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Senior Buyer - IT

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
12 November, 2020

Job Description

In partnership with our client, a market leader in the Services sector, we are seeking a German-speaking Senior Buyer IT for their headquarters based in Bern, Switzerland. As an experienced Procurement professional, you will have responsibility of various spend categories, including IT Equipment and Operating Resources, with the remit to develop and implement the category strategy in line with business requirements. Ensuring operational compliance across Direct Procurement activities, you will be targeted to deliver savings, while maintaining supplier quality and lead time standards.


Senior Buyer – IT, Bern, Switzerland


Reporting into the Head of Direct Procurement, as Senior Buyer IT, you will have previous experience in sourcing IT, Capex and Production equipment, with specific expertise in Project Procurement and, ideally, both private and public sector purchasing. Operating with a business partner approach, you will be highly proficient in stakeholder management with a proven track record in influencing in a cross functional capacity, while owning the financial performance of the sub-category and managing key supplier relationships.


Working with internal stakeholders, you will also be responsible for make-or-buy decision making, before going to define the Procurement strategy, and leading through the negotiations and supplier selection processes, including the drafting of relevant contracts.


For the Senior Buyer IT position, we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillsets:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Ideally 3+ years’ experience in a senior Procurement position covering Category Management responsibilities
  • Ability to implement and develop sourcing strategies
  • Hold substantial knowledge of the relevant market and category
  • Track record in achieving results in negotiations, project team leadership and improvement in supplier relationship management
  • Willingness to travel on occasional basis
  • Fluent in both English and German languages is a must
  • Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and ideally SAP Ariba


If you are interested in applying for this Senior Buyer – IT role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Neil in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.