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  • Recruiter: Karolina Frank

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Senior IT Procurement Specialist (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for a Senior IT Procurement Specialist (M&A) for a 12-month contract (with possibility for extension) based in Basel, Switzerland (3 days on-site, 2 days remote).

Our client is seeking an experienced and strategic Senior IT Procurement Specialist with a strong background in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) to join their dynamic procurement team. This role is critical in managing and optimizing the procurement processes specifically related to IT assets, software, services, and infrastructure during and post-M&A activities. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the IT procurement landscape, exceptional negotiation skills, and the ability to drive cost efficiencies while ensuring alignment with the company’s strategic goals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • M&A Integration: Support the IT procurement activities related to M&A, including due diligence, integration planning, and execution. Ensure seamless transition and integration of IT systems and services.
  • Vendor Management: Develop and maintain strong relationships with key IT vendors and service providers. Negotiate contracts, manage vendor performance, and ensure compliance with agreed terms.
  • Strategic Sourcing: Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers based on quality, cost, and reliability. Conduct market research to stay updated on industry trends and best practices.
  • Contract Management: Oversee the creation, negotiation, and management of IT contracts. Ensure all agreements are compliant with company policies and legal requirements.
  • Cost Optimization: Analyze and identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements in IT procurement. Implement strategies to optimize spend and enhance value.
  • Risk Management: Assess and mitigate risks associated with IT procurement, including supplier risks, contractual risks, and compliance risks.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with IT, finance, legal, and other departments to ensure procurement activities align with organizational objectives and M&A goals.
  • Reporting & Analytics: Develop and maintain procurement performance metrics and reports. Provide insights and recommendations based on data analysis.
  • Policy Development: Contribute to the development and implementation of procurement policies, procedures, and best practices.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. A Master’s degree or relevant certification (e.g., CPSM, CIPS) would be ideal.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in IT procurement, with at least 3-5 years focused on M&A activities.
  • Extensive knowledge of IT procurement processes, contract management, and vendor management.
  • Proven experience in managing procurement aspects of M&A, including integration planning and execution.
  • Familiarity with procurement software and tools. Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and ERP systems.

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