Director Sourcing Mediq Own Brand

What are you going to do?

The Director MOB Sourcing is responsible for developing a competitive and innovative supply base that supports the growth ambitions of Mediq own brand.

To do that you will build on a team of 5 people and develop competence of managing outsourced manufacturers. You will report tot the VP of sourcing, join the procurement leadership team and join the management team of Mediq Own Brand business. You will also manage an external provider of sourcing services based in Asia.

You will retender the business to secure most competitive proposition of suppliers, you will reduce the dependency of single sourced relationships, implement should costing and optimize the geo-footprint for each category.

The role has high exposure to Executive Leadership of Mediq and will be visible throughout the entire organization.

Key Accountabilities


  • Relentless drive for most competitive pricing to enable cost leadership for MOB
  • Continuously scout the supply market for new suppliers, new developments, new technologies and new products to challenge the status quo
  • Embed resilience in the supply base to secure continuity of supply in contracts and dual sourcing strategy
  • Develop suppliers as partners in innovation and implement ways of working for business development via customer tenders
  • Lean implementation of new products under Mediq Own Brand at the suppliers and in the Mediq organisation
  • Communicate and report periodically on performance and progress

Procurement Excellence

  • Implement a solid contractual base with the Mediq own Brand supply base
  • Retender the business every three years to secure most competitive pricing
  • Introduce the use of clean sheet methodology to support price negotiations
  • Implement supplier management for the suppliers in Mediq Own Brand business
  • Gather supply market intelligence and benchmark current practices vs external market

Stakeholder Management

  • Understand business strategy and identify how sourcing can contribute to its successful  realization
  • Proactively align with category management and commercial organization on sourcing needs and priorities
  • Become an integral part of the Procurement Lead3ership team and the Management Team of Mediq Own Brand business

Team Development & Leadership

  • Lead and develop a team of ambitious high performing Strategic Buyers
  • Attract procurement talent to Mediq and facilitate growth / development

Managing an External service provider

  • Contract and manage an external provider of sourcing services with access to the Asian supply market
  • Use this supplier for diversification of the supply base, optimization of the geo footprint and improving cost competitiveness via frequent tendering

What is your background?

Functional skills & Expertise

  • Expert in awarding process via tendering
  • Skilled in negotiation and game theory
  • Knowledge about contracting and contracting law
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Experienced in clean sheet methodology
  • Familiar with NPI processes
  • Understanding of S&OP processes
  • Aware of (regulatory) compliance

 Personal Skills

  • Conceptual/ strategic skills
  • Influence with and without authority
  • High on energy and ambition
  • Relentless drive for results
  • Take ownership, if needed beyond own area of responsibility
  • Creativity, find new ways to achieve goals
  • Strong communicator, listens carefully
  • Hands-on and can-do mentality
Education & Experience
  • Master degree
  • Mid career >8 years of relevant working experience
  • Procurement Excellence; knows what great procurement looks like
  • Experience in managing outsourced manufacturing
  • International experience, Asia/China is a pre
  • Experience in large multinational companies with a matrix organization

Application procedure

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