Bern, CH

At Emergent BioSolutions Berna, the Swiss affiliate there are - beside manufacturing activities – professionals in Quality Assurance and – Control, Supply Chain and Regulatory affairs working.  Approx. 140 professionals are working on the Swiss site of Emergent in Bern / Thörishaus.  

To complement and strengthen our team in Procurement we are looking for a


Buyer 100% M/F


Your tasks include

  • Purchasing of raw materials, auxiliary materials, and services for the Emergent BioSolutions subsidiaries in Switzerland and the EU.
  • Daily processing of purchase requisitions and purchase orders
  • Monitoring and adjustment of delivery dates according to supplier’s order confirmations, informing the business manager in case of delivery delays  
  • Internal escalation in case of delivery delays and working out alternative solutions together with production planning and other departments
  • Handling returns, complaints and claims
  • Assist Finance Department with incoming invoices, Sarbanes-Oxley audits, along with other various financial audits
  • Obtaining quotations and price negotiations, correspondence with suppliers, customers, and internal departments
  • Collaboration in defined projects (e.g. new product lines)
  • Support site and global sourcing activities as directed by manager



What you bring to the table

  • Certified Purchasing Specialist or BSc. in Business Management or commercial apprenticeship with specific training in purchasing, logistics, materials management
  • At least 5 years of professional experience and thereof at least 3 years of experience in operational procurement, disposition, materials management, or logistics (preferably in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry)
  • Profound knowledge in SAP (ECC/HANA) combined with very good MS Office skills
  • Very good written and spoken language skills in German and English (Level C1)
  • Very good time management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills and multi-tasking
  • Strong work ethic and high integrity


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.