Mediq Own Brand Strategic Sourcing Lead

What are you going to do?

He or she will report to the Director Own Brand Sourcing to drive performance in terms of cost leadership, quality, innovation and supply security. You will become part of a dynamic, highly engaged procurement team and shape your own future at Mediq!

The Mediq Own Brand Strategic Sourcing Lead is responsible for developing a competitive and innovative supply base that supports the growth ambitions of Mediq own brand.

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. You will support portfolio expansion and new product introductions at our manufacturing partners.

The role is part of a strategic initiative within Mediq and has exposure to Executive Leadership and will be visible throughout the entire organization.

Key Accountabilities


  • Relentless drive for most competitive pricing to enable cost leadership for assigned categories in 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
  • Portfolio Innovation
  • 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
  • Use 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 Own Brand Procurement team and work closely with the Management Team of Mediq Own Brand business

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
  • >5 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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