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Procurement Specialist

Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development and one of the frontrunners in Personalised Healthcare. As the world`s largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally. 

We are currently looking for a Procurement Specialist for a 6-month contract (with possibility for extension) based in Basel, Switzerland.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Execution of the Procure-to-Pay process; run the procurement operations locally and globally
  • Follow up on Purchase Orders with internal end-users and stakeholders as well as with local and international suppliers
  • Actively propose process/system improvements and share best practice within the company
  • In case of an eProcurement system failure, work together with system admin (IT) to solve the issue
  • Plan and execute all system changes in cooperation with eProcurement system admin (IT)
  • Partner with category manager in operational buying
  • Responsible to train and support internal users on processes and tools
  • Maintain and improve the SRM database
  • Maintain department intranet site and be responsible for the procurement related communication within the company

Travel Management

  • Manage the client’s hotel, flight, train and rental car programs and act as the primary liaison with travel partners to achieve the business travel objectives and cost targets
  • Evaluate services, negotiate agreements, and serve as the key contact with all primary travel vendors
  • Training of travel arrangers and travelers (periodically or upon request)
  • Communicate and enforce corporate travel policies
  • Support users in the daily business with the travel management software

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent work experience
  • 2 years’ experience in system support and procurement or corporate travel management
  • Proven experience in designing and managing procurement processes
  • Sound experience in delivering training and user support
  • Proven experience in working and negotiating with external vendors
  • Experience in life science industry is an asset
  • Well versed in eProcurement tools as well as MS Office applications
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and understanding of different contract structures
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Have an overall understanding of processes related to procurement and travel (billing, budgets, IT, HR, risk management, meetings, etc.)
  • Fluent in English – both verbal and written. Additional languages are a plus

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