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Site: Switzerland, Ticino, Lugano

Date: 04/02/2020

Sector: Pharmaceutical

Role: Purchasing/Procurement


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On behalf of our esteemed Customer, a multinational Company in the pharma field, we are recruiting the following profile:


Reporting to the Head of Purchasing, we are looking for a Senior Buyer with the following Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Ensures that the company selects the most appropriate goods and services based on price, quality, delivery times and services support.
  • Manages the qualified Suppliers / Materials portfolio independently, ensuring continuity and cost-effectiveness of supplies for the categories assigned. In a peculiar way, for the Raw Materials category for pharmaceutical and nutritional products and primary packaging 
  • Supports the relevant departments for all purchasing and procurement activities relating to vendors and suppliers of goods and services for the assigned categories
  • Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and clients
  • Liaise closely with Logistics and Operations regarding best method of shipment and most cost-effective option for deliveries of goods
  • Developing purchasing strategy in conjunction with Supply Chain Management 
  • Drafting contracts for the purchase of goods and / or services assigned 
  • Participation in audits as required
  • Keeping accurate records of all procurement files and using them as reference for the future
  • Visiting manufacturers, distribution centres and service suppliers


  • Relevant Business Administration or Engineering qualification. Degree or Management qualification in Supply Chain Management/Purchasing & Supply or suitably qualified with relevant experience 
  • Relevant experience in buying raw materials in the Pharma industry, gained within the industry for at least 5 years' 
  • Extensive knowledge of Contracts & Procurement in the industry including industry standardised contracts 
  • Fluent in English and Italian Advanced Business 

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Job type: Permanent job


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