Strategic Buyer SM API (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Basel

Randstad Inhouse Services is looking for a Strategic buyer SM API (m/f/d) for Lonza AG (100%). This is a temporary position for 6 to 9 weeks starting as soon as possible.

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While Lonza works in science, there’s no magic formula to how they do it. Their greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, they let their people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work Lonza wants to be part of.

Key responsibilities

  • Negotiate and contract the assigned SM-API Visp specific portfolio

    • Deliver measurable value and competitive procurement prices

    • Work closely with line manager to develop procurement value and identify savings opportunities

    • Drive tendering, negotiation, contracting and sourcing for assigned materials

    • Optimize supplier’s payment terms.

  • 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: Ensure smooth collaboration with the Visp site key stakeholders (Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance…)

  • Procurement related site activities: Complete and maintain SAP as needed to allow creation of Purchase orders for Supply Chain-Material Planner; Validate orders and contracts aligned with potential site specific procedures

  • Processes, tools and Systems: 

    • Ensure compliance with Lonza standards and regulatory requirements

    • Support roll-out of Lonza procedures, policies and guidelines

    • Support Procurement initiatives, roll-out of procurement tools, processes and systems

    • Complete and maintain the documentation database as required



Key requirements

  • Relevant education and work experience

    • Commercial background

    • Purchasing experience as Buyer 

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Good knowledge of English and German

Reference: R44513