Corporate Strategic Purchaser - Medical Devices (m/f/d)

Job ID:  50244

Wien, AT

Job Level:  Professionals
Job Category:  Supply Chain
Employment Type:  Temporary employment
Career Level: 

Octapharma specializes in the development of highly pure pharmaceuticals made of human blood plasma. As part of a family-owned enterprise, Octapharma in Vienna is not only the largest production site, but also a successful research location of the Octapharma Group. Since our company continues to grow, we are now hiring for a maternity leave replacement (until April 2024) :


Your new challenges which will inspire you:


  • Strategic purchasing and devise long-term development strategies in pharma production business
  • Product portfolios like Chemicals and Gels, Medical Devices, Filtration, Tubing and Bags, Primary Packaging
  • Sustainable optimization of supplier portfolio and further development of supplier relationship man-agement
  • Support the design and implementation of the appropriate strategies groupwide in close collabora-tion with Regional/Local Procurement Leads
  • Leading negotiation in an international context and setting up global agreements for long term de-velopment
  • Develop and deliver sourcing reports for your categories
  • Responsible for the procurement risk management to ensure sustainable supply continuity


Your profile that will convince us: 


  • University degree in engineering or similar 
  • At least 3 years of experience in strategic purchasing
  • Knowledge in defined portfolios preferred
  • Excellent negotiation skills 
  • Very good project management skills 
  • Fluent in English and German 
  • Preferable are skills in pharma business and GxP working environment
  • Excellent team coordination and communication skills
  • Perseverance, strategic thinking skills and a hands-on mentality

Our attractive benefits for you:

  • Wide range of tasks in an international setting, flexibility and personal responsibility
  • Reliable employer with generous employee benefits and a salary customary in the market.
  • Familiar setting of a family-owned enterprise with benefits such as Do & Co staff restaurant, extraordinary staff events and many more:




Additional information:

The minimum gross wage according to the collective agreement (chemical industry) for your new job is EUR 3.557,47.  We strive to adapt your salary to your range of tasks and to your profile, which is why we are ready to pay wages higher than collectively agreed.


We are looking forward to new, committed employees who join forces with us to promote our strong growth in order to keep enabling our patients to live a better life - because it is in our blood! Is it in your blood too? We are looking forward to receiving your application via our online career portal.



Your contact:

Vera Molnar
Octapharma Pharmazeutika Produktionsges.m.b.H.
Oberlaaer Straße 235, 1100 Wien
T: +43 (1) 610 31 - 4106

Working at Octapharma

Whether your interests lie in the field of research and development, production, marketing, sales, finance or engineering, there are many career opportunities at Octapharma

We are the world's largest family-owned plasma company and entirely European. In the spirit of our founder Wolfgang Marguerre, we do not pursue short-term profit goals, but have future generations in mind. Our vision: we are passionate about developing new healthcare solutions that improve lives. We own 6 modern production facilities in Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and Mexico. The Marguerre family continues to play an essential role in the company's day-to-day operations.

Octapharma wants to offer its employees a working environment that challenges them as much as it enriches them. Since its foundation in 1983, the company has grown steadily and today we employ almost 10,000 people.

If you are interested in becoming a part of Octapharma, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

About Octapharma

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein manufacturers in the world, developing and producing human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines.

Octapharma employs around 10,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in 118 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Hematology, Immunotherapy and Critical Care.

Octapharma has seven R&D sites and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden, and operates more than 180 plasma donation centers across Europe and the US.

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