STRATEGIC PURCHASING MANAGER

Industrial
Pharma / Medical
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For our customer we are currently looking for a

STRATEGIC PURCHASING MANAGER

who will be responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, supplies and for undersigning contracts related to the provision of services of different nature, in compliance with internal purchasing regulations and procedures. He/she reviews and analyzes purchase orders and quotations, investigates and develops sources of supplies. Explain purchasing procedures to departments and vendors. He/she evaluates sourcing procedures and presenting improvement strategies to senior management for approval.

MAIN TASKS

- Driving purchasing decisions based on cost and scenario analysis, as well as market trends
- Analyzing and calculating procurement costs and developing cost reduction strategies
- Negotiating contracts with key suppliers, including costs and terms of supply, service and quality
- Conducting market research, as well as creating cost estimates and forecasts
- Maintaining strategic sourcing relationships and developing strong partnerships
- Estimating risks and applying risk minimizing techniques, as well as negotiating contracts that comply with industry regulations.
- Smooth over differences between department and vendor in purchasing disagreements
- Support and contribution to R&D projects and customer projects
- Support and participation in supplier management
 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

- Knowledge of both plastic and steel materials, products and commodities.
- Good command / highly proficient in spoken and written English;
- Strong leadership and communication skills (internal/external clients);
- Priority will be given to Swiss residents Candidates or candidates open to a relocation in Ticino
- Data analysis and research skills related to complex technical specifications and bids;
- Willingness to travel, to develop, to promote and to maintain strategic sourcing relationships;
- Substantial knowledge of negotiation strategies and experience in the industry;

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We will only reply to candidates who fulfill criteria mentioned above.