Planner and Purchaser
Vifor Pharma
St Gallen, Switzerland
vor 3 Tg.

About You

We are currently looking for a Planner and Purchaser for our St. Gallen location (hybrid working model). In this exciting position you will be responsible for a stable end-to-end process of our key raw materials for local API production in St.

Gallen. This includes all supplier chain activities like local planning, scheduling and purchasing. In addition, you will actively manage supplier relationships, evaluation of new suppliers, planning and scheduling of internal production lines, actively contribute and influence contract discussions, and measure and report supplier performance metrics / KPIs.

In this position you will be directly reporting to the Head of Planning & Purchasing. Key Tasks

  • Ensuring business continuity and seamless operations
  • Ensuring the consistent and timely placement of purchase orders
  • Ensuring proactive highlighting of risk and propose / execute solutions
  • Conducting or contributing to supplier evaluations (for new suppliers)
  • Writing standard operation procedures (SOP’s) and deviation in own field
  • Resolving supply issues and proactively seeking solutions or alternatives
  • Compare material supply and budgets with capacities; identify extraordinary deviations and drive corrective actions
  • Monitoring and reporting defined KPIs including supplier performance
  • Contribution to or leadership of defined site projects
  • Managing and coordinating activities for special cases (i.e. urgent deliveries) across the various related departments to ensure a smooth and expedited process
  • Further tasks as needed under the requirements of this function
  • Qualifications Minimum Requirements

  • Vocational Training in Supply Chain Management, Planning, Purchasing or Business Administration or a strong operational background and experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in purchasing and / or logistics / materials management or
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in working with the Planning and Purchasing modules of an ERP system (preferably SAP)
  • Fluent in German and English (written and verbally)
  • Experienced in budgeting and financial knowledge
  • Preferred Requirements

  • Project management experience
  • Experience with GMP and related documentation
  • If you are a personality with a proactive mindset, we are looking forward to your application.

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