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Procurement IT Delivery Lead

Reporting to: Group Procurement Excellence Manager

Perm/Contract: Contract

Location: Barcelona (Remote)


Why are we recruiting

Unilabs is embarking on a multiyear group procurement transformation program, this program is based on organization, processes, and tooling changes, this includes the deployment of Procurement front end and backend to multiple business units.

We have high ambitions for the 3 coming years and in order to support this future growth, we need to reinforce our Group Infrastructure team. Therefore, we are creating a new position and need to hire a professional practitioner to make this journey successful.


Our Group

Headquartered in Geneva and part of the A.P. Moller Group, Unilabs is a medical diagnostics company that aspires to be at the heart and start of all effective treatment decisions. With operations in 16 countries (12 in Europe, 1 in Latin America, 2 in the Middle East, 1 in Australia), Unilabs is positioned as a leading diagnostics company with one of the broadest geographic coverages in Europe.

In line with our M&A ambition, in 2021 we have revenues approx. euro 2 billion with around 14.200  employees.  Clearly Unilabs is becoming a sizeable force within the European diagnostics market.

Unilabs possesses the most comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic services in Europe, serving: public and private healthcare providers, county councils, the general public, insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry and Contract Research Organizations.

Our comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic services includes laboratory medicine, medical imaging, histopathology, reproductive medicine and drug development services.



In this role you will: 

  • Play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and rolling out the technical elements / phases of the Procurement Front End / Back End strategic program ensuring the technical activities and deliverables meet the needs of the Procurement functions across Unilabs and objectives of Group IT. This includes overseeing:

    1. Discovery / analyses across countries, 

    2. Technical requirements gathering 

    3. Design 

    4. Testing 

    5. Data management and migration

    6. Environment management

    7. Service modelling

    8. Supplier management

    9. Technical go live

    10. Transition to support

  • Be the IT Partner for Procurement, you will identify solutions to problems as they arise and proactively identify ways of reducing risk and resolving issues relating to IT and their possible impact on Procurement processes and the delivery of business targets (no disruption)

  • Manage vendors/third parties to ensure their deliverables are complete on time, to the required quality. Assure the solution and their delivery is in line with Unilabs intended technology implementations

  • Support senior stakeholders, including Group Procurement Excellence Manager, Unilabs CIO or Transformation Office to ensure they are aware of program progress and can actively support issue resolution

  • Work closely with stakeholders at group and country level, and across other functions/functional initiatives such as Finance, HR, Legal/Compliance and Change Management. 

  • Ensuring adherence to suitable IT project delivery frameworks, standards, and governance processes across the lifecycle of programme delivery, including controlled hand-over into operations

Work with IT functions within local businesses (x16 countries), setting expectations of upcoming activity, resource impact and ensuring they are meeting program timescales. Provide support, advice and guidance to these teams where required.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Program Manager to contribute to the delivery of Unilabs vision for the transformation of the company's IT landscape toward next-generation, best-in-class solutions, and cloud technologies. 



With a strong vision for the end goal and outcome, you must understand every step on the path to deliver the program. 


In general, you will be responsible to: 

  • Review the existing program plan and technical delivery components. Make recommendations wherever the approach to delivery could be/ needs to be improved

  • Coordinate IT team effort, assign tasks, give direction to key project players, including Group Architecture, Group Cybersecurity, Group Infrastructure, local IT Stakeholders and Senior Stakeholders from across the business, as well as service providers - and keep everyone motivated

  • Produce regular status updates and key project updates in a variety of formats

  • Oversee all incoming and outgoing IT deliverables

  • Optimize and improve processes and the overall approach where necessary. 



  • Led global procurement projects implementations

  • Management of IT solutions involving multiple 3rd parties

  • Excellent program management skills 

  • Experience of working cross functionally on large projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a cross functional team player with the ability to influence and persuade senior stakeholders. This role requires gravitas

  • Communication skills - both written & verbal 

  • Interpersonal skills 

  • Problem analysis & solving skills - analytical mind, critical thinking 

  • Exceptional Teamwork & collaboration skills - ability to develop strong working relationships 

  • Hands-on - a keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data 

  • Adaptability skills 

Language skills 

  • English Fluent 

  • French or any other European language is a plus 

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