Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Senior Buyer

Your tasks and responsibilities

Key Responsibilities: 

Lead the local sourcing strategy execution as defined by the Category Strategies

  • Identify and communicate opportunities in the local market, in in close alignment with the internal stakeholders (customer centricity & TIB). the Lead Buyers and Category Management/Councils.

  • Perform local bids, analysis, negotiations and conclude contracts in the region across categories

    The Senior Buyer will focus on the larger and more complex projects with potentially an international scope.

  • Implement regional category strategy and agreements, as jointly agreed with the relevant Category Managers/Councils.


Lead local internal and supplier relationships:

  • Manage and develop the day to day business relationship with local suppliers (initiation, follow-up, issue resolution etc.), to ensure continuity of good and services that meet the expected quality, services and price.

  • Act as a facilitator and ambassador for Procurement among the local and regional cross-functional stakeholders, developing the relationships to implement the category strategy locally and achieve the goals set


Ensure visibility in local market opportunities:

  • Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of local suppliers and regulation

  • Lead the generation of knowledge about the local market in cooperation with the Enablement Function.


Drive and be the guardians of compliance and process efficiency:

  • Work with stakeholders to implement and enforce the policies to guarantee and track spend visibility and compliance, whilst minimising transactional costs. Assist in the tracking of KPIs.

  • Execute administrative tasks as part of the P2P process in a compliant way, cooperating with the Back Office as relevant


Act as the first point of contact for the local stakeholders for continuous improvement:

  • Provide direct technical support to local stakeholders or redirect queries from local stakeholders as appropriate to Enablement or CPOT (Central Procurement Operations Team)

  • Act as a first point of contact to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and escalate problems with the CPOT.

Who you are

Required Skills/Experience:

  • BA in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required

  • Successful 5+ year track record in the procurement organization of an international company.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the source to pay process (S2P)

  • Supplier Management and contract negotiations at local level

  • Internal stakeholder Management at country level.

  • Broad experience with running (inter)national tenders, and contracting process.

  • Ability to manage the entire order to payment process

  • Experience in SAP, SAP Ariba & MS Office is an asset.

  • Strong understanding of Procurement Processes & Systems (SAP, reporting, eProcurement tools)

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Able to forge internal customer and external supplier relationships

  • Ability to comply with existing/quickly adapt to new processes within the organization

  • Takes initiative and constantly seeks to increase the added value of procurement (lower cost, better supplier service, supply base consolidation, etc.)

  • Service-oriented, result-driven attitude with strong communication skills

  • Displays Courage & Candor in a respectful manner with internal stakeholders & customers

  • Fluent in 2 languages, including English

  • Ability to work independently in a decentralized organization.

Who is Bayer?

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.


Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.




Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination. 

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