Senior Buyer
Associazione Farmaceutici Ticinese
Lugano, CH
vor 5 Tg.

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
  • Actively promote and champion the use of best practise to ensure compliance with the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Producing reports and statistics using computer software
  • Participation in audits as required
  • Keeping accurate records of all procurement files and using them as reference for the future
  • Ensuring suppliers are aware of business objectives
  • Visiting manufacturers, distribution centres and service suppliers
  • Skills

  • 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
  • German skills are a plus
  • The position holder will be expected to travel as required both locally and internationally

    The role will be based in our EMEA HQ near Lugano, Switzerland

    If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to

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