May 25, 2023

The Role

The mission of the role is to provide effective planning, management and control of purchasing resources, procurements, working spaces and research equipment, while ensuring compliance with regulations, with the aim to support world-class research and production.

The Head of Purchasing is responsible for:

- Sourcing and Procurement strategy definition.

- Developed Sourcing and Procurement organization.

- Building sourcing capabilities and category management of the purchasing area.

- Savings target of total spend.

- Supplier qualification / evaluation.

- Define in house process, procedures and best practices.

- Ensuring compliance in públic procurement regulations.

- Sourcing and Procurement reporting.

- Tools implementation: ERP (e-sourcing).

- Negotiation and management of strategy categories.


About the Team/Group/Lab/Department


- Implementing and coordinating overall purchasing strategy.

- Guaranteeing outstanding performance and communication between departments.

- Managing and controlling budgets and monthly reporting.

- Supervising the Purchasing Section and assuring compliance with legal requirements.

- Supervising negotiations / agreements with suppliers.

- Supervising issues related to equipment renovation, repair and maintenance.

- Identification of improvements that can be made to the internal processes.

- Serving as project manager in the implementation of the ERP.


Whom would we like to hire?

• 3 years of previous experience as Head of Purchasing or similar responsibilities.

• Degree in Business Administration or equivalent.

• Experience with Public Tenders.

• ERP and Business Intelligence tools experience.

• Deep knowledge of external / internal procurement regulations.

Desirable but not required

• Experience in Research Institutions, Universities or Biomedical sector.

• Public sector experience.

• MBA, Master in Project Management or equivalent.

• Mid-level of English and good command of Spanish and Catalan.

The Offer

• Contract duration: Permanent.

• Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.

• Target start date: as soon as the appropriate candidate is identified.

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

We are committed to reconcile a work/family life balance for our employees and offer the opportunity to benefit from annual leave and flexible working hours.


Application Procedure

Reference: CNAG/02.

All applications must include:

1. A motivation letter.

2. A complete CV including contact details.

3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to

Deadline: Please submit your application by 25th May 2023.