Senior Operational Buyer

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Procurement/Purchasing
  3. Switzerland
Valais, Switzerland
Posting date: 08 Feb 2024

Proclinical are recruiting a Senior Operational Buyer to join a biotech organisation. This role is on a contract basis and is located in Valais.


  • Handle vendor performance, driving improvements on time distribution, quality conformance, and any other compliance concerns.
  • Responsible for routine open order evaluation meetings with vendors.
  • You will handle the performance of raw material providers, to guarantee that the material requirement plan can be realised.
  • Guide competitive bid process per suitable policy, and/or implement RFx market interventions.
  • Assist the category manager and tactical buyers to execute their supply methods, as well as collaborate with accounts payable to resolve any invoice queries.
  • Supervise and track supplier performance and feedback to tactical buyers and/or category managers.
  • The ideal candidate will assist internal cross-functional shareholders to onboard and approve new raw materials and supplier.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience within a highly regulated organisation, ideally either a biotech or a pharmaceutical.
  • Exhibited familiarity in procurement for a manufacturing site.
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in both operational procurement and purchasing of direct materials.
  • Acquaintance with SAP MM.
  • Prior involvement using procurement tools.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Cameron Huntington at

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.