a working environment in which trust, pride and joy play an important role and as such we have been acknowledged as a Great Place to Work® in 2017 and 2019. We understand our economic, social and environmental impact on the wider world. We care - for each other, for partners, for patients and for society at large. We support various educational initiatives and actively contribute to charitable causes and to the development of the communities worldwide to which we belong.

More specifically, we offer our employees:

  • A professional, yet pleasant and informal working environment with short communication lines, focus on cooperation and appreciation of initiatives
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Good working conditions with attention to ergonomic support
  • A keen eye on work/life balance, with the option to partly work from home
  • A yearly outing with all colleagues and other inspiring company events.


Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company, and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon works to develop therapies that address the needs of people worldwide and help improve their health and well-being. Through the provision of high-quality genericmedicines, we make treatments more affordable and increase access to important remedies. Currently, our products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales. Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight other countries. In 2019, it recorded a turnover of EUR 261 million. The company employs about 1,500 staff of whom around 200 work in Nijmegen.

Eisen Vacature API Procurement Manager

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • Bachelor or Master's degree;
  • 5+ years of experience of working within Procurement of direct materials (preferably within R&D);
  • 5+ years of experience of working within the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Relevant experience of Project Management, Supplier Relationship Management and Contract Negotiations would be highly desirable;
  • A knowledge of GMP Regulations, and of Chemical Prouction and R&D would be an advantage;
  • Excellent communication and people management skills;
  • A high proficiency in English both in writing and speaking.

Personal skills

You find negotiating and influencing all levels of stakeholder a challenge. You are experienced in building relationships in varied environments. You are energetic, pragmatic and able to work autonomously with positive energy and a pro-active attitude.

Contact information

For further information, please contact Olivier Lemckert, at +31642281783. If you are interested in joining our client in this challenging position, we welcome your application via the apply button.

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