SpiroChem AG:
Rosental area, WRO-1047-3
Mattenstrasse 24
4058 Basel, Switzerland

Tel: + 41 61 685 95 00
E-mail: contact@spirochem.com


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Procurement Manager – Chemistry Operations

Procurement Manager – Chemistry Operations

Location: Mattenstrasse 24, Rosental area, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Starting date: asap.
Salary: Salary will depend on experience and profile.

Position summary:

In this position, you will:

  • Develop effective and efficient consumables and equipment procurement strategies.
  • Identify and implement cost savings projects which meet or exceed company objectives while ensuring reliable support.
  • Manage ongoing supplier performance to meet or exceed all metrics regarding service, performance, quality, cost and sustainability.
  • Provide support to chemistry operations on matters related to material shortages, quality issues, equipment reparation or maintenance, and new product introduction.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years experience in Procurement, Supply Chain and/or another technical position.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with strategic sourcing methodologies, structured contract negotiations and supplier performance management.

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of chemistry and chemical market background is preferred
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Versatility in common IT applications (Microsoft office).
  • Proficient use of scientific databases (SciFinder, Reaxys), chemistry softwares (ChemDraw, ChemInventory)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment – Should be able to multi-task with proven follow-through and adherence to changing priorities and firm deadlines

What SpiroChem offers:

  • A stimulating working environment in a fast-growing high-tech SME, with challenging projects and exciting internal R&D.
  • The possibility for development and advancement within our dynamic organization.

How to contact us:

Send your CV including references and cover letter to Dr. Florent Beaufils at jobs[at]spirochem.com

About SpiroChem:

Founded in 2011, SpiroChem AG is a Swiss fine chemicals company, based in Basel, Switzerland. We are specialized in the design, synthesis, production and commercialization of innovative building blocks for Drug Discovery. With cutting-edge know-how in drug design and proprietary process chemistry technologies, SpiroChem has become the ideal collaboration partner for large, medium and small pharmaceutical, agrochemical and life science companies. Our clients are located worldwide, including many of the top 20 pharma companies.

SpiroChem DOES NOT accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. The submission of referrals or resumes by anyone other than a candidate directly to SpiroChem employees is strictly prohibited. Unsolicited referrals and resumes sent to SpiroChem are deemed gratuitous, and the company will not be obligated or bound in any way to pay any referral or other fee if a person referred to us from a source other than a candidate is hired.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, resumes will be accepted from approved vendors who have written agreements in place with SpiroChem, and then only to the extent such agreement covers a specified position and, if required by such agreement, the submission of resumes by the vendor has been authorized in writing by SpiroChem for such specified position. Any resume submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of SpiroChem and no fee shall be due.