Global Category Leader R&D


Sant Cugat del Valles, ES

Tipo de Contrato:  Indefinido tiempo completo
Área:  Compras
Número de solicitud de puesto:  502383

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.

We believe that diversity adds value to our business, our teams and our culture. We are committed to equal employment opportunities that foster an inclusive environment.

Help us lead one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. We are a world leader in plasma-derived medicines with a presence in more than 100 countries, and a growing global team of over 20.000 people. That’s why we need a Global Category Leader R&D (Director) like you.


What your responsibilities will be


  • Define and execute the Procurement R&D Category Strategy (preclinical and CRO sub-categories).
  • Design and maintain a long-term Procurement Category strategy for country and regions aligned to GRIFOLS’s overall business strategy.
  • Build strong relationships with the R&D leadership to ensure a comprehensive strategy is developed and executed. Work as a strategic business partner to develop and prioritize procurement change programs and projects to enable delivery of the short- and long-term objectives.
  • Influence and shape Category strategies, tactics and plans developed in conjunction with the global procurement team.
  • Coach team in the use of sophisticated commercial models, reports and forecasts to challenge and strengthen decision making processes across the business area.
  • Optimize key relationships across Grifols to take full advantage of efficiencies and leverage best practice.
  • Network externally to ensure remains abreast of current world class thinking.
  • Work in partnership with the business and Procurement colleagues to ensure that an environment of continued professional development is created, and individual and team performance is managed effectively.
  • Coach, perform, manage and identify development opportunities for indirect reports, ensuring appropriate succession planning and creation of a strong development culture.


Who you are


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, education, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).


  • Master’s degree, Professional Business Qualification, and extensive and significant track-record in senior strategic Procurement.
  • Preferably 10 years of experience in R&D Procurement or other related experience within the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in category management, supplier management, or related area, with a focus in the preclinical and CRO management.
  • Strong leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to spot & develop talent, build Procurement teams and empower others to accomplish individual and organizational objective and strong influencing skills, including being able to operate at Executive levels within the organization.
  • You have the mindset and behaviors that are aligned to working in a global pharmaceutical company where compliance, reputation management and the highest ethical standards are at the heart of our values.
  • You have demonstrate successful track-record of driving performance across a complex matrix within a global enterprise and you have the ability to influence and optimize operating models for his/her functional area.
  • You have the ability to influence strategically, solve problems using conceptual and analytical thinking and constructively work through conflict.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Desirable: Familiarity with the latest research and thinking. Multilingual.


What we offer


It’s a brilliant opportunity for someone with the right talents.

Grifols understands you want a challenging and rewarding career in a critical function such as Global Category Leader R&D (Director). We’ll help you grow professionally.


Information about Grifols is available at If you’re interested in joining our company and you have what it takes, then don’t hesitate to apply.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Grifols is an equal opportunity employer.


Flexible schedule: Monday-Thursday 7-10 to 16-19h and Friday 8-15h.

Benefits package

Contract of Employment: Permanent position

Flexibility for U Program: 2 days remote working

Location: Sant Cugat del Vallès



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