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Project Procurement Lead

Project Procurement Lead

LocationVisp, Switzerland
Business SectorBiotechnology
Contact email
Job ref22600
Published27 days ago

Project Procurement Lead
For our client – a globally renowned Cell & Gene CDMO in Visp, Switzerland – I am looking for an experienced Project Procurement Lead to manage the procurement activities for assigned investment projects and coordinates their planning and execution.

The Project Procurement Lead holds strategic responsibility for procurement in construction of manufacturing, laboratory & office facilities projects between 5 to 500 million.


  • Development of Procurement Execution Strategy and coordination of procurement activities for assigned investment projects.
  • End-to-end commercial ownership of procurement, expediting, contract management & closeout of contracts for;
  • Goods such as: Process equipment, electrical equipment, AHU’s, black utilities pumps & valves, lab equipment, furniture, consumables, pumps & automation systems and spare parts for above.
  • Services such as: Construction, piping, HVAC, electrical & cleanroom fit-out, consulting, engineering and planning.
  • Active management of the Procurement Master Plan (PMP) during project execution to ensure timely project reporting & identification & mitigation of risks.
  • Close collaboration with a multitude of stakeholders such as:
  • Project procurement team including other buyers, order managers & contract managers.
  • Procurement management & category management
  • Project or Program Director or Managers, engineers and subject matter experts dedicated to projects.
  • Support functions like Quality, EHS, Legal, Finance, HR etc.
  • Key third party collaborators including EPCM, EPC or main trade or equipment suppliers

Key requirements:

  • Capex project / procurement management - 10 years, pharma / biotech sectors an advantage
  • Experience in plant construction as well as in the areas of procurement, sales, contract
  • Languages: Required: English fluent; Advantage: German
  • Team player with ability to work efficiently in matrix organizations and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent business mindset, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Initiative and resilience – ability to work in an exciting, ever changing environment.
  • Technical training (ETH or FH) or similar in process, chemical, mechanical, civil or plant engineering an advantage.


  • Location: Visp, Switzerland
  • Duration: 1 year contact – 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.