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Global Category Lead Packaging/Devices

Primary location: Brussels, Belgium OR Secondary location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Salary: circa EUR135,000 + 15% 

Pod Talent is currently working with a Global Pharma Organisation in Switzerland on a Global Associate Director role specializing in Devices and Packaging. With this position, you will be leading a spend portfolio that is expected to grow significantly across the next few years. You will be responsible in building solid relationships with technical value streams to fully understand the business and the technical requirements and providing a holistic approach across the value streams and develop sound commercial strategies.

This business is a leader in their industry. An incredible place to work, they strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients and create a sustainable impact to the communities and environment in which they operate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the printed/non-printed primary packaging (Aseptic filling) and Devices (Injectables & Nasal) spend portfolios

  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders to understand technical requirements

  • Provide business with market trends, competitive landscaping, dynamics around supply markets and develop sound procurement strategies and execution plans

  • Manage external partner relationships

  • Establish business agreements and their lifecycle management


  • Minimum 8 years exp. in strategic procurement activities within primary packaging and associated devices

  • Experience within the Life Science industry

  • Good understanding/knowledge of industry regulations

  • Great communication skills

  • Change mindset 

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.