Bavarian Nordic Berna GmbH
Oberriedstrasse 68, 3174 Thörishaus
  • 21.11.2023
  • 100%
  • Führungsposition
  • Festanstellung

Protecting our tomorrow

At Bavarian Nordic, we aspire to save and improve lives by developing innovative vaccines designed to unlock the power of the immune system. We are a global leader in smallpox/mpox vaccines, and our commercial product portfolio contains market-leading vaccines against rabies, cholera, typhoid, and tick-borne encephalitis as well as an ebola vaccine, licensed to Janssen.

In support of our vision, we seek a dynamic individual for the role of Head of Global Procurement. This crucial position will oversee both direct and indirect procurement, shaping the overarching procurement strategy for Bavarian Nordic. As the leader of our global procurement operations, you will collaborate closely with local purchasing teams in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and the US, ensuring a seamless supply of essential raw materials, equipment, and services vital to our thriving vaccine business.

This is a newly established role, providing a unique opportunity for you to make a lasting impact. The successful candidate will possess the skills and mindset to elevate our organization's maturity level from low to high in the coming years. We are seeking an individual capable of instigating positive disruption, with an autonomous approach free from micro-management. Reporting to our Executive Vice President of Global Operations, you will lead a small team of 2-3 employees and the position can be based either in Denmark or Switzerland at our manufacturing sites.


Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Procurement Leadership:

  • Develop and execute a global procurement strategy aligned with business goals.
  • Lead the procurement team in sourcing, negotiating, and securing contracts for raw materials, equipment, and services.
  • Identify and implement cost-saving opportunities and best practices.

Supplier Management:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key suppliers to ensure a robust supply chain.
  • Evaluate supplier performance, track key performance indicators, and address any issues.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to uphold quality, ethical, and sustainability standards.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and mitigate supply chain risks, including geopolitical, regulatory, and logistical challenges.
  • Develop contingency plans to address unexpected procurement issues.

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ESG requirements.
  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes and align procurement practices accordingly.

Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the procurement budget, optimizing costs while maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Monitor and report on procurement-related expenditures, providing regular updates to senior management.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Build, train, and mentor a high-performing procurement team.
  • Foster a collaborative and results-driven culture, promoting professional growth and development.


  • Master’s degree.
  • 8+ years of experience in procurement or supply chain management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven experience in pharmaceutical industry procurement is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of global supply chain dynamics and regulatory requirements.
  • Exceptional negotiation and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen.

Join our international company with exceptional technology and a determined team. If you share our passion for vaccines and a desire to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to be part of our dedicated and agile global procurement team. Expect a vibrant and adaptable work environment supporting your personal and professional growth, coupled with an extensive benefits package and competitive compensation.

Ready to make a difference? We eagerly anticipate your application. Please submit your application via the following link: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1576&ProjectId=146826&DepartmentId=18972&SkipAdvertisement=true

For us, it is all about improving and saving lives

Weare a fully integrated vaccine company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of vaccines, and our vision is to become one of the largest pure-play vaccine companies in the world. At Bavarian Nordic, you will be part of a global team of +1600 dedicated colleagues worldwide, all passionate about making a difference. We offer an inclusive and flexible workplace with a strong focus on personal and professional development, and we welcome people who are passionate about saving lives. If you are open-minded and have the willpower to succeed, we might just be a perfect fit. 


Daniel Mauron
+41 31 8885225
Bavarian Nordic Berna GmbH