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Sourcing manager

Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Zuchwil, Solothurn, Switzerland
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For our client in Zuchwil we are looking for Sourcing Manager for 10 months project

Job Title: Sourcing Manager

Location: Zuchwil

Duration: 09/03/2020 - 31/12/2020

Workload: 100%

Job purpose:

Lead the supplier selection process and provide overall coordination, facilitation and enablement of programs that will drive best practice in direct material and externally manufactured categories.
Support projects that span global procurement categories and geographies. The position 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
  • 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 favourable for DePuy Synthes, and lead transition of stabilized products, contracts and suppliers to base business and category sourcing teams
  • Lead SOURCE due diligence and transaction support for DePuy Synthes 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)

For further details please contact Aleksandra Kalicka:
e-mail: (see below)

Reference: 845091045

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