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Senior Buyer

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
11 September, 2020

Job Description

Our client, a multinational manufacturer with significant business units covering Medical Device production processes, are seeking a German speaking Senior Buyer to enhance their overall Supply Chain and Procurement team. Located near Solothurn the successful Senior Buyer will operate with key stakeholders from international sales, logistics and external production divisions to ensure production capabilities are met, Inventory is well stocked and OTIF is achieved. Utilising your analytical skills you will be able to regularly measure and monitor inventory and stock levels, place purchase orders with suppliers and offer operational and strategic purchasing insights.


Senior Buyer, Solothurn, Switzerland


As a highly regarded manufacturer our client are searching to optimise their purchasing planning department in line with upcoming regulatory changes related to MDR. As the Senior Buyer you will relish the opportunity to work independently, to lead projects across multiple countries and add variety to the current production planning function whilst ensuring customer expectations are met.


The ideal candidate will have previous purchasing experience of finished goods, packaging or instruments within the Med Tech industry. You will drive internal material flow, inspect stock levels and work strategically to ensure that purchasing is efficient and optimised to contribute to wider cost saving programs within the business.


We are looking for a high calibre Senior Buyer with the following skill sets:

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent level ideally in an Economic or Supply Chain focused discipline
  • Circa 3+ years working experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain
  • Ability to support inventory planning whilst providing competent Supplier Relationship Management and supplier monitoring
  • Understanding of Purchasing Planning with a data driven mindset covering a complex and varied product base
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), plus a strong knowledge of ERP systems
  • Knowledge of FDA / GMP / ISO13485 / MDR would be advantageous
  • Fluency in English and German is essential
  • Ability to travel on occasion (10% max)


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