Sourcing Manager

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For our life-science client based in Solothurn region, Switzerland, we are currently looking for a:

Sourcing Specialist

- Partner with the Category & Advanced Sourcing and Innovcation functions to ensure alignment to meet and exceed goals

- Develop and implement strong business systems to establish proactive issue communication to the Make function, manage supplier partnerships & contribute positively to the efficiency of Supply Chain

- Provide input to the Strategic Sourcing strategic direction and coordinate the group to ensure alignment to that strategic direction

- Partner with Supplier quality to ensure alignment on supplier management processes

- Prepare annual business plans budget and deliver YOY productivity savings and any other reporting requirements for the groups

- Develop and manage a technically based, competent sourcing organization

- Develop an organization & lead a robust team to ensure future success

- Upgrade supplier skills (ship-to-stock, emerging technologies, etc.)

- Manage supplier capabilities including but not limited to capacity planning, tooling and resource investments including inventory management.

- Conduct industry research and market surveys in order to stay current with best in class strategic sourcing practices and customer demands.

- Analyze overall system capabilities in support of the supply chain

Education Requirements:

- BS Degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Operations Management or related field.

- MBA or Masters preferred.

- CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) preferred

- Expertise in Operations, Logistics, Planning, and Forecasting required

- Financial management & budget development and control

- Analytical-absorb information & solve complex problems quickly

- Management leadership: setting direction, influencing, goal alignment, lead & influence others in a matrix organization

- Management & leadership of a diverse workforce

- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications


- Minimum of 8 - 10 years relevant experience in a logistics/supply chain role within a high volume manufacturing environment

- Proven ability to influence/collaborate required

- Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills required

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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