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Outsourcing Service Specialist (Pharmaceutical/Biotech) (Yacht Life Sciences)

International biotechnological company

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Over de functie

Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for an Outsourcing Service Specialist (Pharmaceutical/Biotech).

Your new team and position:
As an Outsourcing Service Specialist you will be part of the Purchase management team. As responsible Outsourcing Service Specialist, you will be executing (local and global) outsourcing activities relating to supplies and services for internal research teams and order fulfillment to support all portfolio initiatives. With effective communication and teamwork, you are the link between the internal organization and suppliers.


  • Execute, monitor and control outsourcing contracts, from negotiations to order fulfillment management (e.g. create purchase orders, track open orders). Handle daily supply issues to guarantee business continuity
  • Commercial mindset and an ability to link scientific needs of the business to the different products and services offered by vendors/suppliers to ensure we get the best deal
  • Establish good relations with suppliers and are able to get urgent orders delivered quick, complete or find alternative
  • Teamwork, you will work closely with business responsible for the suppliers in your work package
  • Communication, with various persons and departments: you are the link between internal organization (mainly scientific) and suppliers; You have to manage expectations so timelines can be met
  • Support continuous improvement, such as savings, automation, working capital improvements, etc.
  • Accurate administration, an important part of your job is the proper administration of all purchasing related data in our ERP system


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a scientific or drug development related area
  • Relevant experience working with Biotech (immunology, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics), Laboratory or Contract manufacturers
  • Knowledge of the tools and materials used in drug discovery/development is necessary for this function
  • You have good interpersonal and communication skills during interactions with colleagues and 3rd party vendors
  • Strong customer service skills required
  • Ability to grow in negotiation skills a hands-on mentality
  • Business level of English language both verbal and written
  • Usage of modern communication tools, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • You are result- and goal-oriented and committed to contributing to the overall success of the company


Direct and full-time 1- year contract at our client. Extension is anticipated.


Dynamic and innovative environment. Every employee is strongly motivated to participate in the development of new medicines which improve patients' lives. The company culture is aimed at innovation and excellence. Employees are passionate and work with determination and respect for each other to achieve our common goals. They work in multi-functional and international teams, in which each employee is stimulated to use his/her talent to contribute to innovation and results.


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Edwin Parlevliet via telefoonnummer 06-12387998

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