Procurement Manager

ALK Published: January 13, 2018


ALK is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company focusing on allergy prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people suffering from allergy by developing pharmaceutical products targeted at the cause of allergy.   ALK is the world leader in allergy immunotherapy (allergy vaccination) - a unique treatment of the underlying cause of allergy.  The treatment induces a protective immune response that provides sustained symptom relief and reduces the risk of developing asthma.

ALK has approximately 2,000 employees with subsidiaries, production facilities and distributors worldwide. The company headquarters is in Horsholm, Denmark.

We currently have an opening for a full-time Procurement Manager based in Port Washington, NY. 

Position Responsibilities include:

The Procurement Manager will have the responsibility of proactively develop and manage procurement processes and activities within a broad range of procurement categories such as direct materials, services, production equipment etc.

Market intelligence and Sourcing of new materials and services

  • Negotiation and development of supply and service agreements   
  • Risk assessments and execution of mitigating actions
  • Supplier evaluations and performance follow up with local/regional/global suppliers
  • Supplier Relationship Management with critical suppliers
  • Facilitate harmonization and standardization of procurement processes
  • Demand and specification management projects
  • Develop and support procurement procedures and SOPs
  • Facilitate correct procurement master data, and use of data, in IT systems 
  • Hands on problem solving when/if supply risk occurs
  • Participate in the global procurement community, trainings, workshops etc.

This includes close cooperation with main stakeholders at the production sites and global procurement in order to:

  •  Prioritize tasks and goals
  • Reach defined objectives and key performance metrics for the role
  • Inform on critical financial and quality performance issues to local site management
  • Involve and develop category plans together with global category managers

Objectives for this position

The main objectives as Procurement professional is:

  •  To create value for ALK within the areas of: supply robustness, total cost optimization, compliance and innovation.
  • As site Port Washington and Oklahoma City are manufacturing sites, focus will be on value creation within the technical categories like raw materials, packaging materials, manufacturing & facility equipment, maintenance and repair operations,  laboratory supplies and technical services.


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