Sourcing Manager - CH

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. General Management
  3. Switzerland
Zuchwil, Switzerland
Posting date: 24 Feb 2020

This is an exciting opportunity for a sourcing manager to support projects that span global procurement categories and geographies. The position, based in Zuchwil, Switzerland, will be responsible for developing and executing all facets (product cost, capital, project timing, etc.) of a sourcing strategy and action plan for orthopedic medical devices.


Lead business stakeholder engagement for franchise NPD/ R&D groups in the selection, evaluation and qualification of suppliers of materials and services including Instruments, cases/trays, Electrical Components, Plastics, Metals, Chemicals, Packaging, External Manufacturing, and selected services for all assigned projects.

Lead the supplier selection process and provide overall coordination, facilitation and enablement of programs that will drive best practice and will leverage the company's position in direct material and externally manufactured categories.
Support multiple NPD projects simultaneously across multiple businesses, global procurement categories, and geographies
Partner with procurement category teams and senior leaders in R&D to identify unmet needs to drive the execution of sourcing strategies and innovative supplier solutions aligned to the franchise technology roadmap
Lead multiple complex supplier negotiations simultaneously. Coordinate with key stakeholders, drive terms that are favorable for the company, and lead transition of stabilized products, contracts and suppliers to base business and category sourcing teams.
Lead SOURCE due diligence and transaction support for The company business development teams for both product supply/distribution and acquisition activities.
Optimize quality, supply reliability, NPD supplier performance, innovation and cost through early supplier engagement during product development.
Drive innovation through identifying and developing external partner capabilities to meet future technology needs


- University degree (ideally MSC) in a relevant subject
- 5 years of experience in a procurement role with track record in sourcing and supplier management
- Self-starter, able to take initiative and make things happen
- Extremely self-motivated and independent, willing to bring RESULTS. This is no back office role, but we need a business partner capable to manage multiple stakeholders
- Project management skills
- Previous experience in a global company mandatory
- Medical Devices/Med-tech experience greatly appreciated (deal breaker)

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