Global Purchasing Manager

  • Katowice, Poland
  • Full-time

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries.

Today the Eurofins Group is a leading provider of analytical services with :

  • an international network of more than 400 laboratories across 44 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia-Pacific
  • over 35,000 staff
  • a portfolio of over 150,000 analytical methods
  • more than 360 million tests performed each year to establish the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability, and purity of biological substances and products, as well as carry out human diagnostic services.

Job Description

  • Provide global category management for a given range of Purchasing Categories
  • Develop strategic plans to deliver financial goals, incorporating current product/ services portfolio optimization in selected categories
  • Ensure effective supplier selection, vendors’ management, global tendering process with multiple vendors, negotiation and drafting of contracts in line with business objectives
  • Establish solid relationships with regional Purchasing Managers, key stakeholders and Business Units to select the most appropriate purchasing strategy
  • Negotiate & implement global master services agreements/contracts
  • Perform an active market research for new products/ suppliers for selected categories
  • Identify and asses the opportunities for cost optimization through proposed actions and effective spend data analysis
  • Conduct suppliers’ benchmarking/ KPI assessment
  • Build up the scenarios for the most effective category management


  • University degree in Supply Management, Finance, Economics or equivalent directly-related experience
  • Business Fluency in English
  • 3+ years of experience in purchasing/ procurement/ strategic sourcing/ SC area with an emphasis on international Category Management or on a similar position
  • Excellent knowledge of whole range of different Categories
  • Understanding and experience of working with a defined procurement process
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks/projects and prioritize appropriately in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to work with complex data and information
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office, specifically: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Additional Information


  • Competitive salary 
  • ”Start up” alike working culture
  • A permanent employment contract
  • Global exposure and the opportunity to be a part of a newly built organizational structure
  • Possibility to grow within the company being the leader on the market
  • Flexible working hours
  • MyBenefit system & Health insurance & yearly bonus.
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