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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 our team a

Corporate Technical Buyer (m/w/d)



Job Level:



Supply Chain

Working time:

Fulltime (38h/week)

Your new challenges which will inspire you:

  • Develop sourcing strategies and coordinate procurement activities at global level
  • Analyze and manage the demand of required goods and services, providing market intelligence, coordinating with the Business Partner
  • Manage and handle all commercial procurement aspects related to selected projects about capacity extension (eg negotiating EPC contracts), review of Technical documents, handle Technical project claims, act as contact point for Technical Project suppliers)
  • Select and evaluate suppliers that can act as long-term partners and help the company meet its growth objectives
  • Risk management, supplier negotiation and contracting
  • Perform cost reduction strategies by identifying saving opportunities
  • Support local purchasing departments in all aspects for Purchasing Excellence, KPI achievement, reporting and follow up with budget preparations
  • Project lead / membership for strategic sourcing actions on corporate level

Your profile that will convince us:

  • Master degree in Business Administration / Economics and/or Higher Technical education
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in purchasing, preferably in pharmaceutical / multi-site manufacturing environment
  • Experience in project management and guidance of international project teams with the ability to manage complex, large scale initiatives in the area of sourcing;
  • Experience in managing stakeholders
  • Fluency in English is a must, further languages (preferably Russian) would be an asset
  • Experience in using ERP / MES solutions (SAP preferred) and understanding business processes
  • Strong negotiation skills combined with the ability to convince others
  • Analytical thinking and working, accuracy, attention to details
  • Proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results, solution oriented approach
  • High level of integrity, loyalty and trustworthiness following our patient-oriented company culture

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 3.270,89. 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:

Mag. Werner Mikschicek

Octapharma Pharmazeutika Produktionsges.m.b.H.

Oberlaaer Straße 235, 1100 Wien,

T: +43 (1) 610 32 - 1303

About Octapharma

As a family-owned company, Octapharma believes in investing to make a difference in people's lives and has been doing so since 1983; because it's in our blood.
Our company values are Ownership, Integrity, Leadership, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship. In 2018, the Group achieved EUR1.8 billion in revenue, an operating income of EUR346 million and invested EUR204 million to ensure future prosperity. Octapharma employs more than 8,300 people worldwide, 1,200 of them in Vienna, to support the treatment of patients in 115 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Haematology (coagulation disorders), Immunotherapy (immune disorders) and Critical Care.
Octapharma owns six state-of-the-art Production facilities in Austria, France, Germany, Mexico and Sweden.

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