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Associate Category Manager -Procurement, Direct & CMC

Requistion ID:  1565

Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, DK

Date:  22-Dec-2020

Associate Category Managers – Procurement within Direct (Raw Materials, Packaging Materials and Contract Manufacturing) & CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls)

Lundbeck’s passion links to our purpose about restoring brain health so every person can be their best. We strive to make a real difference to patients. By developing innovative treatments, we improve the lives of people living with brain diseases. Your dedication is crucial. That is why you can expect us to be committed to your progress, so you can stay committed to ours.


Does your heart beat for Pharmaceutical- and Biologics Development, Process Chemistry and/or Chemical/Pharmaceutical Production as well as team work? Do you thrive in a busy environment, close to core business activities where you will be able to work broadly with different tasks and collaborate with many stakeholders and external vendors?

If so, this is a great chance to join us as Associate Category Manager.


We offer

Lundbeck offers a great workplace that is based on a flat structure, forming a collaborative working environment based on respect and equality. We employ dedicated colleagues and encourage continuous development. Together, we create the ideal conditions for you and your job, so we can improve treatments and life for people with brain diseases.


Corporate Procurement consists of 35 ambitious and enthusiastic Category Managers, Associate Category Managers, Category Negotiators, Buyers and Process Specialists who together secure a professional and efficient source-to-pay process within all areas of indirect, R&D and direct spend. We take outset in our strongly integrated Category Management processes and deliver value through our structured approach to planning, project execution as well as stakeholder- and supplier management. We work together across sites, and the positions we are looking to fill will be placed in either Valby, Denmark or Krakow, Poland.


Your job and key responsibilities

Our new Associate Category Managers will join a team of 9 Category Managers within the department of Direct & R&D Category Management. We work individually as well as in teams where sparring and mutual support are key in the way we interact. We are a homogeneous team of highly professional and ambitious colleagues who also realize that a work day needs to be fun and social.


As Lundbeck continues to expand our business and become even more global, the complexity of our Direct procurement setup also continues to increase, and with this position we are seeking to fill 2 important positions in our already amazing Direct Category Management team to ensure that we continue to efficiently manage the sourcing and contracting needs within this critical part of the organization.

As a member of the team, you will:

  • Take the lead in managing delegated sourcing projects and processes within the CMC or Direct categories, i.e. Pharmaceutical Production, Biologics and Process Chemistry; Chemical and Pharmaceutical Production, Packaging Materials and/or CMOs, hereunder run RFXs, negotiation of complex orders as well as negotiation of contracts in close alignment with Lundbeck’s line of business and well supported and guided by the responsible Category Managers
  • Play a role in the development and implementation of the category strategies and plans for the area and ensure long term stakeholder alignment
  • alignment/prioritization and execution
  • Drive and manage sourcing projects utilizing category management methodology
  • Ensure in close cooperation with Lundbeck line of business delivery on time, quality, compliance, efficiencies, GxP related requirements and overall Lundbeck long term interests across the contract portfolio
  • Take part in lifecycle management of the relevant contract portfolio ensuring continued commercial and legal value generation



We are looking for the following qualifications in our future Associate Category Manager:

  • A Bachelor’s or master’s degree from a University or Business School relevant to the position
  • At least 3 years of experience with CMC or Direct sourcing or procurement and related processes.
  • Strong project management skills demonstrated through a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing projects either in or related to the category areas mentioned above
  • Understanding of one or more of the following areas: Pharmaceutical Development, Biologics, Process Chemistry, raw materials, packaging materials or CMOs, either from a procurement or overall pharmaceutical point of view
  • Business partnering skills, ability to influence and an empathetic mind-set
  • An interest in building your sourcing skills (project management, negotiations, legal understanding, data analysis and Category Management).
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and a structured approach English fluency, verbally and written
  • Experience with e-sourcing and preferably Ariba will be a plus but is not a requirement.


Further Information

Please contact hiring manager Morten Olesen, mobile +45 30832607 for more insights about the job. We also recommend that you have a look at our website, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Your Application

Sounds interesting? Then please click on link below to apply for the job before January 20 2021.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.