Strategic buyer SM-API

Switzerland, Visp

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

For our procurement team in Visp, we are looking for a Strategic Buyer SM-API. In this role, you will be responsible for managing procurement activities for a defined BU SM-API Raw Materials portfolio and support SM-API category strategies implementation in Visp.

Key responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and contract the assigned SM-API Visp specific portfolio
  • Ensure business continuity for assigned portfolio for SM-API Visp site
  • Support SM-API category strategy execution on Visp site in collaboration with Category Managers
  • Monitor SM-API Visp site specific supplier performance in collaboration with Supply Chain and drive site supplier performance improvement
  • Site Stakeholder Management
  • Procurement related site activities, complete and maintain SAP as needed
  • Support Procurement initiatives, roll-out of procurement tools, processes and systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business with focus on Supply Chain/Procurement or Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or equal
  • 5-10 years of experience in a similar position within a pharmaceutical / chemical global matrix organization
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Profound IT-systems knowledge
  • Experience in key procurement processes as negotiations, contract management, SAP
  • Analytical and problem solving person
  • Effective communication skills on all levels

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R24133