We are looking to hire a Procurement Executive to be part of the Global Direct Materials Procurement Team for Philip Morris International Management S.A. The role will be based in our headquarters, Lausanne, Switzerland. The successful candidate will provide analytical support to the Category Manager in order to develop effective category strategies and implement all sourcing activities. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic Direct Materials Procurement organization to create, implement and manage global strategic category plans delivering both short and long term solutions and practices to reduce costs via competitive pricing, minimized risk and complexity, improved quality, and effective demand management policies. Key responsibilities: • Analyze historical spend, material input cost evolution and any other available industry data to support the development of the long-range category strategies • Prepare packages for Requests for Proposals, consolidate feedback from suppliers and benchmark proposals. Provide recommendations to the Category Manager • Manage overall price calculator and liaise with suppliers in ensuring accurate prices are negotiated and reflected • Ensure required information such as supplier data, contracts, price lists, etc. are accurately, completely and timely updated and shared with the relevant internal stakeholders • Ensure proper deployment of the productivity initiatives within the regions and report savings accordingly Skills required: • University degree in Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent • Experience in Procurement or related functions (Product Development, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance) • Excellent communication, analytical and project management skills • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint • Proficiency in written and spoken English WHY WORK FOR US? Why work for us? Here are 3 reasons to work for PMI: 1. We’re international: Our global workforce of more than 82,000 is one of our greatest strengths and our employees speak more than 80 languages 2. We’re flexible: your work fits you and not the other way round, thanks to our Flexible Work Arrangement Program; and 3. We’re a certified top employer: This position will advance your experience with innovative technologies, services, and processes. Backed by an attractive salary and compensation package, you will work in a professional setting with clients and team members from all over the world. We are the first multinational company in Switzerland to obtain the Equal-Salary label, for men and women. JOIN A GLOBAL MARKET LEADER PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term we use to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. We have a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Because our RRPs do not burn tobacco, they produce far lower quantities of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than found in cigarette smoke. For more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25/EFTA citizenship is required for this position.