Offered by:

Bavarian Nordic Berna GmbH

Finance / Accounting

Key Responsibilities:Strategic Procurement Leadership:

  • Develop and execute a global procurement strategy aligned with business goals.
  • Lead the procurement team in sourcing, negotiating, and securing contracts for raw materials, equipment, and services.
  • Identify and implement cost-saving opportunities and best practices.

Supplier Management:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key suppliers to ensure a robust supply chain.
  • Evaluate supplier performance, track key performance indicators, and address any issues.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to uphold quality, ethical, and sustainability standards.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and mitigate supply chain risks, including geopolitical, regulatory, and logistical challenges.
  • Develop contingency plans to address unexpected procurement issues.

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards, including od Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ESG requirements.
  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes and align procurement practices accordingly.

Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the procurement budget, optimizing costs while maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Monitor and report on procurement-related expenditures, providing regular updates to senior management.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Build, train, and mentor a high-performing procurement team.
  • Foster a collaborative and results-driven culture, promoting professional growth and development.


  • Master’s degree.
  • 8+ years of experience in procurement or supply chain management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven experience in pharmaceutical industry procurement is highly desirable.
  • Strong kledge of global supply chain dynamics and regulatory requirements.
  • Exceptional negotiation and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen.

Join our international company with exceptional technology and a determined team. If you share our passion for vaccines and a desire to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to be part of our dedicated and agile global procurement team. Expect a vibrant and adaptable work environment supporting your personal and professional growth, coupled with an extensive benefits package and competitive compensation.Ready to make a difference? We eagerly anticipate your application. Please submit your application via the following link: us, it is all about improving and saving livesWe are a fully integrated vaccine company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of vaccines, and our vision is to become one of the largest pure-play vaccine companies in the world. At Bavarian Nordic, you will be part of a global team of +1600 dedicated colleagues worldwide, all passionate about making a difference. We offer an inclusive and flexible workplace with a strong focus on personal and professional development, and we welcome people who are passionate about saving lives. If you are open-minded and have the willpower to succeed, we might just be a perfect fit.