Operational Buyer limited

Vifor Pharma | Posted 16-09-2020

Lisboa (General IT)


About You

Vifor Pharma Group, is a global pharmaceutical company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products and is the partner of choice for innovative, patient-focused solutions.
The company’s goal is to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies and strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives.
Our Global Procurement department is a function that act as a true business partner and focus on cost, quality and innovation together with the business stakeholders and thereby creating a competitive advantage for Vifor Pharma Group.
For Global Procurement, we are now looking for a Operational Buyer to support our new Procurement process. The role’s main tasks will be to manage the PO validation in the newly established PO process at our Portugal entity.
This position reports into the local Procurement Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the procurement validation step of the PR/PO in Sage/X3 ERP system and in the future SAP
  • Control terms and conditions of the proposed PR/PO and connect with the business stakeholder in case of questions to proposed PR/PO
  • Create reports for Global Procurement on various KPIs, with data stemming out of the ERP and Finance systems
Your Profile:
  • Experience in within procurement and managing procurement process PO validations.
  • Experience in Pharma is a clear plus
  • Ideally experience with SAP Applications
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English
You are a mature and solution oriented team player and enjoy acting as a facilitator between the different departments and stakeholders within a very dynamic environment.


We offer the successful candidate a challenging position in a strong and world leading Pharma company in which you will find and environment with room to improvement. As we are in the process of establishing Global Procurement team, the candidate will be able to influence the final role setup to a large extent.
This is a temporary position from October 2020 to December 2021.

About Us

The Vifor Pharma Group is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company. It aims to become the global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies. The company is the partner of choice for pharmaceuticals and innovative patient-focused solutions. Vifor Pharma Group strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases lead better, healthier lives. The company develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products for precision patient care. Vifor Pharma Group holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care); and OM Pharma.

Vifor Pharma Group is headquartered in Switzerland, and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).


Location: Portugal - Lisbon

Division: Procurement

Company: Vifor Pharma

Seniority Level: Specialist


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