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Temporary Procurement Support Specialist

Actelion Pharma Schweiz AG

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Temporary Procurement Support Specialist

Temporary Procurement Support Specialist - (160000I2)

About the Company


Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company employing over 2,500 dedicated professionals covering all key markets around the world – including Europe, the US, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico. Headquartered in Allschwil, near Basel, Switzerland, our functional, award-winning Actelion Center is a symbol of our innovative spirit and culture.


We are searching for breakthrough medicines for high unmet medical needs and this inspires and motivates all of us to work towards achieving our overriding mission: to treat more patients with groundbreaking therapies.


Besides highly competitive compensation and tangible benefits, would you like to have a noticeable impact and enjoy our culture of innovation, trust and teamwork? Do you want to grow in a different kind of company with an enthusiastic, stimulating environment fostered by open communication and a results-driven approach? Then we welcome your application to join our team in the role of Temporary Procurement Support Specialis, based in Allschwil.



Job Responsibilities

  • Function in both regional and global capacity
  • Coordinate and manage external vendors (eProcurement system and system technical support)
  • Track and follow up eProcurement system performance (SLA management)
  • In case of errors or system failures work together with external vendors and GITS to solve the problems
  • Plan and execute all system changes in cooperation with the external vendors
  • Execute on the Procure-to-Pay process – run the procurement operations
  • Partner with category manager in operational buying
  • Follow up on Purchase Orders with internal end-users and stakeholders as well as with national and international suppliers
  • Support the implementation of remediation actions for identified internal and external audit findings on a timely basis
  • Actively propose process/system improvements and share best practice within the company
  • Responsible to train and support internal users on processes and tools
  • Maintain and improve our SRM database
  • Maintain department intranet site and be responsible for communications

Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent work experience
  • 2 years’ experience in procurement or system support
  • Proven experience in designing and managing processes
  • Sound experience in delivering training and user support
  • Proven experience working with external vendors
  • Experience in life science industry is an asset
  • Well versed in eProcurement tools as well as MS Office applications
  • Ability to coordinate and mange external vendors
  • Experience to negotiate contracts and understanding of different contract structures
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Conflict management experience with ability to effect efficient issue resolution
  • Global, cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary working experience
  • Influencing, negotiation, facilitation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with interacting effectively with internal and external customers
  • Fluent in English – both verbal and written. Additional languages are a plus


What Actelion Offers

  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits
  • The possibility for development and advancement within our dynamic organization
  • The innovative and stimulating atmosphere of a multicultural environment


The research facilities are located in Allschwil, Switzerland, a suburb of Basel on the borders of France and Germany.



Primary Location

: CH-BL-Allschwil


: Procurement


: Full-time

Job Type

: Standard

Job Posting

: Sep 29, 2016