Lead Buyer

Location: Malmö
Reports to: Supply Chain and Procurement Manager
Last day of application: Apply as soon as possible as we are working continuously with the applications.

Svar Life Science AB is now recruiting a Lead Buyer to be responsible for supplier relationships, negotiations and continuous improvement when it comes to supplier management.

Together with the Operational Purchasers, the lead buyer is responsible for securing the correct products and services available for the whole organization of Svar Life Science AB - mainly Operations but also R&D and Wieslab AB (Bioanalytical and Diagnostic services). Focus will be on supply quality, delivery precision, cost effectiveness and optimized stock levels.

The Lead Buyer will have a tactical focus with some strategic influences. A process will be needed to start working with spend follow-up to work pro-actively with price follow-ups and to identify possibilities for improvements. This role also includes giving support to operational purchasing and involvement in improvement projects.

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You have a M.Sc. in Engineering or Business and at least five years of business experience from strategic purchasing preferably from a life science company or manufacturing company. You must be familiar with the process from purchase to pay, use of ERP-systems and have a solid understanding of financial reports. If you have experience of working in FDA regulated industries and experience from IVD /Medical device/ food industry or other related operation it is a plus.

You are a business-oriented colleague with a professional attitude who always combine good communication skills with a strategic mind set. You are a curious and an open-minded team-player with change management skills and have a good understanding of the interaction between processes, organization, culture and technology in the whole value chain.

You are used to work independently and structured, focusing on driving the business forward. It is important to have good “people skills” and to enjoy building relationships both within and outside the organization. We expect excellent communication skills in both English and Swedish and if you have worked in a fast-paced environment in the past, and you enjoy building something from the ground, we’re excited to talk with you.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain good relations with suppliers
  • Perform spend analysis
  • Follow-up on supplier performance
  • Negotiate with suppliers regarding pricing and delivery terms
  • Approve suppliers and follow up through supplier evaluation
  • Responsibility for the quality system with regards to purchasing
  • Operational purchasing