Strategic Buyer - Advanced Chemicals Pharmaceuticals

Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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 site in Visp, we are searching for Strategic Buyer – Advanced Chemicals. In this role, you will manage procurement activities for a defined Business Unit Small Molecules-API (Active Pharma Ingredients) Raw Materials portfolio and support SM-API category strategies implementation in Visp.

Key responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and contract the assigned SM-API (Small Molecules-Active Pharma Ingredients) portfolio specific for Visp by delivering measurable value and competitive procurement prices, etc 

  • Ensure business continuity for assigned portfolio for SM-API Visp site by assessing the supply base and identifying risks of supply disruption or competitiveness gaps as well as proposing risk management strategies

  • Conduct Global Market Research on manufacturing supply bases and their associated drivers and trends

  • Monitor SM-API Visp site specific supplier performance in collaboration with the SM-DS (Drug Substance) Supply Chain Operational Buyer

  • Manage Site Stakeholders (Operations, Supply Chain, Quality etc)

  • Procurement related site activities: complete and maintain SAP, validate orders and contracts aligned with potential site specific procedures etc

Key requirements:

  • Bachelors University Degree  in Chemistry/ Economics/SCM/Procurement or similar. A Masters Degree would be an asset

  • Advanced experience within category management/procurement within the pharma or life sciences industry or similar

  • English is required, fluency in German

  • Acts and behaves as role model to leverage the entire organization. For this, an excellent command of communication techniques is required

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc.)

  • A high level of proficiency in SAP ERP/MRP (Material Requirement Planning)

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: R44989