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Manager, Procurement

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the development and management of the

procurement department at Bachem Americas, Inc.  He/she will provide a Global Market Analysis of

defined categories and strategic supplier management for selected suppliers. The Procurement

Manager will be leading and supporting the Procurement department and supporting projects. The

desired candidate will also have strong skills related to Stakeholder Management.


Your Tasks

Lead the purchasing team

Develop Procurement Strategies for the defined categories and implement them according to the Procurement Management Process

Responsible for the management of, and defining categories in Procurement

Constant Monitoring of overall procurement strategies with the appropriate KPI’s

Responsible for price and condition of procurement items for defined categories

Conduct negotiations, and tender processes to ensure internal and external requirements

Sourcing and evaluation of appropriate sources for defined categories

Development of Risk Management Strategies and implementation for defined categories

Global Market Analysis of defined category and strategic Supplier Management for selected supplier

Global Procurement Market Research, country and industry analysis

Ensure a sustainable implementation of procurement strategies according to the Head of Strategic Procurement

Systematic management of suppliers along the entire supplier lifecycle for defined categories and key suppliers

Responsible for strategic relationship management and supplier performance with defined key suppliers

Leading and participating in Procurement projects

Represent Procurement as the Subject matter Expert in customer projects

Work out recommendation for procurement in the project

Provide documentation and information to ensure the project’s success

Lead the Contract-Negotiations and work out a contract in collaboration with the Contract Manager for Procurement

Lead Improvement projects and represent procurement in Improvement projects in collaboration with tactical purchasing

Stakeholder Management

Ensure the timely release and monitoring of purchase orders to ensure the availability of raw materials and services

Act as a key-user in SAP for procurement


Your Profile

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Engineering or similar field; MBA preferred

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing in the Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical industry

Experience in strategic procurement and supplier relationship management

Good understanding for the sourcing and purchasing process in the pharmaceutical industry       

Excellent negotiation sills with internal and external partners and suppliers

Excellent stakeholder management skills

Excellent skills with working in a multi-culture environment

Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex data sets

Strong working knowledge of SAP system

Familiar with the cGMP requirements in the pharmaceutical industry

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment

Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues

Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical and analytical problems

Ability to work independently and manage one’s time

Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment


We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles