Head of Purchasing (m/w/d) 100%

Head of Purchasing (m/w/d) 100%

Ganterschwil, Switzerland and Home Office

Job description

We are looking for an independent personality who enjoys working in a very dynamic environment.
In this role, you will be responsible for the ongoing optimization of the complete supply chain, including inventory and purchasing costs in close collaboration with the Head of Production and the Head of Supply Chain Management & Logistics (SCM&L).

Your main tasks

  • Procurement of goods and DL according to sales plans and at budgeted prices
  • Disciplinary and operational management of the Purchasing team, including employee development and recruitment
  • Alignment of the purchasing and supply chain system to future challenges such as increasing product and volume variance, shortened delivery times, direct deliveries from suppliers, highly limited resources, raw materials and electronic components as well as advancing digitalization
  • Process responsibility for purchasing (operational and strategic), supplier evaluation and management
  • Ensuring a reliable as well as efficient supply chain by selecting reliable suppliers as well as continuous improvement of workflows (processes, costs, lead times)
  • Negotiation of competitive sourcing contracts and further agreements (prices, QSV, purchasing conditions, resource, materialization and non-disclosure agreements) with (international) suppliers
  • Implementation and analysis of key figures within the scope of operational controlling
  • Management of interdisciplinary and cross-departmental strategic projects, participation in working groups and committees

What we offer you

  • A challenging, exciting and extremely varied field of activity with a lot of influence on product purchasing
  • Modern employment conditions
  • Collaboration in a dynamic, open-minded team
  • Possibility to work in a home office
  • Staff restaurant at lunchtime

In this role within an international, world-renowned company, you will enjoy a high degree of flexibility and be able to make a decisive contribution to the realisation of the corporate vision. With its unique safety concept regarding the temperature monitoring of pharmaceutical products, Berlinger plays a significant role to always ensure impeccable quality. In addition to the modern and familiar working environment, a job at Berlinger impresses with this profound sense of purpose in the business field. Add a substantial part to ensure the high quality and development of the company in the future.

Extensive familiarisation with the new tasks and projects will prepare you optimally for your new field of activity. Take the opportunity to become part of our innovative Berlinger team and make your contribution to our road to success.

Your profile

  • Higher education in Purchasing/Supply Chain and/or Purchasing Manager
  • Several years of professional experience in strategic purchasing coupled with leadership experience
  • Strategic-conceptual thinking, strong negotiation skills and high social skills
  • Experience with ERP systems, Microsoft Dynamics an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English
  • Proactive team player with "hands-on" mentality


Mrs. Jeanette Slade, HR Specialist
E-Mail : candidatesberlinger.com

We look forward to receiving your application by email or directly via berlinger.com/jobs

Publication date: December 23, 2021

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