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Bio Supply Chain Operational Buyer

Bio Supply Chain Operational Buyer

LocationVisp, Switzerland
Business SectorBiotechnology
Contact email
Job ref22663
Published20 days ago
Bio Supply Chain Operational Buyer

For our client – a globally renowned biotech CDMO in Visp, Switzerland – I am looking for an experienced Operational Buyer to proactively manage the performance of raw material suppliers, to ensure the Material Requirement Plan can be realized.

  • Ensure relevant Procurement Master Data is available and maintained in SAP so the Material Requirements Plan (MRP) can be calculated reliably and the PO creation process can be as effective as possible.
  • Support the category manager and strategic buyers to implement their supply strategies. Cooperate closely with Accounts Payable to resolve invoice queries.
  • Monitor & track supplier performance and feedback to strategic buyers and/or category managers.
  • Support the implementation of supplier changes and other initiatives led by Central Category managers and Site Strategic Buyers.
  • Collaborate with the broader procurement team to ensure all relevant material & vendor master data and outline agreements are available in SAP and are up to date.
  • Manage all Level 2 vendor escalations, including but not limited to:
    o Expediting delivery confirmation dates that don’t meet our MRP and production needs
    o MRP driven delivery date “Push Out” or “Pull In”
    o Pricing Discrepancies
    o Delivery and Shipping related issues and inquiries.
  • Manage Vendor performance, driving improvements on time delivery, quality conformance, and other compliance issues.
  • Manage and resolve Vendor Returns (RMA, Cost Recovery, Replacements).
  • Perform regular open order review meeting with Vendors.
  • Manage AP Inquiries (Invoice issues, etc..).
  • Support internal cross-functional stakeholders to onboard and approve new raw materials and supplier.
  • Lead competitive bid process (per applicable policy) and/or execute RFx market interventions.
  • Lead supplier negotiations for low value contracts with supplier.
  • Train new joiners and junior colleagues.
  • Supervise more junior colleagues in the team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable
  • English language
  • Preferred - Cursus, German language, CPIM or equivalent, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Highly regulated industry, preferred Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry
  • Procurement experience for a manufacturing site
  • Experience and knowledge of both Operational Procurement and Purchasing of Direct Materials
  • SAP MM

  • Location: Visp, Switzerland
  • Duration: Contract until the end of the year (10 months) – with the possibility of extension
  • Start-date: ASAP

Sound interesting?
Send your CV to Khanyi Mabena at k.mabena@panda-int.com or contact her on +31 2020 44502.