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Danaher Corporation Material Buyer in Eysins, Switzerland

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

What you’ll do

The Material Buyer is part of the Material Planning team, within the S upply C hain D epartment and will participate to all activities related to procurement and stocks optimization :

  • Review daily inventory reports and replenishment proposals from ERP system and decide whether to create, update or maintain call-offs and/or purchase orders to vendors across the world

  • Chase call-off/purchase orders’ acknowledgement of receipt, confirmed delivery dates, and follow-up till reception at destination site.

  • Track passed due and unconfirmed purchase orders according to our policies

  • Generate and provide forecasts to suppliers based on ABC categories

  • Prioritize and escalate delays, delivery issues, and be part of improvement activities, working in close collaboration with Sourcing

  • Be a support in some exception processes, specific receiving activities Support inbound logistics with inbound discrepancies due to supplier’s misses

  • Vendors’ invoice reviews and discrepancies management/resolution . Make sure PPV’s remain under strict control

  • Track non-conform deliveries for resolution and support returns to suppliers and credit notes collection

  • Lead or drive negotiations whenever required

  • Inventory management, obso/aging, scrap, turns

  • Update and maintain Item set-up and call-offs/POs in ERP system for better planning accuracy

  • Be the guardant of data for supplier OTD measurement. Address OTD discrepancies and use DBS tools and Methodology to set continuous improvement actions

  • Ensure you have a Plan For Every Part for all the range of items under your management

Support NPI’s projects, change controls, deviations, and phase in/phase out projects. Support specific strategic projects

  • Be part of planning review and S&OP management

  • Be agile with push and pull planning. Be able to back up a Material Planner on demand

  • Be part of daily and weekly reviews, and Quality Business Reviews’ with Sourcing team

  • Be an active member of our Quality Management System, support deviations, CAPA’s, Change Controls, DCC

  • Use all set of KPI’s available to drive continuous improvement and meet voice of customer

  • Review, maintain, create, improve Work Instructions related to your activity

    Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 2 years of experience in Manufacturing OR Purchasing/Planning).

  • Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in Supply Chain, Purchasing.

  • Master’s Degree preferred

  • 3-5 years of proven experience in Materials Purchasing, Planning

  • APICS Certification preferred

  • Oracle knowledge (EBS and ASCP) and experience preferred

  • Lean Manufacturing Experience preferred

  • Medical Devices experience, ISO13485 is a plus

  • Fluent in French and English

  • Ability to work in autonomy, rigorous, logical, natural leader, oriented quality, problem solving and customer focus

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.