Operational Buyer - Procurement Specialist

Posted 06 February 2024
Salary Swiss Franc80 - Swiss Franc95 per hour + Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Internal
Contact NameEnrique Cabanas Rodriguez

Job description

Site Operational Buyer / Procurement Specialist

Start Date: Mid March 2024

Contract Length: 9 Months + Extension

Location: Visp, Switzerland

Pay: CHF 80 Hour - CHF 95 Hour - Negotiable

Hours: 41H per week

Languages: English ONLY is okay, German is a big bonus

I am currently collaborating with a prominent pharmaceutical company that is actively seeking a procurement specialist to join their team in Visp, Switzerland.

Ideally, we are looking for an individual who can initiate this project by mid-March 2024, although we can certainly accommodate a reasonable notice period.

  • 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.

The Operational Buyer :

  • 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


Mandatory - Bachelor Degree or comparable, English language

Preferred - Cursus, German language, CPIM or equivalent, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

If this looks like you, please apply with your updated CV! 😊