Sourcing Project Manager in Solothurn

Lucie Nasshan, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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Life Sciences
Lucie Nasshan, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
058 201 55 50
jetzt bewerben


Randstad Professionals is currently looking for a Sourcing project manager  who will be assigned an interesting challenge for a major client based in the Solothurn area.

This contract is an unique opportunity to join a major client, global group focusing on the Healthcare sector (Medical device, Pharma/vaccines, Consumer health).

The initial assignment will start immediately and will last until December 2020

Your main objective will be:

The Sourcing Project Manager will develop, execute and support category strategies and development, sourcing of components and supplier relationship management for the metals, electronics and packaging categories within specific projects.

The Sourcing Project Manager will lead sourcing projects for selection for purchases for materials and services, assist internal customers in locating and selecting suppliers for purchases per category strategies, negotiate prices, develop and administer contracts for strategic suppliers, develop strategic suppliers, develop and improve large spend category strategies and major business processes such as business continuity and supplier selection to deliver annual improvements in total cost, quality and service, and support sites as needed.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop an expertise in the business needs and capabilities for major spend categories or key business processes per project.
  • Keep up with supply market trends, supplier economics, and best practice sourcing.

  • Ensure training on and compliance with relevant company procedures.

  • Seek to improve capabilities of the supplier base or key business processes.

  • Report performance data for assigned categories or key business processes.

  • Communicate, monitor, and aggressively manage compliance with the sourcing strategy or business process.

  • Establish close working relationships with other functions (e.g. engineering, operations, marketing, quality) to ensure full understanding and support of strategic sourcing perspective to key processes.

  • Track and manage performance of suppliers and ensure that performance issues are quickly addressed.

  • Identify sources of data for performance metrics, create a process to collect data, and champion the collection efforts.

  • Champion annual productivity improvements by leading internal & joint supplier / teams pursuing cost reduction opportunities in alignment with the sourcing strategy (e.g. lowering inventory levels, increasing yields, improving supplier operations, etc.).

  • Contribute to the continuous development of sourcing knowledge base and best practice by identifying and implementing sourcing “pockets of excellence”.

  • Partner with key stakeholders and partners to address technical issues for components and processes

Additional duties as assigned.

  • Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to one's job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.

  • Diligently participate in our compliance program-related activities as denoted by your supervisor or our Chief Compliance Officer.

The following skills are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, business administration, operations or equivalent experience at a minimum

  • MBA preferred

  • B34APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) or CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certification preferred

  • 6 - 8 years procurement/sourcing experience preferred in an international environment

  • 4-6 years of Materials / Supply Chain experience is required.

  • Excellent influencing skills in an international matrix environment, relationship with senior management level stakeholders, dealing with ambiguity, stress resistant, effective negotiator, holistic thinking

  • Medical Devices / Med-tech experience advantageous

  • English fluent spoken and written, any other language an advantage.