• Contract
  • Valais
  • Recruiter: Karolina Frank

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Project Procurement Lead

Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for a Project Procurement Lead for a 12-month-contract (with possibility for extension) based in the Valais area, Switzerland.

The Project Procurement Lead manages the procurement activities for assigned investment projects and coordinates their planning and execution. The Project Procurement Lead holds strategic responsibility for procurement in construction of manufacturing, laboratory & office facilities projects between 5 to 500 million.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Development of Procurement Execution Strategy and coordination of procurement activities for assigned investment projects.
  • End-to-end commercial ownership of procurement, expediting, contract management & closeout of contracts for:
    • Goods such as: Process equipment, electrical equipment, AHU’s, black utilities pumps & valves, lab equipment, furniture, consumables, pumps & automation systems and spare parts for above
    • Services such as: Construction, piping, HVAC, electrical & cleanroom fit-out, consulting, engineering and planning
  • Active management of the Procurement Master Plan (PMP) during project execution to ensure timely project reporting & identification & mitigation of risks
  • Close collaboration with a multitude of stakeholders such as:
    • Project procurement team including other buyers, order managers & contract managers
    • Procurement management & category management
    • Project or Program Director or Managers, engineers and subject matter experts dedicated to projects
    • Support functions like Quality, EHS, Legal, Finance, HR etc.
    • Key third party collaborators including EPCM, EPC or main trade or equipment suppliers

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • Around 10 years' experience in Capex project / procurement management
  • Experience in pharma / biotech sectors an advantage
  • Experience in plant construction as well as in the areas of procurement, sales, contract
  • English fluent; German an advantage
  • Team player with ability to work efficiently in matrix organizations and interdisciplinary teams
  • Technical training (ETH or FH) or similar in process, chemical, mechanical, civil or plant engineering an advantage

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