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Procurement Consultant (Pharma)

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 by Randstad (Schweiz) AG

Basel, Switzerland
Research
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Contract/Project

We are currently supporting a leading pharmaceutical company in the area of Basel, in their search for an experienced Procurement Consultant.

The role is a full time role that requires onsite presence in Basel/Kaiseraugst.

Background:

A global Business Process and ERP Program have been initiated to globally harmonise business processes and systems. For the upcoming template design and subsequent pilot phases, we are looking for a Procurement Professional with relevant experience in the Life Science industry to support the process and solution design as well as Project organizations.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • The role will be mainly responsible for aligning and consulting on process design as well as supporting overall project activities in the area of define/design and test
  • Collaborate with functional (eg Finance or Procurement) and other IT teams to realize solutions for cross-functional areas
  • Execute and/or support functional (exploratory and system) testing; coordinate testing activities, support defect resolution and support/coordinate user acceptance testing, deployment activities and data migration

Your Profile:

  • 5+ years of relevant procurement consulting experience in the Pharma industry, delivering IT solutions in transformational projects in the Operational Procurement
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in global system implementation projects as a core team member is a must
  • 3+ years of consulting experience
  • Requires excellent problem solving and analytical skills to resolve a variety of routine and complex issues and to describe the business requirements accordingly
  • Knowledge of process-based/cross-process IT systems (SAP ECC/S4 as well Ariba/Coupa/smart by GEP or non SAP Purchase-to-Pay solutions) for the relevant functional area
  • Ability to analyze, design, describe and test IT solutions from an E2E business process understanding
  • Strong business process knowledge and experience in the respective functional area
  • Proven capability in negotiation, conflict resolution and stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication and project management skills in classic as well as Agile ways of working
  • Change management and process improvement skills with direct experience in delivering complex business process/organizational change
  • Demonstrated knowledge of request to pay procurement processes, standards
  • Demonstrated business improvement experience based on very good knowledge about Procurement business processes and the interdependencies to other business areas, interfaces as well as the master data framework
  • Possesses an in-depth knowledge of respective business processes in the functional area of Procurement, eg Request to pay, sourcing & contracting
  • A strong track record in ensuring the delivery of business benefits from projects
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal working hours to support global projects
  • Experience working with cloud based P2P platforms will be an added advantage
  • Strong communication skills, business level fluency in English both written and verbal

Education:

  • University degree, with Business, IT or Life Sciences degree preferable

Are you ready for the next challenge in your career, then dont hesitate to send your application or contact me.

Reference: 870099643

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