Senior Manager Procurement Controlling

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 19-Mar-2018

Ref#: FER-0044 / BR393

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for a:

Senior Manager Procurement Controlling

Your mission

Overall: Financial controller of the Global Procurement Function, working closely with the function which has responsibility for direct, indirect and capital procurement, leveraging spend across the whole organization through strategic vision, operational planning and smooth execution.


a) by defining and deploying the methodology for the measurement of financial KPIs (e.g. savings and cost avoidance) across the Ferring Business (Regions/LBOEs/M&S and Functions);

b) by developing and implementing the finance controlling tools of the function;

c) by recommending savings and cost avoidance targets;

d) by measuring and monitoring the performance and proposing corrective actions.

Your Responsibilities
  • Definition of financial KPIs covering the categories of spend of Global procurement , methodology of measurement of these KPIs (e.g. definition and calculation of savings and cost avoidance)
  • Development and deployment of the finance controlling processes, tools and reports to assess and monitor the performance of the procurement initiatives (e.g. savings and cost avoidance results)    
  • Support the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) by recommending cost savings and cost avoidance targets, proposing priorities in terms of targets of spend categories and of countries / functions and  recommending timelines for project achievements
  • Measure and monitor the financial KPIs achievements
  • Provide accurate and timely financial information on spend targets to CPO and Group Controlling
  • Advise and challenge the CPO with timely and proactive analyses, assessments of variances
  • Inform CPO and Group Controlling on any issue impacting potentially the achievement of the financial targets in a timely way as well as proposing remediation actions and solutions
  • Ensure understanding by stakeholders of targets, achievement progress, remediation actions
  • Present and justify financial assessment of initiatives towards stakeholders

Required Experience & Competences
  • Final degree in Business economics or Certified Management Accountant or degree in Business management
  • Proven practical knowledge of Finance & Controlling
  • At least 5-8 years of relevant work in finance & controlling in a multinational company
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Pro-active, independent, self-starter, capable of prioritizing multiple tasks, hands-on, result oriented
  • Pragmatic and problem solver
  • Good technical/information systems skills

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