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Director of Procurement - Single Use Technologies

CC- 5953
Sector Location Job type Salary
Dependent on Experience
Date added
23 May, 2022

Job Description

My client, a large global business in the bio-pharma sector, seeks a Director of Procurement – Single Use Technologies.


In this role, you will be responsible for managing the global category strategy for direct materials within specialist single use bio-tech solutions.


Heading up a team of four specialist Strategic Buyers, you will act as the main point of escalation and ensure coherent purchasing strategy across the portfolio for the short, medium and long-term, enabling security of supply for key products within the SUS/SUT area.


Director of Procurement – Single Use Technologies, Basel, Switzerland


My client is offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional who understands the single use technology market to take up an influential, business-critical position.


While previous procurement experience is highly desirable, it is not essential; we welcome applicants from other disciplines within the SUS/SUT markets. This could include OEMs, bio-pharma companies, life sciences companies, or specialist component manufacturers within the wider supply chain.


This role would suit senior managers within commercial/sales or projects functions working directly within SUS/SUT manufacturers, their clients or the wider component supply chain.


It is essential for this role that you have a solid understanding of single use technologies. This may include whole systems or components for any single use systems.


The successful candidate will be a self-assured manager, knowledgeable within the SUS/SUT market, that can guide a team and wider category strategy in a highly complex, limited supply environment.


You will be confident understanding technical stakeholders internally and assessing technical solutions and products externally, to ensure exact delivery of site requirements.


You must be very technically minded, patient, and have the ability to positively engage and motivate your team, internal stakeholders and external suppliers against an exacting backdrop.


The main personal quality we are looking for is someone with the ability to find unique solutions that foster long-term success.


We are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillset:

  • Ideally educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Experience within single use technology - we are open to seeing candidates from sales, procurement and operations backgrounds that can demonstrate a strong understanding of the SUS/SUT market and the ability to manage strategic sourcing initiatives globally
  • Detailed experience of component parts and, in particular, filtration would be highly advantageous
  • High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate


If you are interested in applying for this Director of Procurement – Single Use Technologies role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to for a confidential conversation please call Charlotte in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1874