Head of Procurement

Job description


Created in 2014, Excelya is a people-centered Contract Research Organization (CRO) that excels with care.

We offer a personal and authentic experience within a young, ambitious health company on the path to becoming the clinical research leader in Europe thanks to our 800 Excelyates. Our unique one-stop provider service model – leveraging full-service, functional service provider and consulting – allows our Excelyates to evolve through a diverse array of projects. In collaboration with preeminent experts, Excelya advances scientific, managerial and human knowledge to improve the patient journey.

For our team members, excelling with care means benefitting from a stimulating professional environment that encourages personal, intellectual, and operational participation so that together we can be the best in our field. We commit to giving each Excelyate the means to express their natural talents, develop their full potential and invest their unique selves in our unique project.

To learn more about us, visit www.excelya.com

You will create and develop a strong Purchasing Department acting as a real business partner. To be a strategic added value creator to build a global leading player.

As Purchasing Manager, you will define and implement the company’s purchasing policy, in liaison with general management. You will be responsible for purchasing equipment, goods and services (offices, facilities, professional services, IT, travel, events). You will also be responsible for suppliers management.


  • Development & management of purchasing strategies
  • Writing purchasing procedures
  • Monitoring and reporting on key functional measures to reduce spend and improve efficiency
  • Developing negotiation strategies
  • Risk management
  • Creating and managing partnerships with reliable suppliers
  • Evaluation of suppliers performance and their financial sustainability
  • Preparation of draft of contracts in collaboration with the Legal Department
  • Implementation and negotiation of master service agreements
  • Management of cross-functional projects in cooperation with various departments
  • Internal reporting/presentations and participation in meetings up to EXCOM and CEO levels

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven professional experience as a purchasing manager or buyer
  • Knowledge of purchasing and supplier management
  • Fluent in French & English
  • Interest in market dynamics and business acumen
  • A flair for negotiation and networking
  • Ability to gather and analyse data and work with figures
  • Sound judgement and decision-making skills
  • Strong leadership

The successful candidate will be able to carry out strategic purchasing activities covering several categories of expenditure, seek out the best offers and find the most profitable suppliers.





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