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IT Procurement Manager Job in Denmark
Ascendis Pharma , Denmark

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1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Master's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 20, 2021
Last Date
Jul 20, 2021

Job Description

Do you want to help identify the very best IT suppliers for a rapidly growing biotech company? And are you passionate about defining and implementing new IT vendor selection processes?

Ascendis Pharma A/S is a visionary and ambitious company on an exciting journey toward becoming a leading rare disease company.

In this new role, you will be part of building up and running a new procurement service within Global IT to help us advance our exciting and coming product pipeline.

As IT Procurement Manager in the Global IT Continuous Delivery organization at Ascendis Pharma, you will play a vital role in supporting IT projects and deliverables across all business functions. Ýour sourcing expertise will be key to important decision making, as you will support and guide the business, when new IT contracts are prepared and negotiated.

In close collaboration with IT project managers and delivery managers etc., the business and Legal, you will help us identify the best IT suppliers for our business needs, and review and negotiate IT contracts, striking a balance between quality and cost. Furthermore, you will be responsible for defining and implementing a sourcing and selection process based on your knowledge within the field of IT and your stakeholders’ needs.

Ascendis has a cloud-first strategy and zero legacy with room for experimentation and a chance for you to set your mark on how things are done. Therefore, it is important that you have an entrepreneurial and results-driven mindset in what you do, and evidence to back it up.

In this role, your main responsibility will be to ensure scalability and a global mindset are reflected in all IT sourcing decisions. In addition, you will:

  • Support, guide and run contract processes with regards to IT projects, Service Level Agreements and major sourcing events
  • Review contracts with focus on commercial terms, managing negotiations and ensuring final contract execution in close collaboration with our Legal department
  • Build, prioritize and coordinate sourcing events with a holistic mindset
  • Establish, drive and lead a new service within Global IT by establishing processes with a focus on procurement, sourcing, negotiation, contracting
  • Support early stage projects in market analysis and vendor selection
  • Act as the key person between Global IT, Legal, Vendors, and our colleagues in the business


  • Bachelor and/Master’s Degree in supplier relationship management, category management and/or strategic sourcing of IT
  • Minimum 3-5 years of documented practical experience from a position as IT category manager, contract manager, asset manager or similar, with direct procurement experience
  • Strong understanding and experience with complex IT purchasing, sourcing and negotiation of technology agreements, with a demonstrated ability to lead and deliver value - preferably in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, where you have also gained pharma compliance expertise
  • Solid experience with supplier relationship management, complex IT contract negotiations, strategic sourcing and planning

As a person, you are great at negotiating, with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You have strong stakeholder management skills and work effectively across multiple teams and at all levels. You work with an agile mindset, and you are more concerned about the result of your team than your individual success.

You work in a pragmatic and inclusive fashion, listening to your stakeholders and adjusting the solution to fit their needs. Your approach is entrepreneurial, and you keep your composure when things move quickly. You are a self-starter and thrive in a dynamic international work environment where objectives and priorities are under continuous development.

Ascendis Pharmaoffers an exciting and challenging position in an entrepreneurial and international company with a short chain of command. You will be involved in activities that are central to Ascendis Pharma’s strategy and work with highly skilled and experienced colleagues to advance our exciting product pipeline. There will be excellent development opportunities for you in a very flexible environment where the way we do things here is open for discussion.

Travel: Approx. 10-15 days a year.

Domicile: The headquarters of Ascendis Pharma are located in a wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup. Ascendis also has facilities in Germany and the USA.

For more details about the job or the company, please contact Tanja Winther-Hinge on M: +45 40 10 80 43 or . All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.

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