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Global Category Specialist Cleanroom and EI&C (m/f/d) (Ref.Nr. LO3114)

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BRINE SA has been placing top specialists at well-known customers for over 30 years. In doing so, we focus on performance, competence, experience and partnerships.

BRINE SA is looking for experienced Global Category Specialist Cleanroom and EI&C for our client in Basel.

Job Purpose/ Role:

The Clean Room Solutions and EI&C global category specialist, who manages the procurement category management activities in investment projects and coordinates with Capex Lead buyers the planning and execution of projects on all other sites.

Key Accountabilities and Duties

  • Execution and updates of overall Category Strategy
  • Management of demand, supply and capacity with key suppliers and stakeholders EI&C Equipment and Materials, EI&C Installation Works, Clean Room Solutions
  • Supplier Relationship Management with key partners
  • Monitoring markets for technological and regulatory trends
  • Scanning market and internal stakeholder for identifying, analysing and mitigating risks
  • Delivering regular reports on market intelligence for lead time and prices
  • Development of purchasing execution strategies for the categories and projects
  • Leading or supporting Procurement of EI&C Equipment and Materials, EI&C Installation Works, Clean Room Solutions on projects, as required.
  • Strategic and operational procurement tasks, including:
  • Definition and implementation of the procurement strategy as well as targets / department or supplier, taking into account the market situation and classification of products
  • Bundling of procurement measures within the plant
  • Preparation, conclusion and maintenance of framework agreements
  • Development of action plans, relationship management with suppliers, evaluation of new suppliers and management of strategic key account (supplier) activities
  • Optimization of LifeCycleCost (LCC) and reduction of material, transport, ancillary and follow-up costs
  • Coordination, lead or participation in projects to further the development and improve the efficiency of technical purchasing as well as to achieve common targets
  • Member of the Global Category Team for Construction, Fit-out and Automation
  • Leading and responsible for large & complex RFQ packages End to End
  • Responsible for weekly update of his/her packages in Procurement Management Plan (PMP)
  • Supporting on medium & simple RFQ packages
  • Supporting team with category specific benchmarks and costs break downs

You Should Have:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Technical or Commercial training (Uni or FH) or. Preferred area of study: Process engineering, chemical engineering, business management, project management, supply chain, electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Experience: At least 7 years of experience in plant construction as well as in the areas of purchasing, sales, contract management and project management related with Clean Room Solutions and EI&C.
  • Languages: English


  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Project and procurement management
  • Team player with ability to work efficiently in matrix organizations and interdisciplinary teams
  • PC skills, MS Office, SAP
  • Excellent business mindset, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Solution-oriented approach to managing conflicts
  • Initiative and resilience
  •  Able to work under pressure
  • stakeholder management


  • Preferably Engineering by training
  • At least 3 years pharma or biotech industry or similar environment with sterile environment (e.g. semiconductors for clean rooms).
  • At least 2 years’ experience doing tendering of complex and large E&IC, clean room or cold room packages in GMP environment for the relevant industry mentioned above
  • High expertise in regional (EU and UK) and local market (DACH region) for relevant categories
  • At least 2 years` experience with category management, meaning has done at least once a category strategy and implemented.
  • Excellent social skills and stakeholder management
  • Advanced level negotiations


  • Languages: German nice to have, French is a plus
  • Has experience working in Switzerland in Pharma or Capex
  • Has participate in at least one capex project from early engineering until MC or OQ/PQ.
  • Has experience with claims
  • Has experience in agile project management methods
  • Advanced level in contract management
  • Advanced degree in supply chain, business management, trade or economics
  • Procurement or supply Certifications (e.g. CIPS)

To learn more about this opportunity please send your CV ASAP in Word format to BRINE SA:

Workload: 100%

Salary: to be discussed

Language: Fluent English (oral and written), German and French of advantage

Ref: LO3114 

Start Date: 02.01.2024
Duration: 22.12.2024
Location: Basel
Salary: tbd

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    Global Category Specialist Cleanroom and EI&C (m/f/d) (Ref.Nr. LO3114)