Philip Morris - Direct Material Buyer in Neuchatel

Quentin Terrisse, Randstad Inhouse Services PMP Neuchâtel
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Neuchatel, Neuenburg
Verkauf & Marketing
Quentin Terrisse, Randstad Inhouse Services PMP Neuchâtel
058 242 15 69
jetzt bewerben


Randstad has over 55 years of experience in the area of HR Management. Under the Randstad Inhouse Services concept, Randstad becomes a full service supplier providing consultancy to international clients. For a temporary assignment of our client, the company Philip Morris SA, based in Neuchâtel, we are seeking a:


Direct Material Buyer

Long term temporary assignment at 100%


Specifically, you will:

  • Contribute to the definition of global sourcing strategies based on business requirements and supply market trends to secure material availability at optimal total cost of ownership; and implement strategy in EU region
  • Manage cost for in-scope categories:
    • Support global category leader for negotiations or tenders, to ensure cost saving targets, quality standards of products and supply security are in place
    • Build a pipeline of cost optimization projects & roll-out projects in European region manufacturing centers
    • Minimize obsolescence / costs of goods destroyed
  • End-to-end performance management:
    • Manage supplier operational performance for European region manufacturing centers to improve delivery, quality, supply flexibility performance
    • Ensure contractual obligations are met (on-time payment, volume allocation as per contract) and 
    • Ensure available capacity at Vendors to absorb demand fluctuations.
  • Secure & optimize supply by defining, and adjusting to evolving business conditions, planning parameters (safety time, lot sizes, call-off strategy) for the procurement of direct materials in EU region
  • Comply with internal requirements and share expectations with key stakeholders (e.g. Finance Shared Service Center, Supply Chain shared service center) so they comply with such requirements
  • Manage compliance of categories with external regulations


  • University degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Economics
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a Procurement or Supply Chain function with exposure to a multinational environment, preferably within a FMCG company
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP and MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Fluency in English both oral and written is a must
  • Start date: As soon as possible


If your profile corresponds closely, please do not hesitate to send us your CV in English, motivation letter, latest certificates and the date of your availability. Only online applications will be considered.


A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25/EFTA citizenship is required .