Celgene Procure to Pay Specialist II (Temp position) in Boudry, Switzerland


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Overview of Role:

The Procure to Pay Specialist II will work in the Financial Operations department supporting the AP, Procurement, Customer Service and MDM functions. This individual will also have the have appropriate knowledge of the financial systems we use, which include Basware invoice matching and approval system, iProcurement as well as the Purchasing, Payables and Supplier modules within Oracle.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Process vendor invoices for payment ensuring proper coding while adhering to the signature authority policy.

  • Ensure that invoices follow the proper approval flow.

  • Ability to work with an automated workflow system and address invoices which have failed the auto-match process.

  • Follow up with the approver to ensure that the invoices are returned to AP in a timely manner.

  • Audit of supplier bank details and payments terms Perform weekly payments based on due dates of supplier invoices

  • Follow up the open prepayments and credit notes

  • Acts as a knowledge source for process improvement and technology initiatives focused on streamlining the procure-to-payment process and reducing inefficiencies.

  • Identify areas where the implementation of enhanced functionality will streamline the efficiencies within the team.

  • Provide timely assistance to our Finance Shared Service partners.

  • Assist with any ad-hoc projects and tasks as necessary.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Commercial degree (e.g. CFD d’employé de commerce or Maturité commerciale)

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Accounts Payable or Financial operations

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

  • A working knowledge of Oracle or Basware strongly preferred.

  • Fluent in both English and French (written and oral)

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles and challenges in a time-sensitive environment.

  • Strong analytical and reconciliation skills with attention to detail and the ability to recognize potential operational problems based on deviations from SOP’s.

  • High degree of integrity and strong work ethic.

  • High sense of urgency and ability to identify creative solutions to time sensitive problems.

  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple work streams, and stay calm and effective under pressure.

  • High degree of organizational agility.

  • Customer Service focused with the ability to communicate across all levels of the organization.

  • Positive attitude with proven ability to handle challenges and overcome obstacles.

  • Self-starter who can propose solutions for problems of limited complexity without further supervision.



At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE