Senior Sourcing Manager to Karo Pharma in Stockholm

Karo Pharma is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on the sales and marketing of prescription drugs (Rx) and over the counter healthcare products (OTC) which are sold at pharmacies and in retail stores. Karo Pharma´s products are available in over 60 countries, giving patients and consumers better access to effective treatments. Karo Pharma has more than 150 employees, spread across the company´s HQ in Stockholm along with offices in 7 other countries.

On behalf of our customer we are looking for a Sourcing & Technological Transfer Manager with experience from the cosmetics industry – supporting the Head of Sourcing and Supplier Management. Are you willing to walk the extra mile to achieve the company goals? Do you have that little extra that makes all the difference? Then this is the opportunity that will boost your career!

The role

The Purchasing & TT Specialist will be responsible for technological transfers of finished goods within cosmetics and will manage product development together with Quality Assurance, Marketing and Contract Manufacturing Organizations.

Main tasks

  • Contribute to the creation of sourcing strategies, concepts and processes
  • Create and maintain Standard Operation Procedures (policies and procedures)
  • Supplier (life cycle) Management including market analysis, supplier mapping, supplier selection, supplier evaluation and supplier development
  • Manage technological transfers of Rx and/or OTC/cosmetics
  • Manage product development
  • Tendering of finished goods including negotiation of T&C, prices etc.
  • Creation and review of contracts/templates
  • Contribute to the financial targets of the company by continuous improvement initiatives, supply base reduction and reduction of COGS and TCO
  • Create and maintain relevant KPIs, reports etc.

Experience and competence

As a candidate for the position you need to have a bachelor’s degree in e.g. Business Administration, Engineering or similar education relevant for the position. The position requires more than 5 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry with exposure to production, technological transfers, product development, logistics, purchasing (sourcing and procurement of finished goods) and legal/contracting. Proven record of accomplishment and negotiation success is a prerequisite for the role as well as profound contracting skills.

You need to have excellent analytical and project leader skills. We also value good communication and business partnering skills. You are a problem-solving person who puts high standards on quality and results. Full professional proficiency in English and Swedish is a must.


ValueOne are specialists in supply chain management, purchasing and logistics. We offer our customers services in three business areas; interim logistics and procurement consultants, recruitment of buyers and logisticians, as well as development of our customers’ supply chain operations in terms of strategies, models, methods, processes, structure and competence.

We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please apply through our webpage at: as soon as possible, but no later than 20th March. Feel free to contact Christer Atterström tel. 070 219 13 66 with any questions regarding the listed position.

Sökord: pharmaceuticals cosmetics purchasing Technological Transfer Specialist supply chain finished gods sourcing logistics technological transfers legal/contracting