Sr Buyer


Bern, CH

Senior 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 suppliers 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
  • Supporting the finance department with incoming invoices
  • Processing of change notifications from suppliers
  • Obtaining quotations and price negotiations, correspondence with suppliers, customers and internal departments
  • Maintenance and review of material and supplier master data in Procurement
  • Assist Finance Department with Sarbanes-Oxley audits, along with other various financial audits
  • Support Change Controls, Deviations and CAPA’s as required
  • Support site and global sourcing activities as directed by manager
  • Collaboration in defined projects (e.g. new product lines)
  • Creation and monitoring of procurement KPI


What you bring to the table

  • Completed training in a technical or commercial profession, (specialized training in logistics and/or materials management would be an advantage)
  • 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)
  • Good ERP (SAP ECC / Hana) and MS Office skills
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • 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.


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