sourcing manager in Zug

zug, zug
life sciences
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reference number
filipa lessa, basel professionals it & life sciences
058 201 55 50
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job description

To join our multinational biotechnology client, we are currently actively looking for a  

Sourcing Manager

  Location: Zug, Switzerland
Contract: 9 months Start date: as soon as possible   The position is responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies to the business by reducing risk, improving quality, and reducing costs. This includes leading cross-functional teams & interfacing with key internal clients to understand their sourcing needs, performing market research, devising sourcing strategies, and executing including the sourcing execution and negotiation of contracts.   Tasks:
  • Develop sourcing strategies within assigned category. This includes obtaining business requirements from key internal clients, leading cross-functional sourcing teams, conducting market research, and sourcing strategy creation from these two pieces of due diligence.
  • Execution of sourcing strategies. This performing all business-related functions of the sourcing initiative, negotiating contracts, and transitioning to the business units for physical implementation.
  • Supplier relationship management. This includes development of key performance indicators for the category of spend and supporting key operational due diligence efforts.
  • Category maintenance. Contract life-cycle management (eg, renewing expiring contracts, updating pricing annually, etc.), category databases (eg, refreshing internal business requirement/impact metrics, supplier capabilities database, etc.), scanning the marketplace for changes and managing any known or potential business impact and developing risk mitigation plans.
  • Inventory Management: management of specified inventories at specified manufacturing locations
  • Collaboratively conducts work/projects aligning goals with project teams and company strategies
  • Works independently toward goals and objectives of the organization. Work is checked only to the effectiveness of results obtained, typically requiring a long-term perspective.
  • Experience negotiating contracts and working in a matrix environment with indirect reporting structures;
  • Minimum of 3-5 year experience working within the Biotech/Pharmaceutical or supply chain field;
  • Master degree in purchasing desirable;
  • English language required;
  • Specialized technical expertise in one or more of the following areas (operations, supply chain, biotech/pharma, GMP’s, sourcing, business acumen);
  • Ability to communicate effectively with business unit clients that the category supports (many of which are technical in nature);
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems;
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of solutions.
We are looking forward to receiving within your application:
  • your CV in English
  • latest Work Certificates
  • your Motivation Letter  
  • the date of your availability
  Apply now to be considered – Good to know you!   For more information and your application, please contact:     Filipa Lessa
Professionals Life Sciences Recruiter Randstad (Suisse) SA
T: +41 58 201 55 60       
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